US Video Games See a Slump

The sales of video games in the U.S. have witnessed a slump this month. The sales dropped by 6% in June to $1.1 billion. This is due to the less number of games released last month.

"Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11" by Electronic Arts Inc. faced displeasure with only a third of its copies was sold.

As per the data generated by market research firm NPD Group, the sales of video game hardware, software and accessories for the month dropped to $2.2 billion from $2.3 billion a year before.

The best selling game of the year remained Take-Two Interactive Inc.'s (TTWO) "Red Dead Redemption", which were able to sell around 1 million units in its second month in the market.

Analyst Anita Frazier expects the consumer spending to rise on account of the Sony and Microsoft coming up with the video games embedded with Kinect motion controllers.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sales expanded 88% to 451,700 units. It was the second largest sale of the month.

After the Kyoto, Japan-based Company announced that it will be coming up with the advanced version of the game with three cameras, wireless connections, 3-D display; Nintendo’s DS handheld video-game player sales cut down by a third.