Outlook good for vid games

The Hollywood Reporter

Video game sales jumped 38% year-over-year in September, according to the latest data from market research firm NPD Group. That means that year-to-date, the industry is up 11%, putting it on course for a record year. ... A Consumer Electronics Assn. survey set for release today projects a 27% boost in spending on electronics gifts this Christmas season. Digital cameras topped the list as the most popular gizmo consumers intend to give this year, followed by a DVD player or recorder. ... Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. said Friday that it filed a lawsuit against Digeo Inc., alleging the company's Moxi interactive television program guide infringes upon Gemstar patents.
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