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According To Best Buy, Gaming Is Down

January 9, 2011 Written by Joseph Peterson

Best Buy is easily one of the largest brick and mortar retail chains, offering everything from appliances, consumer electronics, and of course, video games. Yesterday, Best Buy released their overall sales figures for this past December, and even with the holiday sales rush, sale were frighteningly disappointing compared to the previous year. Many things attributed to this decline, most notably, says Best Buy, was gaming.

Video game hardware falls under the consumer electronics category, which was down 7.9% compared to last year. The company as a whole was down 3.2% for the month of December when looking at last year, still generating $6.5 billion for the month. Overall, claims Best Buy, the loss is being “driven primarily by a decrease in gaming.”