Game Sales Are Up!

Game sales have been in a bit of a slump recently, but Gamasutra is reporting that we're seeing a pretty large sales spike:
"According to data from research firm NPD Group, sales of PC games have risen by 48 percent on the previous year, during the first two months of 2007, with sales lead by the success of Blizzard’s World of WarCraft and its expansion The Burning Crusade.

Speaking in a feature by The New York Times, NPD’s Anita Frazier indicated that U.S. retails sales of PC games have risen to $203 million, from $136.8 million a year earlier. These figures do not include online sales or online subscriptions to massively multiplayer online (MMO) games such as World of WarCraft."
All this without factoring in the zillions of people paying monthly mmo fees?  If that were factored in who knows how impressive the figure would turn out to be?
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