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U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January

The AP has word from NPD group on retail video game sales in the U.S. for January:

LOS ANGELES U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 34 percent in January from a year earlier to $751 million due to the lack of new game titles

Market researcher NPD Group says the dearth of new games likely resulted in fewer people going to stores and buying other recent releases on impulse.

Sales of console and portable software the video games themselves fell 38 percent to $356 million.

That's a bigger decline than the 12 percent drop forecast by Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.
Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" was the top seller for the third-consecutive month following its early November release.

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9. Re: U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January Feb 10, 2012, 00:55 Kitkoan
 
Haven't bought many games lately and while I can't say much about the console side of it (haven't bought a console game for myself in over a year...), all my Windows games have been pretty much from the different indie bundles that keep coming out.
While not every game in each bundle is great or something I would play, there is at least 1+ per bundle it leaves me with more games then I can play.
Also there are the Steam sale bundles which also means more games for cheap. Buy in bulk and don't have to worry about new games for a while so my purchases drop heavily after bundles happen (indie and Steam bundles)
 
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