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– Games and consoles still moving off the shelves : NPD’s latest numbers show that the gaming industry is thriving in spite of the recessi…

Games and consoles still moving off the shelves : NPD’s latest numbers show that the gaming industry is thriving in spite of the recession. U.S. sales of video game hardware, software and accessories topped $2.9 billion in November, and Nintendo was the big winner. The family-friendly gaming company sold over 2 million Wii’s last month — more than double the 981,000 it sold in November 2007. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) also offloaded a ton of Xbox 360s — 836,000 to be exact — up 7 percent from 777,000 last year. Meanwhile, consumers bought 378,000 Sony (NYSE: SNE) PS3s in November, down about 19 percent from 466,000 last year. Like its competitors, Sony’s sales were up sequentially, but SAI floats the idea that the year-over-year decline is indicative of the more deep-seated problems the PS3 faces in the console wars.

Hearst retools casual games on Redbook, Good Housekeeping sites : Hearst has revamped the casual game areas on the Good Housekeeping and Redbook sites with a focus on social features: women can rank, review and email the games to friends. The games are powered by NY-based advergame firm Arkadium, per Ad Age.

Virtual world for Muslims goes live : Muxlim.com, an online community for Muslims, has launched a beta version of its virtual world called Muxlim Pal. The world has the standard features — avatar creation, living space customization, socializing and shopping — but with a Sims-like twist: the way the player “lives” impacts factors like happiness, fitness, knowledge and spirituality. Founder Mohamed El-Fatatry told the BBC News that the world was aimed at Muslims in Western nations, as well as non-Muslims seeking to better understand the culture and lifestyle.

  1. The recession has actually put more people off work, putting them back into their home, where people start to feel depress and gaming is the only way to keep those people happy, so gaming industry is profiting from this melt down the most.

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  2. I am a Muslim and i lik Muslim community sites.So thank you so much…

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  3. The gaming industry is so huge.If the sales up it's so good for the families who earn their life from this industry.More competing will come with more sales.So it is good for the buyer for playing more quality games…

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