PC Games Add $1 Billion to Record Gains

NPD Group announces that computer games were responsible for $1 billion worth of overall gaming sales in 2006, a turnaround for the segment

Following the recent news that the video game industry reached an all-new high in 2006, posting $12.5 billion in sales including portable and console hardware, software and accessories, The NPD Group has revealed that when factoring in the PC game industry, the total game industry in the U.S. during 2006 posted close to $13.5 billion in sales. That represents an 18 percent increase over 2005, and a 15 percent increase over 2002, which held the previous record.

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