Video game sales reached $2.2 bln in Q1 2005

NPD says Q1 2005 sales of video games in the US reached $2.2 bln, a 23% jump YTY. Q1 2005 unit sales reached 63 mln units, an 18% YTY increase. Portable hardware had sales of more than $293 mln, an increase of 162% YTY. Over 1.9 mln units of portable hardware were bought in Q1 2005, growth of 72%.