There's been a lot of talk about video games being a "recession-proof" industry. But this year-to-year graph shows the steep drop in industry growth since 2007.

Of course, many AAA games are still doing quite well. Just last week. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched with the biggest entertainment opening of all time, selling about 5 million copies across platforms and pulling in about $310 million in a single day. [Silicon Alley Insider via Kotaku]