January NPD: US industry rises 13% to $1.33 billion

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 12 February 2009 23:38 GMT

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The US games industry grew 13 percent year-on-year to $1.33 billion, just-released January NPD figures have shown.

Hardware sales were up 17 percent for the month compared to the previous period, hitting $445.4 million.

Software sales rose less steeply, but showed a solid 10 percent increase. $676.6 million worth of games were sold in the US last month.

Peripherals sales were up 11 percent compared to January 2007, breaking the $200 million mark at $209.8 million.

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