UPDATE 1-US video game sales jump in March, reversing slide

* Hardware sales slip, software sales jump

* Wii top console, in March, God of War III top game

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 (BestGrowthStock) – Sales of video game
gear and software in the United States climbed 6 percent in
March, industry tracker NPD said on Thursday, bouncing back
somewhat after declining for two straight months.

Hardware sales slipped 4 percent in the month, but software
sales jumped 10 percent.

Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.OS: ) Wii was the top-selling home
console in the month, selling 557,500 units, while Microsoft
Corp’s (MSFT.O: ) Xbox 360 console came in second with 338,400
and Sony Corp’s (6758.T: ) PlayStation 3 was third with 313,900
units.

The top-selling game in March was Sony’s “God of War III.”

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(Reporting by Gabriel Madway; Editing by Richard Chang)

UPDATE 1-US video game sales jump in March, reversing slide