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Videogame Physical Sales Down 10% in June

The Washington Post has results from the NPD Group from June, with the market research group reporting sales of videogame hardware, software, and accessories totaled $995 million, a decline of 10% over the same period last year. It should be noted that this does not include digitally distributed games. It also sounds as if the small segment of this that represents sales of PC games did better than the rest of the market:

Sales of software, the games themselves, dropped 12 percent to $469.5 million. When including PC games, total software sales fell 10 percent to $508.9 million.

Doug Creutz, an analyst with Cowen and Co., had expected June sales to disappoint, although he said several titles aimed at hardcore gamers did worse than expected. Those include “Duke Nukem Forever” from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., and “Red Faction: Armageddon” from THQ Inc. Both were hurt by poor reviews, he said.

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9. Re: Videogame Physical Sales Down 10% in June Jul 14, 2011, 23:47 kanniballl
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 22:44:
I'm not surprised it's only 8%, the size of the PC section in my local Game has shrunk. It used to be most of the store, now it's a lot less than 8% of the shelf space.

You're lucky, for YEARS my local "game stores" have the like 2-feet of shelf space for games. And that space is shared with their old bargain bin stuff like a beat-up box of War Craft III.

If I want PC games the only physical place that tends to carry them near me is Best Buy.
 
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