Past month Industry Sales are below the level from... 2004?
January was surely a very low month for Video Game sales. Seems NPD is reporting they are below 2004 levels. XBOX 360 is the highest selling console with 270K units sold.
The market research company NPD has released its January 2012 sales report, and it looks like, overall, it was a pretty bad month for every console, as the Industry Sales are below the level from 2004.
Top selling games for January:
The NPD group don't release sales numbers anymore, but we can see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim keep selling 'pretty well'.
As for the Hardware, there are only estimations, but looks like XBOX 360 was the top selling console again, selling around 270k units.
PS3 and Wii selling only 281K combined is pretty low even for January. Because of this, looks like this month sales are below the level from 2004. Or, could be the NPD is getting faulty data?
Even if the above statement is true, we have seen an overall and continuously decline in the VG Hardware sales for a while. I guess is already time for a new gen of consoles?
NEWS SOURCES: Sales of Video Games fall in January (via) USA Today and NeoGAF Forums
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