US video game sales drop for 8th straight month
Microsoft must sometimes feel like its lead in the game market is a Pyrrhic victory. The Xbox 360 once again topped the NPD Group's hardware charts in July, claiming a near-majority 49 percent market share of consoles -- but the 203,000 units sold were a steep drop from the 257,000 units that traded hands in June, and a far cry from the glory days that would have given a victory more meaning. Nintendo and Sony haven't shared their own figures, although the analyst group notes that only Nintendo's 3DS and DSi had any kind of increase in the month. The industry as a whole was unmistakably feeling the combined effects of the pre-holiday doldrums and a console generation that's long in the tooth: hardware revenue was down 32 percent in the month to $150.7 million, while the games in question saw revenue dip 23 percent to $260.7 million. If you need a culprit, earlier reports for the second quarter had credited similar shifts to sales of physical game copies declining faster than digital sales could replace the
(AP) — U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell for the eighth straight month in July as the industry continued to look ahead toward the release of new ...
Fri 10 Aug 12 from Phys.org
Microsoft must sometimes feel like its lead in the game market is a Pyrrhic victory. The Xbox 360 once again topped the NPD Group's hardware charts in July, claiming a near-majority 49 percent ...
Fri 10 Aug 12 from Engadget
The game industry generated $548.4 million in the U.S. last month, down 20 percent compared to the $686.3 million generated in July 2011. [Read more]
Fri 10 Aug 12 from CNET
Overall sales fell 20 percent to $548.4 million, according to research firm NPD Group.
Fri 10 Aug 12 from USA today
Nintendo's handheld platforms were the only systems to see a sales increase last month. read more
Fri 10 Aug 12 from TG Daily
The economic climate may be anything but optimistic, yet digital game sales managed to clock in at a cool 17% higher in Q2 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011. read ...
Thu 9 Aug 12 from TG Daily
The video game industry's summer slump has been particularly bad this year, with the latest report from the NPD Group showing sales down 20 percent to $548.4 million revenue for all video game ...
Fri 10 Aug 12 from Techradar
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