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NPD 2012 Results

The latimes.com has some year-end reporting from the NPD Group with sales figures for the game industry in North America in 2012. Word is sales of physical discs and consoles declined 22%, compared with a 9% drop the previous year, as the transition to digital distribution accelerates and the current console generation hits the geriatric stage. Here's more:

Total spending in the U.S. on physical game products was $13.26 billion, according to NPD Group. The research firm did not estimate the annual total including other avenues for game spending, but did say that used games, rentals and digital formats accounted for about half of total spending in December.

The bestselling game of the year was "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." Annual sequels in Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard's military shooter franchises have been the top-selling video games for four years straight.

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8. Re: NPD 2012 Results Jan 11, 2013, 13:29 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 12:49:
We are normal. Everyone else is not normal

You forget as long as we are there, someone is going to cater to our needs in form of games. Sure maybe not everyone, but as long as we have kickstarter I am sure there will never be a time where we don't get to play the games we actually want to play. ON PC

I agree. But that doesn't mean that the people buying less console games would be buying more had they simply been PC games.
 
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