US gamers spent $5.9bn in 4 months

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Figures for the first four months of the year are in, showing that US consumers spent $2bn on console and PC games at retail and $1.85bn on digital purchases, rentals, subscriptions and used games.

Adding that to the spend on hardware and accessories gives a grand total of $5.9bn, according to the NPD Group, up 1.5% in comparison to 2010's equivalent.