New releases were key to driving sales of video-game software last month, according to industry analysts. "Video game retail software sales had their first positive month, up 23%, since November 2011," said Liam Callahan of The NPD Group. "This was driven by the shift of Madden into the August data month and other launches such as Saints Row IV, Disney Infinity and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist." SuperData Research reported that U.S. game publishers enjoyed $846 million in revenue from digital games in August, a 4.1% increase from a year earlier.

Related Summaries