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The recession has finally reached the stench filled bedrooms of 'the gamer', as gaming sales have plummeted to a nine-year-low.
It initially seemed that gaming was part of the select band of recession proof industries, as people holed away in their bedrooms playing Call Of Duty 4 as opposed to squandering money on such frivilous things as "a social life".
But gaming sales plummeted 31% this year, down to $1.1 billion. Yes - down to.
Console sales fell the most, at 38%, but this would make sence as their are, after all, only a finite number of viable gamers and this generation of consoles has been about for a while now.
Game sales also fell while the Xbox 360 actually managed to increase its sales in July.