Video game retail sales continued to sli

January 20 [Sun], 2013, 10:01
Sad MarioThethat had a rough time over the holiday quarter. , the latest data from the NPD Group show that video game hardware and software sales in the United States totaled $3.2 billion at retail last month, a 22% decline from the$4.1 billion the industry posted in December 2011. One big culprit in the decline has been that give users an alternative to trudging down to their localto buy new games.As far as hardware sales go, NPD found that() Xbox 360 remained the best-selling console in December, selling 1.4 million units, followed by() 3DS at 1.25 million units. Ominously for Nintendo, the companys new Wii U console sold just 460,000 units on the quarter, less than the original Wiis 475,000 units.

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