March was another dismal month for U.S. retail video game sales, per NPD. Hardware sales fell...

|By:, SA News Editor

March was another dismal month for U.S. retail video game sales, per NPD. Hardware sales fell 35% Y/Y, and software sales 25% - figures worse than February's 18% and 23%, respectively. The Xbox 360 (MSFT) was again the best-selling console, and Electronic Arts' (EA) Mass Effect 3 was the most popular game. With Xbox and PlayStation (SNE) refreshes not arriving until next year, and mobile device competition only intensifying, sales could remain under pressure for a while.