NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- February's a cold, cabin-fever month for much of the country, which can only help the video game industry heat up.Hopes dimmed last year when the industry brought in between $15.4 billion and $15.6 billion, which was on par with or 1% less than 2009's totals, according to NPD Group. Games themselves were a big part of the problem, as software sales slid 5%, to $10.1 billion from $10.6 billion. Last month, overall sales slid 5% from January 2009. If not for Microsoft's (MSFT) Kinect motion-capture device and Sony's (SNE) PlayStation Move motion controllers contributing to a 6% increase in video game accessory sales in January, it may have been a complete loss.
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