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US game sales down 11% in November despite Call of Duty

While Call of Duty: Black Ops II stormed out of the gate with $500 million generated in 24 hours, and Halo 4 produced $220 million on its first day, The NPD Group's just released November report does not bode well for the holiday season in the US.

Following a miserable October, the all-important fourth quarter continued to exhibit double-digit declines, as total industry sales dropped 11 percent to $2.55 billion in November. Total software sales (including PC) fell 11 percent to $1.46 billion, while hardware dipped 13 percent to $838.9 million. Accessories were down 8 percent as well, totaling $280.9 million.

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Dlacy13g1393d ago

Given the 360 and PS3 are hitting yrs 7 & 6 respectively...and the Wii is officially last gen for Nintendo now...and the WiiU had "limited" supplies in November, I really didn't expect a different outcome. I actually am surprised its only down 11%.

thorstein1393d ago

Not only that, but I still don't think there is anything to worry about when the industry does 2.55 Billion in one month. That is insane!

thorstein1393d ago

Now wait a minute. I just read on Gradar that Black Ops 2 hit $1 Billion since release. Then I came back here and low and behold... gamesindustry.biz... these guys know nothing about gaming or the industry. These are the same mooks as industrygamers. Lulz.

Brian1rr1393d ago

Consoles are far from dead. Hopefully next gen games won't be $60 at launch cause I just can't afford AC3, Black ops, hitman and Far cry 3 in one month

FarCryLover1821393d ago

That's why you wait until month two when they are $25 or so on sale.

medziarz1393d ago (Edited 1393d ago )

~ 15% average drop in sales is no decline just change in the industry - it can't grow forever you know, hardcore consoles did a very good job picking up the revenue the falling Wii left behind

Hicken1393d ago

It's funny how people ignore all the other economic goings-on in the world and treat gaming like it's the ONLY thing that's down.

Compared to a lot of other industries, gaming is doing QUITE well.