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Nintendo Kicks Butt in Console Sales

As gamers continue to feed the industry beast, today's financial hard times continue to hit home to many developers and publishers; Sony even reports that it will be cutting 8,000 jobs as well as cutting back on planned investments (story). Still, consumers spent a whopping $2.91 billion USD on gaming hardware and software in November alone, indicating that times may be tough, but they're better spent playing Gears of War 2, exercising with Wii Fit, or hanging out with friends in the PlayStation 3's virtual community, PlayStation Home (which incidentally went open beta yesterday).