View Full Version : Rough October for Video Game Industry

11 November 2005, 10:47 PM
"Video game makers saw sales slump dramatically in October, but analysts still expect the industry to end the year with record-breaking sales after the busy holiday season, according to market research firm NPD Group."
Rough October for Video Game Industry (;_ylt=AvU04algXyYutiRSBgi9Lflj24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl)

11 November 2005, 11:00 PM
October is always a slump month

11 November 2005, 11:05 PM
Yeah October is such a drought of interest.

11 November 2005, 11:47 PM
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11 November 2005, 11:57 PM
Maybe this is a sign that Microsoft's marketing department's done their job? 'Cos I'd be saving my pennies all October long if I wanted the $500+ I'd need to pick up a X-Box 360!

11 November 2005, 12:29 AM
In addition to October being slow for sales, a lot of consumers are saving their money for next generation hardware.

Traditionally game sales slow down once next-gen consoles are right around the corner. PS1 sales dropped off quite a bit before PS2 was released.

11 November 2005, 12:38 AM
Rising gas prices have also hit the pocketbooks of many people here in the States. Doesn't leave a lot of people with spending money.

For fun I've picked up stocks for GameStop (GME) in anticipation for the blowout sale of videogames this year. Every year the gamers crowd age range gets wider and wider. Things seem to only get better. Maybe the profits will help me pay for my own XBox 360 whenever they replenish stock after the initial rush. :D



11 November 2005, 01:09 AM
I'm actually surprised considering they released some big titles like Age of Empires 3, Quake 4, Call of Duty 2, SW Battlefront 2, and City of Villains, among others. Seemed like it would be a good month for gaming. I'm sure other factors like gas prices, tragedies all around, may have contributed to this. Maybe people are tired of game sequels as well (though CoD2 was excellent).

11 November 2005, 07:33 AM
isn't october the month where schools and universities open again
after the long summer holidays ? at least here in austria that's the case...
schools in september ... so maybe people have got no time to play ;-)

11 November 2005, 01:52 PM
Do you think that maybe the next-gen factor is making people hold off from bying current gen games as well ?....I know it is for me, gotta save up for that lurvely new PS3.

11 November 2005, 05:12 PM
Christmas is just around the corner and xbox 360 launch is this week which explains the october slump.

11 November 2005, 10:41 PM
Christmas is just around the corner and xbox 360 launch is this week which explains the october slump.

Exactly. This next month alone will make them boats load!

11 November 2005, 10:46 PM

Point taken? ;)

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