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See also: Seventh generation of video games

Results, surprises and story lines from 2009.

Questions for 2009Edit

  • How will video games in 2009 fare compared to 2008's record breaking year?
  • With no U.S. price cut in 2008, will the PS3 reduce its price this year?
  • Will the Wii lose momentum in 2009?
  • How successful will Wii core titles, such as MadWorld and The Conduit, be?
  • Can PS3 exclusive titles like Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, God of War III boost hardware sales? Year of the PS3?
  • Will the sales difference between Xbox 360 and PS3 tighten or expand?
  • Has the Wii peaked in Japan? (sales decreased from 2007 to 2008)
  • When will the PlayStation 2 see a price cut to $99?

Sales milestonesEdit

2009 console sales from around the worldsales
Console Worldwide (shipped) United States




United Kingdom Canada France


Wii 9,594,000 1,975,178 1,200,000
Xbox 360 4,770,700 331,706 600,000
PlayStation 3 4,334,500 1,727,041 900,000
Nintendo DS 11,185,400 4,025,313 1,850,000
PSP 2,495,900 2,307,971 420,000
PlayStation 2 1,799,900 255,960


January to June 2009
  • sold to UGO, Electronic Gaming Magazine shut down.[1]
  • Japan sales decline overall; PS3 and X360 sales rise as Wii stutters in early 2009.[2]
  • Nintendo raises the trade price of the Wii by £18-20 in the UK due to the depreciation of the weight loss pills pound.[3]
July to December 2009

Notable releasesEdit

  • Nintendo DSi (March)
  • Wii MotionPlus (June)
  • PSP Go! (October)
  • Killzone 2 (PS3)
  • Halo 3: ODST (X360)
  • Resident Evil 5 (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Street Fighter IV (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Wii Sports Resort (includes MotionPlus) (Wii)
  • Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  • The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3, X360, Wii)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (WII)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
  • Borderlands (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Assassin's Creed II (PS3, X360)


Games that were delayed to 2010

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