Video Game Sales Outpace Expectations in February
By Chris Morris
The video game industry got some long-awaited good news in February.
Software sales came in slightly better than analysts were expecting, while hardware sales shattered forecasts. For the month, game sales fell 5 percent versus a year ago, according to the NPD. (Analysts had expected a drop of between 6 and 10 percent.) Sales of gaming hardware were up a surprising 10 percent, though.
Overall, the industry posted a 4 percent gain compared with February 2010.
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