Video Game Sales Dropped in April
Sales of video game software in the U.S. in April dropped 17 percent over the same period last year to just over $1 billion, according to figures reported by NPD Group and cited by AFP.
However, that figure was somehow skewed, considering that last April featured several blockbuster releases, while this year's did not. April 2009 is in fact the second biggest-selling April in history, behind only 2008.
Hardware sales also fell 8 percent over the same period the year before, with all three major consoles down by more than 40 percent. It was, however, a strong month for Nintendo's DS, which rode the release of the new DSi to more than one million units sold.