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U.S. Retail Game Sales Continue Decline

NYTimes.com has the report from the NPD Group on retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the U.S. for July (thanks Neutronbeam), confirming indications they have dropped for the eighth consecutive month (though digital sales continue to rise). Word is:

Overall sales fell 20 percent to $548.4 million, according to research firm NPD Group.

Sales of consoles and portable software the video games themselves fell 23 percent from a year earlier to $278 million.

Sales of hardware fell 32 percent to $151 million. Accessories sales rose 8 percent to $137 million.

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19. Re: U.S. Retail Game Sales Continue Decline Aug 10, 2012, 10:55 Arithon
 
Prez wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 06:13:
Are all of the writers who wrote "Is PC Gaming Dead" articles every other day going to start writing "Is Gaming Dead" articles now?

Console gaming is dead - at least for the current generation of consoles.

Market research firm IDC reported that PC shipments totalled 86.7 million units last quarter, down 0.1% from the year earlier period. So consoles & console game sales are falling 230 times faster than PC's over the same period.

So much for the "PCs are dead" bandwagon.

The interest in OUYA, the open-source Android console is therefore unsurprising. Any market with a single seller is always an overpriced monopolistic ecosystem (Microsoft's XBOX, Sony's PS3, Apple, etc.). So a console where the hardware accessories, upgrades and games can be made by or bought from anyone (like the PC) may prove an attractive prospect.


 
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