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NPD: Behind the Numbers, October 2009

In Gamasutra's detailed NPD U.S. console/game sales analysis for October 2009, we examine Sony's post-PS3 price drop results and PSP Go launch, Nintendo's Wii price cut timing, and a possibly grim outlook for the rest of 2009

Earlier this, year conventional wisdom held that the videogame industry would make a dramatic turnaround in the back half of 2009. However when the NPD Group released October 2009 retail sales data last week, the dire reality of the market was plain for all to see.

In every segment of the market – hardware, software, and accessories – the revenues were down significantly, and the overall total was down 19% relative to October 2008.

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Briefcase Joe3672d ago (Edited 3672d ago )

zzzzzzzzzzzzz...huh? How the hell did I end up here?

4point7BillionLoss3672d ago

According to Anita Frazier, analyst for the NPD Group, the Xbox 360 was the dominant platform during October 2009 with hardware, software, and accessories totaling around $290 million.

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Socomer 19793672d ago

i hope youre cashing in on some microsoft checks because with you wasting your time pretending to be apart of the corporation, people think youre a joke.

heres some advice. get paid for what you like to do. right now your are just a tool and youre really wasting your time on n4g which is a ps3 fan site.

Briefcase Joe3672d ago (Edited 3672d ago )

People shouldn't take things so seriously on this site. Unless you are an employee or share holder, let this sh!t go, and if you are one, you are an asshole for stirring the pot. Don't waste your time arguing back and forth with each other. I like when people write funny comments, but what I mostly see is petty BS coming from all sides.