Friday, July 13, 2012

Video game sales fall 29 percent, again | Brier Dudley's Blog | The Seattle Times

On a related note, see Steam Sale Kicks Off With Huge PC Game Deals (PC World)
"NPD's monthly report on the decline of physical video game sales is out and it's just as gloomy as last month's.
Sales of game discs, hardware and accessories fell 29 percent in June, including a 45 percent plunge in sales of game hardware. Total sales of physical games were $699.8 million, down from $989.5 million the year before."
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About 40 to 50 percent of game sales are now digital -- downloads, microtransactions and the like. When those sales are added in, U.S. consumer spending on video games last month was around $1.36 billion, Baker said.
Video game sales fall 29 percent, again | Brier Dudley's Blog | The Seattle Times
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