Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sales of Video Games (Physical Format) Continue to Slide

Link to November 16 CNET News post, "Video game sales slip 4 percent in October".

Excerpt: The current slump in video games sales extended to a seventh month in a row as retail sales of games, hardware, and accessories slipped 4 percent in October.

Overall game sales totaled $1.07 billion last month, down from $1.11 billion for last October, according to data released today by market researcher NPD Group.

Hardware sales showed the greatest decline, falling 26 percent to $280 million for the month compared to the month prior. Console and portable hardware sales were down about 30 percent compared with last year, NPD said


NPD cautioned that the report reflects only new physical retail sales. "While down, there are revenues being generated from digital distribution, used game sales, rentals, social-network games, and mobile applications to name a few," Frazier said.

Related articles:
Video game sales take a dip. (9/10/2010)
Video games:  5 trends.  (6/19/2010)
Entertainment Software Association 2010 Report on Computer and Video Game Industry.  (6/18/2010)
Any such thing as recession-proof?  (4/19/2010)
Survey says...adults are players too.  (12/8/2008)

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