News Summary: Video games sales down in Aug

THE DECLINE: U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell for the ninth straight month in August. Overall sales fell 20 percent to $515.6 million.

THE BRIGHT SPOT: One analyst noted that it was hardware that dragged on the month, while software sales dipped just 9 percent.

TOP SELLER: “Darksiders II,” from THQ Inc.