US video game market generated $1.4 bln in 2005

US spending on video games for personal computers hit $1.4 bln in 2005, according to NPD Group. Online subscriptions to PC games and gaming Web sites accounted for about $344 mln of those annual sales. Digital downloads appeared to have contributed about 3% of total PC market sales in 2005, which would amount to about $42 mln.