Monthly videogame sales aren’t the kind of thing we usually report here at ICv2, but these numbers got our attention. NPD reports that videogame sales were down 26% vs. the previous year in April. Hardware sales dropped 37% vs. April 2009, and game software sales dropped 22%. Year to date, sales are down 11%, after an 8% decline last year.
We note that sales of hobby games, especially board games and collectible games, are on an upward swing (see “Hobby Game Sales Up 5-10%”).