NPD: Behind the Numbers, September 2011

Gamasutra: "On Thursday of last week the retail-tracking firm, the NPD Group, released its estimates of new U.S. physical retail video game sales for the month of September 2011. With EA Sports' Madden NFL 12 pushed into the September retail calendar, and the release of Microsoft and Epic's Gears of War 3, it was no surprise that software sales were up 3% compared to last year.

However, that modest growth was outweighed by 9% and 14% declines in the hardware and accessory segment revenue, leaving the retail video game industry down by a full 4% relative to September 2010."

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ozstar2925d ago

This is almost always a good read.

ozstar2925d ago

NPD says lost revenue in the last year is being absorbed by other types of game sales (cloud gaming, online downloads and mobile)?

I don't think Nintendo's going to take this lying down. They helped create the mass market for gaming, they damn well better make sure they try and keep it.