US spent 15 billion USD on games in 2009
According to the latest figures published by NPD, the US has spent somewhere in the region of 15.25 billion USD on games in 2009.
US consumers spent 10.5 billion USD on games at retail in 2009 without considering downloads, rentals and the mobile games market.
NPD estimates that digital downloads including DLC as well as full games, rentals and mobile games account for between 4 and 4.5 billion USD.
They also stressed that as far as downloads were concerned consumers spent more money on lower priced full games and DLC.
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