Game Sales Up 5%
Electronic Artsí December 2003 business reportedly grew 32.0 percent from December 2002, while Activision, Inc. seemingly realized growth of 38.0 percent in the same year-over-year period. On the hardware side, PlayStation 2 sales were off 26.0 percent in the 2003 calendar year, while Xbox slipped 2.0 percent. GameCube, riding a late surge after a price cut implemented stateside on September 25, saw sales grow 39.0 percent over 2002 results, a higher figure than even Nintendo itself predicted last week.
1/21/2004 Aaron Thomas