GAME MARKETS: VIDEO SALES DECLINE, PORTABLES GROW

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Many segments of the U.S. interactive game industry showed sales declines in 2000, according to a new report from marketing information provider The NPD Group here.Video game sales (including hardware, software and accessories) were $6.5 billion in 2000 compared to $6.9 billion in 1999, a 5% drop.Unit sales, however, rose 1% to 191.4 million from 188.6 million over the same

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Many segments of the U.S. interactive game industry showed sales declines in 2000, according to a new report from marketing information provider The NPD Group here.

Video game sales (including hardware, software and accessories) were $6.5 billion in 2000 compared to $6.9 billion in 1999, a 5% drop.

Unit sales, however, rose 1% to 191.4 million from 188.6 million over the same period.

"Lower price points for [Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64]

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