npd_LogoAccording to NPD Group, US toy sales are down 2% to $7.81 billion. However, board games (referring to game publishers) are up 10% to $353 million. And kids age 3 to 5 are not spurring this growth, as they are down 6%.

In contrast, video game sales (not sure if US only or world-wide) are down 29% at $848.9 million, the fifth straight month of declines. Also, web-connected toys and games (*cough* Chaotic *cough*) are down 43%.

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