December video game retail sales drop 22 percent

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NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video games and gaming systems fell 22 percent in December, capping a year of declining sales for the industry.

Research firm NPD Group said Thursday that overall sales fell to $3.21 billion from $4.1 billion in December 2011.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" from Activision Blizzard Inc. was December's top game.

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