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May Video Game Sales Drop 10%

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT

While the industry was upbeat last month, with a 16% increase, May reversed the trend with a 10.2% drop compared to last year. Top titles for the month were Nintendo's New Super Mario Brothers and Brain Age, while last month's top titles, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigther and Kingdom Hearts II were still going strong. Although the Xbox 360 is more widely available at this point, only 2 new titles shipped last month, and industry analyst speculate that the current to next-gen transition is still partly to blame for the slowdown in sales.
While the industry was upbeat last month, with a 16% increase, May reversed the trend with a 10.2% drop compared to last year. Top titles for the month were Nintendo's New Super Mario Brothers and Brain Age, while last month's top titles, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigther and Kingdom Hearts II were still going strong. Although the Xbox 360 is more widely available at this point, only 2 new titles shipped last month, and industry analyst speculate that the current to next-gen transition is still partly to blame for the slowdown in sales.
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