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Videogame Hardware, Software Sales Up Double Digits

Industry tracking firm The NPD Group reports Friday that the videogame industry is seeing green this year, with dollar sales for all games, hardware, accessories and software topping $32 billion so far this year.

Game sales hit $2.91B in November 2008, up 10 percent from a year ago, and for the year sold $16.04B, up 22 percent from 2007. Leading the hardware unit sales was the Nintendo Wii with more than two million sold in November, followed by Nintendo DS (1.57M), Microsoft's Xbox 360 (836,000), Sony's PSP (421,000), PlayStation 3 (378,000) and PlayStation 2 (206,000).

The top selling game of November was Microsoft's GEARS OF WAR 2 for Xbox 360, which sold 1.56 million units.

Hardware sales are up 14 percent so far this year, with almost $6 billion in sales.

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