In 2002 over 10.3 billion dollars of game software was sold. In 2005 that record was broken, adding another 200 million to the previous top.
“The real story for 2005 was the incredible expansion of portable gaming,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “The GBA continued to realize stellar sales, and the introduction of the (Nintendo) DS and PSP to the market brought older gamers to the portable format.”
“It goes without saying that the full impact of next generation consoles on the consumer market won’t unfold until later this year when Sony and Nintendo’s video game consoles hit U.S. retail shelves,” Frazier said.