Core video games crash in January by 34 percent as free games take their toll

Video game sales crashed 34 percent in January, with total industry sales falling 34 percent to $750.6 million from $1.14 billion a year ago, according to market researcher NPD Group.

The lousy performance of video game sales in physical retail stores masks whats really happening as the industry transforms to digital sales, which arent captured in the retail numbers. Gamers are shifting their purchases to online, social, and mobile forms of



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