November Videogame Sales Down 7.6% From Last Year

Big sales for Activision’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” fail to make major change

Last Updated: December 10, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

The videogame industry just keeps on seeing its sales numbers decline, in spite of a huge month for Activision’s "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," and the crucial holiday month of November was no different from the last nine months of 2009.

For the month, according to industry analyst the NPD Group, sales across the entire videogame business were $2.7 billion, down 7.6 percent from $2.92 billion a year earlier.

Yet, NPD added, industrywide sales were so high in 2008 that even despite this November’s significant drop, the month was still the second-best November on record. "I think we all have to realize the incredible year that was 2008," wrote NPD analyst Anita Frazier, in a research report.

Read more at CNET.