November NPD: US industry nears $3 billion, up 10%

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 12 December 2008 06:21 GMT

The American games industry showed a 10 percent increase overall in November over the previous year, rising to $2.91 billion.

For the year to date, US retail stands at $16.04 billion compared to $13.14 billion in 2007, 22 percent ahead year-on-year.

Hardware sales rose 10 percent to $1.21 billion last month, with software sales up 11 percent to $1.45 billion.

Even peripheral sales were up, rising 7 percent to $255.4 million.

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