US game sales will continue decline to $21.6 billion in 2011 – from Newzoo

Newzoo is a game market research firm based on Amsterdam. A new research study from Newzoo shows that Us game sales will continue the slow annual decline in 2011 as usual. It also predicated US industry sales to total $21.6 billion 2011. Comparing to the sales as $24.7 billion in 2010, the predication shows that the total sales will continue decline this year.

Social and mobile gaming will be the largest area growth in 2011, which are expected to each turn in revenues that are up 37 percent from 2010. Digital distribution is expected to grow 11 percent, multiplayer online gaming sales is 3 percent and casual game portals are 4 percent, as the reported said.

However console game revenue will eat a big part of the growing percent. Newzoo’s study said it will fall fall 20 percent in 2011, while PC/Mac sales will slip 7 percent.

Newzoo Also bring some good news. They believe that the industry will have a turnaround in 2012, and US sales will climb 3 percent to $22.25 billion. Still, the most contribution will made by online and mobile sectors.

The full report will be presented through Newzoo’s website on July 5 for $950.

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