NPD: Video game industry had another rough month

NPD: Video game industry had another rough month
NPD has released their monthly video game industry report, and it appears to be another rough month.

The lone bright spot was an increase month-over-month for hardware sales, but overall sales were down year-over-year, again.



Software, hardware and accessory sales came in at $1.06 billion, down a massive 20 percent from the same month in 2011. Hardware was down 18 percent YoY to $381.4 million and software got smacked down 23 percent to $464.4 million. Accessory sales were down 16 percent to $215.2 million.

From January, however, hardware sales were up significantly, up 87 percent.

For the month the top selling games were:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)
UFC Undisputed 3 (360, PS3)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360, PS3, PC)
Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC, PS2)
SoulCalibur 5 (360, PS3)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
Twisted Metal 2012 (PS3)
Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 Mar 2012 21:28
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  • 3 comments
  • neronut

    Not every person can/will buy a new PC every year. So being down one year and up the next isn't a big deal.

    Scott

    8.3.2012 22:03 #1

  • Interestx

    Originally posted by neronut: Not every person can/will buy a new PC every year. So being down one year and up the next isn't a big deal. TBH I'm wondering when I'll bother replacing my own PC, it's 4yrs old & 2yrs ago got an update.
    It's a quad core Q6700, 4gb of RAM, 2 x 1tb HDDs with a Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner & now has USB 3.0.......but what exactly am I missing out on?
    Opening my email a few milli-seconds faster?
    I don't do a lot of video editing but this rig is pretty quick at what I do.

    9.3.2012 08:37 #2

  • kirschgyll1 (unverified)

    Does this take into account things like humble bundle or Gaia online what about things that are free but with ads ? Or even homebrew which I guess wouldnt be counted here.

    9.3.2012 13:09 #3

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