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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

September 10, 2009 at 3:34 PM

NPD: Video game sales plunge in August

Another bleak report on video game sales was just released by research firm NPD, which said the overall industry’s U.S. sales fell 16 percent to $909 million last month.

Hardware sales were down 25 percent, despite a 72 percent jump in PlayStation 3 sales after its price was cut to $299.

Software sales were down 15 percent, to $470 million, with “Madden NFL 10” on the Xbox 360 the top seller, with 928,000 units sold.

The rest of the top 10:

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM – 360

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM – PS3

MADDEN NFL 10 – PS2

DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY – PSP

WII FIT – WII

MARIO KART W/WHEEL – WII

FOSSIL FIGHTERS – DS

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