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U.S. Video Game Sales Up 62% In November

New York, NY (AHN) - North American video games sales in November rose 62 percent to $1.3 billion while video game console demand climbed 52 percent, new market research said Thursday.

NPD Group said Sony sold 466,000 PlayStation 3 consoles, compared to 121,000 units in October.

The dramatic rise followed price cuts reducing the PS3 to $399 from its original $600.

However, the figures found Nintendo's Wii still held the No. 1 spot, selling 981,000 copies in November.

The Wii had sold 519,000 in October.

Microosoft's Xbox 360 was in second place, selling 770,000 units in November, compared to 366,000 in October.

Nintendo also ranked No. 1 in best-selling game device, its Nintendo DS sold 1.5 million units in November, compared with 458,000 during the previous month.

Activision's "Guitar Hero" was ranked by NPD as the top-selling video game, selling 1.4 million units in November. "Super Mario Galaxy" for the Nintendo Wii sold 1.1 million units.

Source: AHN

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