The Decline Of The Video Game Business, In Picture Form

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For some reason, bad news is often made worse when delivered via picture. There's something about a steep decline on a chart that's worse than any collection of words a writer can manage.

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Take this one, for example. It's been put together by The Business Insider, and charts the decline in video game sales since 2007. As it says, it's based on a year-to-year percentage change, so a dip means the industry was down on where it was at the same point the year before.

CHART OF THE DAY: Video Game Industry Not So Recession Proof After All [TBI, via 1UP]

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the most obvious thing to point out is the escalating price of games, in the 90's the average price for a new game was $30-39 now it is $59 flat (since the prices are all fixed by the industry) salaries have not gone up since the 90's and in some markets has declined- the only recession proof industry is an inflation proof industry right now #retail