January 2010 Down 13 Per Cent
The figures for January 2010 have been released by the NPD, which show a decrease in almost every sector of the industry compared to this time last year.
According to the data, January 2009 pulled in $1.34 billion while a year later the NPD reports that the industry could only generate $1.17 billion, a 13 per cent slide.
Hardware sales for January 2010 also took a 21 per cent hit with $353.7 million, compared to 2009’s figure of $446.8 million.
Software sales saw a 12 per cent decrease from $682.6 million in January 2009 to $597.9 million this year while the accessory market rose two per cent from $211.8 million to $217.0 million.
December 2009 was the biggest month on record for the US retail console business as sales rose four per cent year-on-year to $5.53 billion.