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Games sales around 3 billion dollars

Even though most people are trying to cut back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games. The November sales for video games were around 3 billion dollars.

U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories jumped 10 percent last month from the year-ago period to $2.91 billion, boosted by strong sales of Nintendo Co.'s Wii, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 and the alien shooter game "Gears of War 2."

November and December are crucial months for video game companies. Many of them make the bulk of their money during the holidays.

The biggest sale was with the Nentindo Wii. Over 2 million Wii's where sold in the month of November. In second came the Xbox 360 with around 900,000 Xbox sol. In 3rd came the PS3 with only 378,000 units.

Sales of video game software grew 11 percent to $1.31 billion.


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