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June 29, 2011 08:34 ET

Research on THQ Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. - Video Game Sales Slide

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry and has completed analytical research on THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

According to the market research firm, NPD Group, U.S retail video game sales were down 14% in May compared to the same period last year. Console game sales fell 19%, accessory sales 6% and hardware sales 5%. Many industry analysts cite a weak batch of new releases as the primary cause of sales declines. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on THQ Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The recent weak sales report is only contributing to a tough stretch for several video game makers. Revenues at THQ Inc. are down over 25% over the last four quarters. Electronic Arts Inc. is faring better and its Portal 2 managed to lock down the number two spot in May. Investors looking for free research on THQ Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. are welcome to sign up at or

Strong competition has been one of the contributors to the sector's lackluster performance this year. Companies are also facing increased competition from social networking sites like Facebook and the mobile application gaming market. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Moving forward, the relatively minor drops in hardware and accessory sales suggest that May's game sale might have been an aberration and simply the result of a weak batch of new releases.

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