The NPD Group, the leading market information provider for the game industry, today released sales figures for the first six months of 2005. According to the numbers, sales topped $4.1 billion between January 1 and June 30, as compared to $3.4 billion in the same period last year – an increase of 21 percent.
The two newest handheld systems, Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP, helped increase unit sales for the entire industry 11 percent from last year. Portable software, hardware, and accessories sales were up 74, 181, and 81 percent, respectively.
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