Monday, April 9, 2012
Video Game Sales Expected Down Again
Grim numbers for traditional videogames sold in traditional retail channels. Yes, DLC helps, but not enough. Gamers are getting more careful about what they buy on disc, at least new games on disc. There's so many other options these days. Numbers for May, when Diablo II comes out, will doubtless look pretty good, but the overall trend is pretty scary. Declines of a few percent here or there can be handwaved away; declines in the 20% range month after month cannot be dismissed so easily.
Posted by Steve Peterson at 8:59 AM