With total industy sales dropping 11%, software sales down the same amount while hardware down 13%, NPD put the decline down to the console generation transition period with many platforms late in their lifecylcle.
When compared to November 2005, with retails videogames now up 97% since then, Gamesindustry International reports that NPD sees this as relative long-term health for retail sales.
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