GAME SALES HIT $7.4 BILLION IN 1999; PLAYSTATION TOPS

RESTON, Va. -- Video games are hotter than ever, according to a study released last month. Retail sales of console and computer games increased 20.7% in 1999 over 1998, reaching $7.4 billion, said the research firm PC Data, here.Sales of console video game software were 50.5% of the industry's total revenues, at $3.74 billion, while video game hardware accounted for 30.9% of the total and computer

RESTON, Va. -- Video games are hotter than ever, according to a study released last month. Retail sales of console and computer games increased 20.7% in 1999 over 1998, reaching $7.4 billion, said the research firm PC Data, here.

Sales of console video game software were 50.5% of the industry's total revenues, at $3.74 billion, while video game hardware accounted for 30.9% of the total and computer game software was 18.6%, said PC Data. The dominant console platform remained the Sony

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