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Interactive games, as part of the video mix, are gaining importance as the market matures.U.S. video game sales at retail were up 22% in 1998 to $6.3 billion, according to market research firm NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y. The combined number of advanced-generation game systems, like Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation, has reached 26 million units in the United States, NPD reported."For 1999, the

Interactive games, as part of the video mix, are gaining importance as the market matures.

U.S. video game sales at retail were up 22% in 1998 to $6.3 billion, according to market research firm NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y. The combined number of advanced-generation game systems, like Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation, has reached 26 million units in the United States, NPD reported.

"For 1999, the video game industry should see sales grow somewhere between 10% and 15%,

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