NPD: Recession? What Recession?

Market researchers The NPD Group - yes, the sales charts guys - have found that when it comes to games, most Americans don't give a damn about the recession.

Polling a sample group of around 10,000 consumers, 65% of respondants said that in 2009, rather than cutting back, they'd be spending at least the same, and in many cases more, than they did on games in 2008.

I'd love to see this trend continued to its logical conclusion, and that in times of real national emergency, Americans are found to be hoarding food, water, fuel and Wii party games.

NPD: Gamers to Maintain Spending Levels in 2009 [Edge]