NPD: Behind the Numbers, January 2011

Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines NPD results for U.S. video game retail in January, including close-up looks at rising Kinect popularity and "extended declines" in Wii and DS hardware and software sales.

According to the latest NPD Group sales estimates, U.S. retail video game sales are still contracting. On Thursday the firm revealed a 4% decline in overall sales, with both the hardware and software segments contributing to the shortfall.

Only the accessory segment showed a year-over-year increase in revenue, with Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move likely contributing most of that growth.

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hot1112889d ago

360 hardware ASP has risen to $306 and console is top seller,interesting

ChozenWoan2889d ago

... half of the article is just regurgitated Patcherism.

slugg2889d ago

The 360 can keep its momentum with no big-name Kinect or other games coming out until Gears 3 in the fall? That would be amazing.