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Canada Sees Record Video Game Sales

A new report by research firm NPD Canada shows that sales of video game software and hardware in Canada generated almost Canadian $373 million (US $283m) during the fourt...
A new report by research firm NPD Canada shows that sales of video game software and hardware in Canada generated almost Canadian $373 million (US $283m) during the fourth quarter of 2003. This figure is up 12% from the same time in 2002 with December sales up 17% at Canadian $225 million (US $171m). Hardware sales were up 19% during the fourth quarter with 753,000 consoles being sold in total. Of these the Game Boy Advance led with a 27.6% market share, followed by the PlayStation 2 at 27.4%, GameCube at 22.1% and Xbox at 20.9%. Software sales rose 35% in the same period with the top publisher being Electronic Arts with a 23% market share, followed by Nintendo, Activision, Sony and Rockstar. Source: Globetechnology

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