January NPD: US trade down 13% to $1.17 billion

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 11 February 2010 23:39 GMT

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The American games trade has yet again been unable to find growth in its monthly figures, with sales down $170 million year-on-year for January.

Hardware was down 21 percent for the month, from $446.8 million in 2009 to $353.7 this year.

Software fared a little better, scoring $597.9 million in revenue compared to $682.6 million last year, a drop of 12 percent.

Peripherals were the shining knight in a set of needy figures managing a 2 percent rise from $211.8 million last year to $217 million in 2010.

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