New stats from NPD Group show video game sales down last month, but ignore those numbers: NPD reports January 08 as a 4-week month and January 07 as a 5-week month, so it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. On a per-week basis, overall game sales were up 18% y/y, and software sales were up up 50%.
Console sales were down 6%, in part because of price drops for machines like Sony’s PS3. Interesting note — two of the best-selling game units (Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP) are several years old:
- Wii: 274,000
- PS3: 269,000
- Nintendo DS: 251,000
- Play Station Portable: 230,000
- Xbox 360: 230,000
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