NPD: April was a cruel month for game hardware; sales down 42%

05/20/2013 | CNET

U.S. spending on video-game hardware totaled $109.5 million in April, a decline of 42% from a year ago, according to The NPD Group. All retail April sales of game products came in at $495.2 million, a 25% drop from the same month in 2012, the market research firm reports. With sales of 130,000 units, the Xbox 360 remained the top-selling console last month, NPD noted.

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