Retail still struggling according to NPD

Friday, 7 December 2012 01:52 GMT By Naren Hooson

Even with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed III topping sales charts, the NPD’s November report shows double digit declines for the industry.

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.