Best Buy Co. Inc. this week began selling Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 160GB with a retail bonus in a new Easter sale.

Through Apr. 7, customers who purchase the PS3 160GB SKU will receive an additional Dualshock 3 Controller at no additional cost.

The Dualshock 3 Controller typically sells separately at $54.99.

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.

Sony in Jan. said it sold 6.5 million PS3 units in Q3, an increase of 200,000 units one year prior. PS3 software sales totaled 66.5 million units, an increase from 57.6 million units one year ago.

The Consumer Products and Services division, which includes the Playstation business, recorded revenue of $13.1 billion, down from $17.3 billion one year ago.

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