NPD: U.S. retail sales of video games fell 15% in June

Retail sales of video-game products in the U.S. were $593.3 million last month, a 15% decline from $700.6 million a year earlier, according to The NPD Group. Game hardware witnessed a 30% drop in June sales, to $142 million from last year's $201.5 million, the market research firm estimated. Microsoft reported that it sold 140,000 Xbox 360 consoles in June, the 30th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 has been the best-selling console in the U.S.

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