GAMES SCORED INCREASED SALES IN 1996

WASHINGTON -- It looks like video games are coming back in a big way.Following a period when game sales and rentals were down, interactive entertainment software sales increased 16% during 1996, said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Interactive Digital Software Association here. Games for personal computers grew 19%, while games for set-top devices grew 14%.A round of price cuts earlier this month

WASHINGTON -- It looks like video games are coming back in a big way.

Following a period when game sales and rentals were down, interactive entertainment software sales increased 16% during 1996, said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Interactive Digital Software Association here. Games for personal computers grew 19%, while games for set-top devices grew 14%.

A round of price cuts earlier this month on hardware for the newest set-top game formats should add more life

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