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April NPD: Xbox One outsells PS4


Mortal Kombat X tops all software
May 14
According to April's NPD numbers, the Xbox One proved it has some legs as it claimed the top spot for the month's console sales by knocking the PlayStation 4 down a notch. While Sony may be leading the console race overall an... read
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NPD sales

March NPD: PS4 still the one true king; Battlefield tops software charts


Bloodborne takes No. 2 spot
Apr 16
It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions. Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta... read
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February NPD proves we still love Zelda


All bow before the 3DS
Mar 12
It looks like we can all temper those Nintendo is doomed stories that always pop up in their forever click-bait form. According to the latest NPD numbers for February, Nintendo proved that they still have the ability to print... read
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January NPD: PS4 back at number one


Dying Light is to die for
Feb 12
After being knocked off the top spot as the best-selling console for the past two months, Sony's PS4 regained the much-coveted sales marker for the month of January. Not only is it back at number one, but it also continues it... read
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PS4 sales

NPD: PlayStation 4 the top-selling console in June


One of these months, Xbox One
Jul 17
US Xbox One sales in June were more than double that of the console's sales in May thanks to a more competitively-priced SKU hitting the market, but PlayStation 4 took the number-one hardware spot for the month, according to ... read
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NPD: Three out of four US gamers prefer physical games


And other fun core gamer stats from 2014
May 14
NPD's Core Gaming 2014 report shows that gamers still dig physical copies, with 74 percent of gamers in the United States saying that they would choose a physical copy of a game over a digital one. Digital acceptance is growi... read
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Consumers spent $3.45 billion on videogames last quarter


Grand Theft Auto 5 leads the way
Nov 24
According to a recent report from the NPD group, U.S. consumers spent 3.45 billion dollars last quarter on videogame content -- up 17 percent from the same quarter in 2012.  Leading the charge was Grand Theft Auto 5, whi... read
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NPD July 2013

NPD: NCAA Football and 3DS rise to the top in July


Overall, industry is down 19% from 2012
Aug 16
Thursday was NPD day, a day of celebration and / or commiseration throughout the US gaming industry. The big winners in terms of hardware and software were 3DS and NCAA Football 14. This marks the third straight month that 3D... read
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NPD April 2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April


Total sales down 25% YOY
May 18
[DC zombie sculpts by Casey Love Designs] The NPD Group released US sales data for April 2013 two days ago, but a complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Destructoid staff has delayed our posting it. Not our fault! Loo... read
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NPD Study: 72 percent of gamers play online


Up by 5-percent from last year
May 03
I hope you like Tomb Raider's forced multiplayer, because NPD's latest study provides more coal to big publishers's firery intiative to have multiplayer in more games. NPD polled 8,800 US gamers, discovering that 72 percent p... read
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BioShock Infinite moves 878,000 copies
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... read feature

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Retail is down 25% from February 2012
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... read feature

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Nintendo is in deep doo-doo
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 ... read feature

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Nintendo sells 1.75 million hardware units in November


Black Friday
Dec 07
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 ... read
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NPD: 40 percent of freemium players buy in-game items


Apr 23
The NPD Group's latest report, Insights into the Freemium Games Market, says that 40 percent of gamers that play freemium games have spent money in-game. When you consider that around 38 percent of the U.S. population plays s... read
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Game changer: NPD to receive Walmart sales data


Feb 03
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... read
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Nintendo 3DS surpasses 1.65 million units sold in U.S.


Nov 11
With impending big-name releases like Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, not to mention the 3DS' price drop earlier this year, consumers seem increasingly willing to make the transition to the latest Nintendo handheld. The... read
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NPD: Even at a higher price, Xbox 360 outsells PS3


Oct 17
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... read
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Young gamers go mobile, up from 8% to 38% since 2009


Oct 11
The latest data from the NPD Group is packed with lots of interesting factoids on the growth of gaming today, but the most interesting is how mobile gaming is the biggest thing with younger gamers. The number of young'ins tha... read
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NPD estimates $5.9 billion dropped on video games in Q1


Jul 12
An astounding $5.9 billion has spent on video game hardware, content and accessories during the first quarter of 2011. An increase of 1.5 percent in comparison to last year's spending.  Well that's the estimate at lea... read






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