US Video Game Sales Suffer 21 Percent Decline

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Although there were considerably good video game titles released in the last quarter of 2011, sales were not as robust as expected. According to consumer market research firm NPD Group, US video game sales fell down 21 percent in the month of December from a year ago. Consumers bought a total of $3.99 billion worth of video games for December, particularly due to fewer game choices and the absence of new gaming co

Activision Blizzard Ends Guitar Hero Franchise

Friday, February 11th, 2011
The Guitar Hero franchise has become quite a popular game among both console gamers. In fact, it was Guitar Hero, which popularized a new and unique way of gaming by imitating guitar licks that go with popular tunes using a special guitar controller, that literally opened up and boosted sales of music-based gaming titles. After all the Guitar Hero franchise garnered about US$1.7 billion in terms of sales in 2008,

2010: A Mixed Year For Gaming

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
The year 2010 is about to come to a close and its time to take a look at how the many tech industries fared out during this year. With the effects of the economic slump still being felt, it may be easy to think that not all things tech experienced a banner year. On the side of the video gaming industry, the results were mixed, although the year will end with high hopes ahead for the new year. In the midst of linger