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X3iE 12-08-2012 04:27 PM

Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20638318

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/video-...142924228.html

Strong sales of the latest Call of Duty and Halo sequels were not enough to prevent a drop in annual US video game sales, according to research firm NPD.

It suggests sales of hardware and software sold by retailers were down 11% on the year in November.

obby 12-08-2012 04:34 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
There is a video games section

Karma101 12-08-2012 06:07 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
Why is this here? It also doesn't matter because we are almost at the end of the current gen, people's interests will peak once more when the new consoles come out and sales will soar again.

MillionDollarProns 12-08-2012 06:16 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
One thing to consider, is that last I checked, sales reports usually exclude online and digital sales. It's likely more people have just gone digital. Also in the case of CoD, it will be hard for CoD to top what it sold last year.

Sephiroth 12-08-2012 06:20 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
This November was very small in comparison to past years.

Plus, the industry is flat for console sales. It is typically like this the year or two before the next gen. The video game industry is cyclical. Same thing happened in 89-90, 94-95, 99-2000, 05-06, 12-13.

Edit: Looking at the NPD Top 10, only Halo 4 and COD were November games. Everything else was either October or earlier (just Madden).

just1988 12-08-2012 06:34 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by X3iE (Post 12355135)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20638318

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/video-...142924228.html

Strong sales of the latest Call of Duty and Halo sequels were not enough to prevent a drop in annual US video game sales, according to research firm NPD.

It suggests sales of hardware and software sold by retailers were down 11% on the year in November.

Wow, that's steep. I thought in the current climate that video games would be one of the forms of media entertainment which would maintain strong sales. Compared to the vastly illegally shared music, tv and film industry.

Sephiroth 12-08-2012 06:43 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
Being down 11% just means instead of a 4 billion dollar month, it was just 3.5 billion. Don't just blindly take it at face value.

Bubzeh 12-08-2012 06:52 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
And rightly so. Once you hit 18, you start to realise Video Games are actually a waste of time.

Hoopy Frood 12-08-2012 06:57 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
Good, maybe I can actually get in to current consoles once the new ones are out and they stop supporting the older ones.

Tarfu 12-08-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Video Game Sales Decline Continues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bubzeh (Post 12355570)
And rightly so. Once you hit 18, you start to realise Video Games are actually a waste of time.

Why would you say that. Please don't say that.


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