American videogame and console sales grow 57% in US

US sales of consoles and videogames rose 57% over the past year, despite the economic downturn, says research firm NPD quoted by the BBC. In Mar only, US consumers spent USD1.7bn on consoles, games and accessories, says NPD.

Nintendo was once again the market leader, with 720,000 Wii sold, followed by Microsoft, which sold 262,000 Xbox 360. Sony ranked third, selling 257,000 PlayStation3.

“You’d never know the US economy was under distress by looking at the sales figures,” said NPD’s Anita Frazer.

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