The migration away from traditional video games continues.
Sales tracker NPD Group came out with its monthly industry report late last week, and it was another doozy. Despite last month's debut of Activision Blizzard's
Accessory sales inched higher, but hardware sales plunged 39%. Diehard gamers are apparently either through buying consoles and handhelds, or they're holding out for the next generation of gaming systems.
It doesn't come as much of a surprise, then, that GameStop
There will continue to be a market for the blockbuster games that diehard gamers crave, but the industry continues to shed the mainstream players who used to be responsible for record sales results. This game isn't over, but it's not winnable for the traditional gaming companies.
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