US gaming sales lost 8 percent in 2009
With December's gaming sales now unleashed in the US, stat-obsessives NPD have revealed their full year numbers for 2009 - noting a drop of 8 percent over 2008.
Apparently, total videogaming related sales topped 20.2 billion USD, down from 21.4 billion USD, although it could have been worse were it not for a bumper festive season.
"December marks just the fourth month of the year where the industry saw an increase over last year. January and February were both up, and since the decline that began in March, only September experienced growth," explains NPD's Anita Frazier.
"The big sales this month, particularly on the hardware front, is a positive move for the industry headed into what will hopefully be a recovery year in 2010."
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