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NPD: Nintendo 3DS Tops Gaming Hardware Sales for Third Straight Month

Nintendo’s handheld console, the 3DS, outsold all other videogame hardware in the U.S. for the past three months, according to the NPD Group’s retail report for July. The 3DS’s sales are up 14 percent year over year, attributed to new system-seller titles like Animal Crossing: New Leaf. That increase is an anomaly amid overall continued decline in gaming hardware, software and accessories, as gamers await the “next-gen” rollout this holiday season. Among home consoles, the Xbox 360 continues to be No. 1 in sales, according to the report.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work