Overall, US customers total spent on video game hardware, software and accessories
totaled $1.27 billion in September with software sales falling 6 per cent and
hardware sales down 9 per cent.
report also suggests that Nintendo's Wii
console and the DS handheld were the two
best-selling gaming systems with 687,000
and 537,000 units respectively. Boosted
by a significant price cut, Microsoft's
Xbox 360 also sold 347,200 units during
the month, in third place and up 78 per
cent from its August performance. Microsoft
cut the price of the Xbox 360 at the beginning
of September, with the cheapest version
selling for $200, less expensive than the
Wii, which retails for $250. Sony PSP also
sold 238,000 units in the same month.
increase, despite the acceleration of economic turmoil during the month of September,
is a solid indicator of the health of the industry heading into the holiday season,"