The economy may be down, but video games are up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The economy has been slow. But the video game industry isn’t suffering so far this summer.

Sales figures for July are due out soon. And they're expected to show that there's been solid growth for that part of the entertainment industry. Two industry trackers credit the rise in sales to titles like EA Sports "NCAA Football 09" and Konami's "Metal Gear Solid 4."

In addition, continued strong showing by the three next-gen video game platforms, the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3, is fueling the industry's growth. One analyst says video game sales so far this year have been "extraordinary."


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