Despite ‘Black Ops II,’ ‘Halo 4,’ and Wii U, video game sales continue to slip

Nintendo Wii U on lap (800px)

October was the 11th straight month of sliding video game sales in the US, but this was partly attributed to the lack of big-hitter titles; with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, along with an entire new console launch in the shape of the Wii U, things were expected to improve in November. Well, it turns out that while those titles did perform well, taking the top two spots in the sales charts according to NPD figures, it wasn’t enough to prevent a 12th month of decline.

Total industry sales were down 11 percent year-on-year at $ 2.25 billion, largely attributed to a 13 percent drop in hardware purchases; the Xbox 360 sold 1.26 million consoles, more than twice the amount of any other system, but that still represents a 26 percent drop on last…

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