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Should You Stuff Your Stocking With Video Game Stocks?

The gaming industry is healthier than ever--and growth is expected to continue.

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Over the next few weeks, we'll be buying gifts for friends and family. And while our shopping lists differ, they likely have one thing in common: video games.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for game lovers, and this year will be no different. According to NPD Group, a market research firm, gaming-related sales will increase by double digits this holiday season over the year prior. In September, game sales rose by 39% year over year, reaching $1.2 billion during the month.

Bryan Borzykowski does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.