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Yesterday, Hamza popped up and screamed "Told you!" to our staff. And he was right. Not too long ago he said that miserable game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct would do better than we'd expect it to. In NPD's March 2013...


The NPD Group has released game sales data for February 2013, which means it's time to play another exciting round of "good news, bad news"! Hardware sales have actually risen compared to January, which is even better news co...


It's no secret that the Wii U is in poor shape. No one is denying that Nintendo has failed to push the Wii U message adequately to either the enthusiast gamer or the mass market. And when Ubisoft moved back Rayman Legends to ...


The NPD group says that Nintendo moved more than 1.75 million hardware units in November. The power of Black Friday pushed 910,000 portable systems and 845,000 home consoles into shopping bags last month.  The breakdown ...


Microsoft is currently preening its feathers over another US victory, boasting an NPD victory over both the PS3 and newly released Wii U this November. Although figures overall are down, Microsoft's Xbox division is still doi...


Anyone who follows NPD data knows that Nintendo isn't exactly big on giving up sales numbers (nor are the NPD actually, anymore). Thankfully, IGN was able to unearth a number of Nintendo's hardware and software sales for the ...


The games industry has looked to NPD game sales data for their reports and analysis, but we could never put too much stock into the numbers as they did not include the data from the world's largest retailer, Walmart. That cha...


As usual, this past November saw the launches of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in recent memory. Nothing was going to top Call of Duty, of course; in fact, that mammoth franchise showed continued gro...


Ha! That number sounds soooo made up. But it's real. Strong Black Friday sales helped push the Wii install base in the U.S. to 37.7 million units. I thought everyone already had a Wii, but so many more were sold this holiday ...


Price point isn't everything; the latest data from the NPD group shows this. For September 2011, sales of Xbox 360 grew, despite being on average $35 more expensive than PS3.  In the later years of both consoles' lifespa...


According to NPD figures, Just Dance 2 has now sold more copies in nine months than any other third party game on the Wii ever released. These games sell like hotcakes, especially in Europe where seemingly everyone among the ...


It seems that the Xbox 360 is the gamer's choice for online gaming. Recent data from the NPD Group says that the Xbox 360 sold roughly twice as many online-capable games as the PS3 in 2010. And the Wii? No contest. Microsoft'...


The videogame industry is utterly f*cking stupid when it comes to secrecy, and nowhere has that become more apparent than with the NPD. For those who don't know, the NPD collects sales data of videogames and consoles in North...


After another December as the U.S.'s top selling home console, it looks like the Wii is on the decline again. Last month, the console was outsold by the Xbox 360 by about 60,000 units. That's a +32% gain for the 360 compared ...


The NPD isn't what it used to be, but we can still utilize their data to gain some idea of which games are making an impact at retail. There aren't a lot of surprises here, but I was personally shocked to see Epic Mickey come...


Microsoft is pretty good at the ol' spin game. America's NPD data comes out tomorrow, and Microsoft does not believe that it beat out the competition this Holiday season, even with Kinect backing it up. However, Microsoft has...


White Christmas? More like Green Christmas for all the console makers out there. Microsoft had a splendid November, according to the latest NPD numbers with 1.37 million units sold. That makes six months at the top, says Bloo...


Wait.... BWAHAHAHAHHAAHHA! I f*cking hate DLC. Always have. Never taken part in it. I feel like they should put sh*t in the game if they had the idea for it while they were still making it. Got a good idea after release? Save...


Last year, it was declared by the NPD Group that retail PC games were still outselling their digital counterparts. Now, for the first half of 2010, it has been revealed that the tables have turned. Digital sales now outnumber...


You know the NPD. They track how well things sell in the business of gaming, but we haven't been so consistent on telling you about their monthly numbers. Then I thought of a clever headline for them (you can read it above) a...


The May NPD numbers are in, and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is the clear winner of the month. The game sold a total of about 1.5 million units on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As for the other games in the top five, Supe...


Dramatic much? Sales are down, apparently. You and I probably had no idea, but games analyst Michael Pachter is freaking the freak out about it. Apparently the dollar sales level for last month is the lowest since May 2007, a...


Nintendo had a thing recently where they said some stuff to keep their investors happy. It was at this thing that they announced Wii Party and that Apple is their future enemy. They also mentioned that as of March 2010, 79 Wi...


The NPD data for March is out, and it tells us that Red Steel 2 only sold 50K in its opening month. Not good, especially compared with other games that debuted in March (like God of War III, which sold over a million) and lon...


One of the most bitter battles of the current console war, the multiplatform success of Final Fantasy XIII, has ended with a clear winner. The PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII has sold almost twice as many copies as the 360 ...


Everyone always has a different spin on the numbers. The first thing that sexy Samit Sarkar thought when he saw this month's NPD data was, "God of War III (expletive deleted)-ed (expletive deleted) up, and OMG MLB 10 The Show...


As you know, the Wii was the number one console for January. Not only did Nintendo have the number one console, but they also had the number one selling game with New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Four other Wii games made it into t...


The PlayStation Portable might be doing well in Japan, but the same cannot be said in the United States. The system's sales have dropped off a metaphorical cliff in the US, with sales down 58% from last year. This includes bo...


There are no January surprises to report when it comes to the latest numbers for consoles released by NPD group. The Wii wins the month with 466K units sold, while Nintendo's other piece of hardware, the DS, had its little wh...


Alert: Nintendo hardware rocked December, just like its software did, according to the NPD Group. Glaucoma or not, Grandma honed in on the Wii with her deal-seeking vision during the month of December. Nintendo’s little...


Nintendo software won big in December according to the latest NPD Group information, beating out Activision’s behemoth and various other titles released before or during the hot and steamy seasonal month.Selling 2.82 mi...


NPD says that 90 percent of game sales came from physical media in the third quarter of 2009. That's console games, meaning that only 10 percent came from downloading. I see the PC guys in the back raising their hands. Calm d...


I had the pleasure of chatting with with Microsoft's Xbox man himself, Director of Product Management, Aaron Greenberg, over dinner last night. Well, we didn't quite have dinner together. I was eating pizza while talking on t...


We aren’t surprised that Activision and Infinity Ward had a strong showing in the month of November with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The prime reason being that we’re aware that a lot people seem to dig the IP...


All the platform publishers touted some big sales during November, particularly over the Black Friday thing people get so excited about. Turns out the talk wasn’t just trash -- the latest hardware sales numbers are down...


Is the time of crappy plastic peripheral games truly waning? Tony Hawk: Ride may have felt it could keep things going by giving us a little fake skateboard, but it would appear that the market is sick of all the toys and gimm...


The NPD as used their magic to determine that 82% of kids are gamers. Think about that for a minute. That means the next generation is going to be like you and I. No, really, think about that for a minute. Depending on who th...


Games like Demon's Souls aren't supposed to sell well. A super hardcore, obscure RPG published by Atlus? Yeah, those games don't sell well. Except the game actually is selling well, at least by its own standards. With a littl...


Sales for videogames were down 19% from the month for September. Plus the release of the biggest PS3 exclusive of the year wasn't enough to keep the PS3 at the top. It's not all bad news though! Hardware: The Wii retook the t...


I don't know what it was. Was it the price drop? Was it that people are just tired of the Wii now? Hell freezing? Something!Hardware: The NPD Group has just released their data, and that data says that the PS3 outsold...well,...






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