Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Games

Submission + - Video Games Not Big on Holiday Wish Lists (industrygamers.com)

donniebaseball23 writes: For some time, people thought games were 'recession proof,' but that's clearly not the case. Game sales have been down 8% this year and according to The NPD Group, as reported by IndustryGamers, games rank just 8th on consumers' holiday purchases. Only 15% of consumers plan to buy a game or game system this holiday, which is down from 20% last year. "Even though the recession is technically over, lingering concerns are keeping consumers in a cautious frame of mind," said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at NPD. "We are seeing what I call 'calculated consumption.' and I believe that it is a consumer mind-set that will be around after holiday shopping is over."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Video Games Not Big on Holiday Wish Lists

Comments Filter:

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

Working...