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Submitted by donniebaseball 841d ago | news

NPD: Game sales at US retail drop 25% in February

Despite EA topping the charts with Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3, sales were pretty miserable (Dead Space 3, Industry)

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PS3Freak  +   841d ago
I buy 95% of my games on Amazon.

The prices are good, the selection is great, and it's convenient.

Edit: Not sure if this includes Amazon, or if it is just pertaining to storefront locations (i.e Gamestop)
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RememberThe357  +   841d ago
I don't think they include online retailers or Walmart. I think I read a few year back they make up or it with an algorithm.
EffectO  +   841d ago
"Not sure if this includes Amazon"

It does.

This industry is total bomba,almost every game except top few has flopped.
25% down from already crappy figures,lol
RememberThe357  +   841d ago
EA can really only sell Sports games. BF sells itself, Command and Conquer as well. Their PR is horrendous. They could have sold their fans on the changes to Dead Space but they treated them like second class citizens and now they're paying the price. Good to see. Please DICE, break free!!!
majiebeast  +   841d ago
I hope this mean we get Sly Cooper 5 for Ps4 cause this sold pretty well for a game that wasnt advertised and was probably pretty low budget.

Sales figures i found on Neogaf
50k for Ninokuni which out sold DMC for both 360 and ps3(DMC is a BOMBA) :D
MGRR 65% PS3 but sold only 1/3 of Deadspace 3(stupid dudebro games):(
EOS4 sold 15k(end of the month release)
Ninja gaiden sigma 2 plus 3k(end of the month release)
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Jek_Porkins  +   841d ago
I've been buying more and more games online, I bought Gears Judgment from the Microsoft Store because they threw in a free 1600 point card, which is the exact amount of the Gears Judgment Season Pass.

Newegg had the game for $39.99, a lot of online places offer great deals, that combined with a console generation that just wont end, leads to loss YOY, which isn't surprising, you cant always gain, eventually you top out.
Myst-Vearn  +   841d ago
$325 millions in Digital sales, with that counted it's not really that bad

I don't think the industry is declining it's just changing
4lc4pon3  +   841d ago
i just bought gears of war judgement on newegg.com newegg had a 48 hour only sale.

game 59.98 (does not charge tax
$20.00 off code

Total paid with 3 day ship was 40.98. Great deal IMO.

I think games should be around 50 total this 65.00 is way to much money when most of the game that are released are mediocre
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deadfrag  +   841d ago
Econony did not pick up like some think,and people are not going to buy games at $60 when they have to feed the Family and pay the bills.More and more i think that if they raise or even keep games at $60 this is going to happen a crash in the industry.Games must be lower in price to match the stagnant economy.More familys are been affected by lack of jobs...even familys that were considered medium and stable are suffering the effects of the slow grow of economy.
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4lc4pon3  +   841d ago
I make great money and even tho i have no issues financially I still find these 65.00 games to be not worth the price.

I usually shop around and look online like newegg who offers Tax free and free shipping. I will never pay 64.00 for a game ever

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