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U.S. Video-Game Sales Fell 25 Percent in February

U.S. retail sales of video-game software, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent last month to $810 million, according to researcher NPD Group Inc.

Hardware sales fell the most, shrinking 36 percent to $244.2 million from the previous year, the Port Washington, New York-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Software sales for the current generation of home consoles and portable devices fell 27 percent to $369.9 million.