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August NPD: Predictable month for predicatable times

After a summer of mostly PlayStation and big-title dominance, the usual NPD sales for August proved par for the course as the juggernaut that is Madden took the top spot for the month. The other juggernaut of our times, Minecraft continues ...

 
 
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July NPD: PS4 rolling, squids gone and dinos rise

There weren't a ton of surprises this month for the July NPD report. Even though Splatoon players might be a little sad their beloved paint shooter is no longer in the top ten, you gotta admit, it had a good run with the big boys. For yet a...

 
 
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June NPD: Batman and PS4 lead the way

June's NPD numbers were rather ordinary and predictable. That is, nothing terribly shocking happened. The PlayStation 4 was still the top console and Batman: Arkham Knight led the way for software (with the PS4 version the biggest seller). ...

 
 
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May NPD: PS4 back on top, Witcher reigns, Splatoon surprises

After just a month in the top spot, the Xbox One gave way to the PlayStation 4 for the month of May, according to the latest NPD numbers released. But the PS4 didn't just sell hardware, the system also outsold the Xbox One for nearly all so...

 
 
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April NPD: Xbox One outsells PS4

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 and worldwide, th...

 
 
 
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February NPD proves we still love Zelda

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 money as they ...

 
 
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January NPD: PS4 back at number one

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 its overall lead ...

 
 
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NPD: PlayStation 4 the top-selling console in June

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 the NPD Group. ...

 
 
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NPD: Three out of four US gamers prefer physical games

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 growing (it's up 5 p...

 
 
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Consumers spent $3.45 billion on videogames last quarter

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, which shattered al...

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

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 3DS has been in t...

 
 
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NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April

[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! Look at the inform...

 
 
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NPD Study: 72 percent of gamers play online

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 play online (fiv...

 
 
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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct makes NPD's top 10

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 sales data the...

 
 
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NPD: Hardware rose in Feb, overall sales still poop

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 considering this ...

 
 
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NPD: Wii U sold a paltry 55,000 units in January

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 release alongsi...

 
 
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Nintendo sells 1.75 million hardware units in November

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 shows that the ...

 
 
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NPD: 40 percent of freemium players buy in-game items

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 some kind of fre...

 
 
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Game changer: NPD to receive Walmart sales data

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 changed later last...

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

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 3DS has sold 1...

 
 
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NPD: Even at a higher price, Xbox 360 outsells PS3

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' lifespan, prices have ...

 
 
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Young gamers go mobile, up from 8% to 38% since 2009

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 that play mobile g...

 
 
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NPD estimates $5.9 billion dropped on video games in Q1

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 least, according t...

 
 




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