For January, overall industry sales dropped 4 percent year-over-year (YoY).
Despite strong sales from the Microsoft Kinect and Sony Move motion control systems, sales fell to $1.14 billion from $1.18 billion in 2010.
Hardware was the major lagging factor, down 8 percent from $354 million to $324 million while software fell 5 percent to $576 million. Video game accessories rose 6 percent to finish at $235 million.
Microsoft saw strong growth YoY, up 14.4 percent to 332,800 units. Half of the consoles sold were bundled with Kinect.
Nintendo got crushed, with Wii sales down 31.5 percent to 319,000 sold.
The PlayStation 3 saw a slight hit, as well, falling from 276,900 consoles sold last year to 267,000 in 2011.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Feb 2011 17:01