Wii Weakness, Music Fatigue Blamed for Industry Slump

IndustryGamers writes: "The NPD Group's October video game sales data is expected to be released on November 12, and Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter does not expect it to be pretty. Total industry sales were essentially flat in September (software up just 5%), and Schachter is anticipating October 2009 software dollar sales to show a double-digit decline. He points out that there's a tough comparison with October 2008, which was up 35% on new hits like Fable 2, Fallout 3, Guitar Hero World Tour, and the continued strength of Wii Fit and Mario Kart."

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