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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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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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Nintendo

People bought many a Wii U and amiibo in 2014


It's not hard to clear a low bar!
Jan 16
According to a media release from Nintendo, the Wii U sold almost 30 percent more hardware and over 75 percent more games in 2014 than the previous year, likely fueled by the one-two punch of Mario Kart 8 (1.7 million physica... read
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Ramble on

PS4 sales still strong in August


Big third party releases selling best on PS4
Sep 12
PlayStation 4 sold the most among videogame consoles in August, according to the August NPD report, adding to the 10 million mark hit a month ago. For even more evidence of the console's large market share, Madden 15 on ... read
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PC games

Half of PC gamers will wait for a sale before buying games


A recent survey casts some interesting light on digital sales
Sep 10
If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gami... read
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May NPD

Watch Dogs, PS4 top May software and hardware sales


...in the United States, at retail
Jun 17
The PlayStation 4 was once again the top selling console in May of 2014, though we haven't had a specific sales numbers update from anyone in a while. As for software, Ubisoft's day-one sales record holder Watch Dogs, re... 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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Microsoft hits 5 million shipped mark for Xbox One, Q3 $20.4 billion in revenue


1.2 million Xbox Ones sold this quarter
Apr 25
People are buying Xbox One consoles! Microsoft's quarterly results show that they shipped 1.2 million Xbox One systems in Q3, bringing their total shipped number up to 5 million since launch. They've reported $20.4 billion in... read
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PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March 2014


Titanfall and inFamous were the best-selling games
Apr 18
PS4 sales topped 7 million as of Sony's last count, while Microsoft says upwards of 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since launch. The former system was the best-seller for March (that's three months... read
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Money

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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Final Fantasy XIV has over 1.5 million accounts


Rise phoenix, rise
Oct 25
After managing to crack the top ten NPD list for its late August launch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has now passed the 1.5 million registered users milestone. Many will remember the original Final Fantasy XIV launch, w... read
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Nintendo

Wii U sales triple in wake of price cut, Wind Waker HD


Nintendo 3DS best-selling console in US for fifth consecutive month
Oct 19
Sales of Wii U hardware increased dramatically at the tail end of September, jumping more than 200 percent over August's numbers in just 15 days, Nintendo of America has announced. The spike coincided with the system's S... 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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Multiplayer

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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Xbox 360 dominates PS3/Wii U November sales in US


1.2 million 360s to 425,000 Wii Us
Dec 07
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... read
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Kid Icarus soars with Mario in US March NPD data


Apr 16
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 ... 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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November NPD: Xbox 360, Call of Duty, Skyrim lead sales


Dec 09
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... read
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Current Wii install base in US: 37.7 million units


Dec 09
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 ... 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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Just Dance 2: the best selling third party Wii game ever


Jul 16
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 ... read
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Xbox 360 sold twice as many online games as PS3 in 2010


Jun 28
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'... read
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NPD acts wankish, blocks media from seeing sales figures


Mar 28
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... read






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