Game industry report shows revenues down 25% compared to 2013
NPD is a research company that tracks all sorts of markets in the technology realm. One of the markets it tracks is the video game hardware and software market. NPD has issued a report looking at the video game market in January 2014 reports Gamespot.
The report found that game sales revenue for January 2014 was down 25% when compared to the same revenue in January 2013. Part of the reason this happened appears to be the fact that there were significantly fewer games released in January 2014 than there were in January 2013.
The NPD wrote, “There were about half the number of SKUs launched this January versus January 2013, leading to a 52 percent decrease in sales for new launches (or 39 percent when normalized for the 5-week January 2013). DMC: Devil May Cry and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch were particularly strong launches in January 2013, causing a poor comparison for launches in January 2014.”
The report also listed the top software titles for the month of January. The top title was Call of Duty: Ghosts on all platforms. The second most popular title was NBA 2K14. Taking the third place spot was Battlefield 4 followed by Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in fourth.
Number five was GTA V, sixth place was Madden NFL 25, with seventh went to Minecraft on the Xbox 360. The last three starting with eighth place were FIFA 14, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, and Tomb Raider 2013.
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