U.S. video game sales up 10 percent

U.S. sales of video game hardware and software rose 10 percent in November from a year earlier, market researcher NPD said on Thursday, as Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.OS) reported its Wii console and DS hand-held system both set U.S. sales records in the month.

NPD said the U.S. video game industry is set to top $22 billion in 2008, and Nintendo, Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Sony Corp (6758.T) said their strong sales in November showed that consumers are still spending despite the global economic crisis.

Rising unemployment and tighter credit have dented U.S. consumers' purchasing power, and most retailers have posted dismal sales results in recent months.

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omodis4203657d ago

The Wii is the new board game. That's all it is. The Wii is ruining gaming.

NDEN3657d ago

I wonder what the chart has to do with anything in the full article. Can't see the relevance.

Lots of percentages and colours, and the raised slice bit is quite appealing if you like that sort of thing. Looks nice & important too. Maybe that's why they used it (sorry, that's rather cynical).