Thursday, 23 July 2009

June Video Games Sales Drop

Executive summary By : Kirk Jensen

Video Game Sales fall a fourth straight month as of June. According to market researcher NPD Group sales of computer game hardware, software and accessories dropped 31 percent from the same month as last year.

Even though sales have declined, the video game audience has grown. Hardware sales in June tumbled 38 percent to $382.6 million from $617.3 million. The Nintendo Wii not surprisingly was the month's best-selling console system with 361,700 units sold, and the Nintendo DS was the top selling handheld gaming system with 766,500 sold.

Video game sales dropped 29 percent to $625.8 million from 4875.8 million. The best selling video games included Prototype for the Xbox 360, fighting game UFC 2009 for the Xbox and the fitness game EA Sports Active for the Nintendo Wii.



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