Up to 40% growth expected in the US for May

Monday, 9 June 2008 14:55 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Lazard Capital and Wedbush Morgan have both put out bullish growth figure for the US games market this morning, ahead of the release of May NPD data this week.

The former is predicting 30 percent growth year-on-year for the month, with Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter pushing the boat out a little further to 39 percent.

“We expect May US retail video game console software sales data to be released after market close on Thursday, June 12,” said the games analysis superstar. “We forecast sales of $530 million, +39% compared to last year’s $381 million.”

NPD day’s out favourite day in the entire month. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning, every morning. God bless you, growth.