Record Year for Video Games, Thanks to Portable Devices

US video game sales hit a record $10.5 billion in 2005, thanks to stronger-than-expected sales of portable video game systems such as the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). Game titles for these systems and the GameBoy Advance raked in $1.4 billion in 2005, with the GameBoy Advance accounting for over half of all portable game title sales. The best-selling portable game title of the year was Pokemon Emerald for the GameBoy Advance. No, I don't know why, either. Combined sales of the Nintendo DS and GameBoy Advance reached 4.6 million units, although many of those sales came before 2005. Sony sold 2.7 million PSP units in the United States between the device's March 2005 launch and the end of the 2005 holiday season

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