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NPD: 5% Industry Decline

NPD's data for January shows overall revenue for the game industry down 5% compared with January 2010, reports Gamasutra. Word is: "New retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories totaled $1.16 billion for the month. With PC sales excluded, the industry drew a total of $1.14 billion in revenue, down 4 percent from the year before." They also note: "Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops was the best selling new retail title for the third month in a row in January, after selling over 12 million units across five separate platforms in 2010." They also offer a list of the ten bestselling titles for the month of January:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard) - Xbox 360, PS3, Wi, DS, PC
  2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft) - Wii
  3. Dead Space 2 (Electronic Arts) - Xbox 360, PS3, PC
  4. Little Big Planet 2 (Sony) - PS3
  5. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Majesco) - Wii, Xbox 360, PS3
  6. NBA 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive) - Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC
  7. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft) - Xbox 360, PS3
  8. Dance Central (MTV Games) - Xbox 360
  9. Michael Jackson The Experience (Ubisoft) - Wii, DS, PSP
  10. DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You (Sony) - PS3, PC

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13. Re: NPD: 5% Industry Decline Feb 18, 2011, 01:59 Kajetan
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 18, 2011, 01:35:
wow. that's pretty dismal, even if they are skewed numbers. no wonder devs flock to consoles
NPDs data does NOT include digital sales or MMO revenue, NPD data is coming only from traditional retail.
 
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