Video:  Video Game Sales Flat in October, but Downloads Continue to Rise

Video Game Sales Flat in October, but Downloads Continue to Rise

by Clip Syndicate

As game makers prepare their best titles for the holiday season, the video game industry has yet to bounce back. Total sales of video games at US retail shops remained flat in October, coming in at $790.7 million, within a percentage point of the same time a year ago, according to a report by industry watcher NPD Group. But the devil's in the details: Software sales are still falling, while purchases of new video game hardware have jumped. Read More >>


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