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The comprehensive gaming landscape of 2006: Are hardcore gamers on the decline?

With Q1 2007 now well under way, last year's official game sales numbers are now available. Next-gen.biz has compiled a comprehensive report of the top 100 games sold last year, drawing quite an interesting picture of the game market as a whole. Using the NPD stats in conjunction with publisher figures and various other sources, the 16-page report documents the gaming landscape of 2006.

The demographic of the top 100 game sales by genre reveals expected numbers. Sports games and licensed games (e.g. titles based on licenses like Disney) were at the top of the list by a large margin, each with over 20 games of the top 100 of 2006...

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