Video game industry tracker NPD Group put out its sales trend report for the month of May yesterday. If you have any skin in this game as an investor, it pays to heed the lessons that last month's tutorial had to offer.
1. Take-Two is still No. 1
Grand Theft Auto IV, Take-Two Interactive's
2. Don't mess with Mario
Nintendo (OTCBB: NTDOY.PK) cynics figured that Take-Two's gain would be Nintendo's loss. The salty Grand Theft Auto is only available for Microsoft's
3. It's not in the game, EA
Silence is never golden in the competitive software industry, so what can Electronic Arts
4. Needs more iron
All in all, it was a healthy showing for the industry. Video game sales soared 41% over last year's May showing. You can thank Take-Two and Nintendo for the boost, but it's comforting to know that an iffy economy isn't easing our grip on the controller's trigger.
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