iSuppli: Nintendo Tops Sony in Game Software
In another indication of Nintendo’s stunning comeback in the gaming sector, the company took over the lead in the video-game software market in the third quarter, overtaking Sony, according to figures released by the research firm iSuppli Corp., as reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
Software sold for the Nintendo Wii and DS reached $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2007, nearly doubling the figure from the same period a year ago. Nintendo edged out Sony’s total of $1 billion in the quarter, drawing together software for the PlayStation 2 and 3, as well as the PlayStation Portable.
Microsoft came in third with a total just under $318 million, but iSuppli analysts expected that number to rise in the fourth quarter thanks to the release of the popular “Halo 3” game.