Pachter: 'Annus Horribilis' For Publishers, As U.S. PC Game Retail Plummets

Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter has been discussing 2009 as "a horrible year" for public video game companies, also revealing that October 2009 U.S. PC game retail sales were down 38 percent to $27 million.

As part of a client note sent out today, video game sector analyst Pachter noted many of the topline NPD numbers for October, with console game retail software sales in the U.S. at $573 million, down 18 percent from last year's $698 million, and much worse than Wedbush's estimate of $635 million (down 9 percent).

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chak_3428d ago

for PC, retail doesn't mean that much now. You have to add online stores, and AFAIK it's rounding around 25% of retail.