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Video game sales down 13 percent

Friday, February 12, 2010
Video games sales

U.S. video game retail sales declined 13 percent in January, another down month for the industry after closing out a rough 2009.

In all, Americans spent nearly $1.2 billion on video game systems, software and accessories during the month, market researcher NPD Group said Thursday.

Software sales fell 12 percent from the same month a year earlier, to $597.9 million.

Nintendo's "New Super Mario Bros." was January's best-selling game. "Mass Effect 2" from Electronic Arts was in second place, even though it launched late in the month.

Hardware sales tumbled 21 percent to $353.7 million. The Nintendo Wii sold the most units among the consoles.

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