Game industry pulls in nearly $3 billion in November

By Justin Mann on December 15, 2008, 4:41 AM
A slumping economy certainly hasn't slowed game sales. NPD has put together some statistics that put video games sales in the U.S. just a tad south of $3 billion for the month of November, and quickly approaching $22 billion for the entire year. A good portion of those November sales came from hardware, which accounted for $1.21 billion, much of which is attributed to the continued success of the Nintendo Wii and its 2 million units sold in November.

Top selling games that contributed to the $2.91 billion for the month include Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: World at War, and Left 4 Dead in the console side of things. Unsurprisingly the most popular PC game for the month was WoW's expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, followed by Call of Duty: World at War, Spore and Fallout 3.

PS3 games and the PS3 console sales still remain lackluster compared to their competition in the U.S., but overall the game industry still appears to be very healthy.




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