Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week began holding a new Video Game Gold Box Sale that discounts select titles Mar. 27.
The Gold Box Sale includes a Deal of the Day offer and select video game products discounted throughout the day.
NPD Group Inc. in Mar. said video game sales totaled $1.06 billion, a 20 percent decline from the year prior.
Hardware sales totaled $381.4 million, a decline of 18 percent in year-over-year figures.
Software sales totaled $464.4 million, a decline of 23 percent from the year prior.
Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 sold 426,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month in figures provided by NPD Group Inc.
The ranking marks the 14th consecutive month the Xbox 360 has ranked as the No. 1 hardware in the states. In addition, the hardware held 42 percent share of total next-generation console sales.