Best Buy Co. Inc. this week began holding a new game sale that discounts select titles for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 to under $40.
Titles at $39.99 include Soulcalibur V, NBA 2K12, Saint’s Row: The Third, WWE 12, and Gears of War 3.
Each title typically sells at $59.99 each.
NPD Group Inc. this month said video game sales fell 34 percent in Jan. to $750.6 million.
Hardware sale totaled $324 million, a decline of 34 percent in year-over-year figures.
The Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month.
The ranking marks the 13th consecutive month the hardware has ranked as the top-selling hardware in the states.