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Has The Era Of Video Game Consoles Passed?
2012-05-14 10:05:47

Is it time to begin mourning the end of an era? Console-based video game sales fell 42 percent in April of this year, with total industry sales falling to $630.4 million from $930.9 million a year ago, according to market researcher NPD Group. An early Easter holiday and a relatively light game release schedule for the month may have contributed to the lower than expected sales numbers, but very strong sales numbers have not been seen for a while, writes Venture Beat´s Rob LeFebvre....

Madden NFL 12
2011-09-09 09:22:13

  Consumer reticence for non-essential spending, along with a dearth of high-profile game titles, has retail sales numbers for video games falling for the fourth consecutive month in August. This is the ninth such drop in the last 12 months, according to the market research firm NPD Group Inc. NPD Group says in its monthly report that video game software sales – which refers to sales of the games themselves, sank 34 percent in August to $265 million, compared with sales of...

2009-01-28 16:02:00

December Software Sales Help Set New Record WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $22 billion in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 billion of that total figure -- a 22.9% jump over the previous year -- the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of a December...

2009-01-28 11:18:00

December Software Sales Help Set New Record WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $21 billion in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 billion of that total figure -- a 22.9% jump over the previous year -- the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of a December...

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2005-11-12 09:50:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales of video games in October fell to $365 million, down 24 percent from a year earlier, when publishers released a slew of blockbuster titles, analysts said on Friday. Citing figures from market researchers NPD Group, analysts said October console game sales were around $294 million, while sales of handheld games were about $71 million. Analysts are closely monitoring sales as the industry heads into the holiday season, which accounts for roughly half of...

2005-07-29 02:59:07

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sales of U.S. console and portable video game hardware, software and accessories rose 21% year-over-year for the first half of 2005, putting the industry on track for a record year, research firm NPD Group said. The gaming sector saw overall sales hit more than $4.1 billion for the January-June period compared with $3.4 billion in first-half 2004, driven by the fast-expanding portable gaming market and software sales gains, NPD said...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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