Submitted by Sinner101GR 1232d ago | news

JUNE NPD: Game sales down 29% in US during June

The NPD Group's retail sales data report for the US games business did not paint a pretty picture for the month of June. The double-digit declines keep mounting as total game industry sales fell 29 percent to $699.8 million, while software sales (including PC) also dipped 27 percent to $362.8 million. Accessories was the only category to tick up slightly (4 percent) to $169.8 million. (Industry, NPD, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Dlacy13g  +   1232d ago
Not the greatest of numbers for the industry for sure but feels better than May.
xursz  +   1231d ago
Too many people arguing about games instead of actually playing them.
chukamachine  +   1232d ago
The land of 360 and the home of the zombie.
Awesome-Xanto  +   1232d ago
It's getting close to the end of this generation, and there hasn't been very many "must have" games releasing. So this is a surprise how?
Prince_Dim-Lu   1232d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
310dodo  +   1232d ago
generations ending

...they dont release any AAA games in summer

sleeping dogs i cant wait for you
august 14th!!!
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1232d ago
sleeping dogs, P4 Arena, and darksiders 2
flyingmunky  +   1232d ago
Lets not forget borderlands 2. Game is gonna rock!
r21  +   1232d ago
this guy's got the right idea, games are what should we be thinking of, not sales!
chasegarcia  +   1232d ago
I blame it on game prices.
dazzrazz  +   1232d ago
Thats what you get when u keep all the good titles on all platforms to be released in last quarter of the year
AO1JMM  +   1231d ago
Bad economy and the end is drawing near for this gen so people are most likely just waiting for the new systems to come out.
IQUITN4G  +   1231d ago
Imagine the shock for some people that have recently come back into gaming after many years away and to stumble across an article such as this. Some people didn't even think there were other machines you could game on other than their beloved Playstation

Sony owned the market practically it seemed back last gen and it's fairly hilarious how ms's good fortune is downplayed by those obvious too forgetful to realise how much pie has now been lost to both Nintendo and MS

The head start will be one factor but even then nobody would have sensibly bet against Sony this gen. People don't give enough credit for this dramatic shift in favour of MS

It may only be in America and the UK where we see the biggest change but winning over Sony in America alone is tremendously important
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Kidmyst  +   1231d ago
I think I only bought Ghost Recon in June. I think Summers are just slower in general.
ajax17  +   1231d ago
Gee, what a surprise; it's JUNE! Nothing good ever coming out during the summer months

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