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Video game sales showed small signs of rebounding in September, according to a new market report.
The annual Household Penetration Study conducted by NPD Group said the percentage of U.S. households with Apple computers gained in the last year. The survey revealed 12 percent of U.S.
US video games sales of hardware, software and accessories fell in August for the sixth straight month, declining 16 percent to $908.72 million following disappointing sales of the latest "Madden" game.
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Market research firm NPD Group announced on Tuesday that compact discs accounted for 65 percent of US music sales in the first half of 2009, but digital downloads are expected to nearly equal CD sales by the end of the year.
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Video game sales had a steep drop in July, showing an even bigger decline than what many analysts were expecting during the recession.
Analysis from the NPD Group showed that US videogame sales in June dropped for the fourth consecutive month as the previously recession-defying industry starts to show its vulnerability to current economic troubles.
NPD Group, a leading market research group, found in a study that active Twitter users buy 77 percent more digital music on average than non-users, and 12 percent have bought music in the last three months.
In May of last year, US video gamers spent more on games, hardware and accessories than this May, suggesting this year's release schedule couldn't compete with Take Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Auto IV" last spring.
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