NPD: Spending On Video Games Drops 9%

Consumers spent $14.8 billion on video game content in 2012, a decline of 9%, according to The NPD Group.

Breaking down the 2012 spending, NPD says that consumers spent $7.09 billion on physical video game and PC game software, a 21% drop from 2011, and $5.92 billion on digital games (full game and add-on content downloads, subscriptions, mobile games and social network games), a 16% increase. An additional $1.79 billion came from spending on used and rented games, NPD says.

Total spending in 2011 amounted to $16.34 billion, NPD says. The increase in digital

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