THQ: Wii software sales revenue triples that of Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3


Whilst THQ may have reported losses of $47 million during their second quarter this year, sales figures that the publisher has revealed show that their Wii and DS offerings are far outpacing other formats with the Wii software alone tripling that of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 competitors.

During the three months prior to September 30th, sales hit a total revenue of $77 million with a $34 million chunk of that being accumulated through Wii software. Nintendo DS titles brought in a further $17 million, with Xbox 360 gather $14 million and PlayStation 3 tailing behind at $12 million. An additional $1.2 million was made through wireless revenues, including mobile gaming.

“This holiday begins the consistent flow of quality products that we’ve been investing in over the past two years,” CEO Brian Farrell said. “Our December quarter will be led by WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 and our new uDraw GameTablet. Key releases for our March quarter include our new core game franchise Homefront as well as WWE All Stars, UFC Personal Trainer and De Blob 2.”

He continued, “We continue to invest in our long-term product pipeline. Our goal this fiscal year continues to be to position THQ for significant growth in fiscal 2012 and beyond, with high quality core games such as Red Faction Armageddon, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and the next installment of our Saints Row franchise scheduled for release in fiscal 2012.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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