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#1 compl3x

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:13

 
According to research firm NPD, the video game industry had its best quarter in over two years.
For the quarter ended September 30th, US gamers spent $3.45 billion, a large 17 percent year-over-year increase. 

Digital sales, which include social network casual games, full games, DLC, subscriptions and mobile games jumped to $1.72 billion, followed by new physical game sales at $1.3 billion and used games accounting for $436 million. 

Digital content sales were up 35 percent, and new physical games were up 20 percent. 

The fourth quarter is expected to be massive for the industry, following the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Each console saw over 1 million unit sales in their first days or launch, and game sales are expected to get a large boost across the board.

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 14:29

No more consoles after this gen. The PC is dead. Piracy.iso

#3 +LimeMaster

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 14:28

That explains the random price increase for new games. :o



#4 Lord Method Man

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 14:38

But I thought used games and piracy were going to bankrupt the industry? We need to implement schemes preventing game reselling and pass SOPA immediately!



#5 LaP

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 18:35

But I thought used games and piracy were going to bankrupt the industry? We need to implement schemes preventing game reselling and pass SOPA immediately!

 

Nah we should just hang the pirates high to teach other people who would think about breaking the law a lesson.