Video Games Appear To Be Recession Proof

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Sales of video games this holiday season were brisk. Sequels to games did especially well, like Grand Theft Auto IV, Gears of War 2 and Rock Band 2. One analyst predicts the popular Guitar Hero franchise will sell as much as $900 million globally this year.


And today's last word in business is "recession proof." There aren't many things that are, except possibly sequels of videogames: games like "Grand Theft Auto IV," "Gears of War 2," and "Rock Band 2." One videogame analyst predicts the popular "Guitar Hero" franchise will sell as much as $900 million globally this year. Even when times are tough, it seems gamers will shell out the cash for titles they know will satisfy. Sid Schuman, a senior editor at GamePro Magazine, says, think of them as gaming comfort foods.

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