Soft­ware sales feel eco­nomic down­turn

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: US video game equip­ment and soft­ware sales fell 29 per­cent last month to $848.9 mil­lion, re­search group NPD said on Thurs­day, as the gam­ing in­dus­try limps through the eco­nomic down­turn.

Nin­tendo’s Wii was again the top-sell­ing home con­sole last month, though sales fell from last year. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was sec­ond. NPD said it was the only con­sole show­ing a unit sales in­crease year-to-date.

Sony’s PlaySta­tion 3 was in third place, fol­lowed by the PlaySta­tion 2.

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