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  • Blog Post: February NPD Charts Show Strong Hardware Sales

    Hardware sales grew in February compared to a year ago, fueled by the two new consoles on the market. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One reported strong sales, with PS4 enjoying a slight lead, but all platforms performed strongly at retail. According to NPD's Liam Callahan, "February 2014 hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Far Cry 3 Conquers UK Sales Charts

    Far Cry 3 shot its way to the top of the sales charts for the last week of the year, beating out the ever popular Call of Duty. Chart-Track has been keeping, well, track of UK game sales over the year. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 had been sitting pretty at the top of the charts for six straight weeks, but... More
  • Blog Post: NCAA, 3DS Lead July Game Sales

    It was another relatively slow month for video games sales, but Nintendo's handhelds bucked the trend. Anita Frasier, an analyst for U.S. retail tracking firm NPD, said, “Of the hardware platforms that were on the market last July, only one, the 3DS, realized a unit sales increase over last... More
  • Blog Post: NPD Group And EEDAR Join Forces To Improve Game Sales Tracking

    Two the game industry's most powerful analysis and sales tracking organizations are joining forces to improve their ability to track and analyze game sales across both traditional physical and emerging digital distribution channels. According to a press release sent out today, " EEDAR will exclusively... More
  • Blog Post: Just Dance 2 Breaks Records As Best-Selling Third-Party Wii Game

    If you pay attention to our monthly stories on the game industry's NPD sales charts, you might notice that a certain non-Call of Duty game never seems to leave the top ten. That game would be Ubisoft's Just Dance 2. We knew that it sold like hotcakes, but we had no idea how massive the title... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire, Xbox 360 Top June NPD Charts, 3DS Sales Sluggish

    It looks like Rockstar's L.A. Noire has some legs. The open-world detective game topped the NPD charts for the second straight month, beating out another game from the 2K family, Duke Nukem Forever. Overall, sales of both video game software and hardware were down from the same month a year ago ... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat, Xbox 360 Top April NPD Charts

    Many had wondered whether the Mortal Kombat still had enough juice to decapitate Portal 2 at retail. Well, wonder no more. Selling over 900,000 units, the game tops this months NPD sales charts, edging out Valve's vaunted puzzle/shooter. Further down the list, the LEGO series continued to show its... More
  • Blog Post: NPD Lists Biggest Money Earners In Game History, Guitar Hero III Tops The List

    Sure, Call of Duty has long replaced Guitar Hero as the apple of Bobby Kotick's eye, the now departed music franchise still has something to brag about. NPD just released a list of the top ten games of all time in terms of dollar (not unit) sales, and Black Ops has sold the most units, Guitar Hero... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops Tops NPD Again, Console Sales Up

    Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops maintained its now customary spot atop the NPD February 2011 video game sales charts, and made history in the process. NPD's Anita Frazier broke the news in a press release, stating, "Call of Duty: Black Ops was the best-selling game in February, retaining... More
  • Blog Post: NPD Releases 2010 Year-End Sales Data

    The industry sales tracking organization NPD has finally released its industry-wide sales data for 2010, and while games remain strong, the industry did sag a bit in comparison to 2009. Since NPD basically stopped giving out any specific sales numbers, we don't have a clear a picture as we'd... More
  • Blog Post: Pokemon Beats Kirby In Japanese Sales Charts

    Kirby's Epic Yarn came out of E3 with a ton of hype -- and so far the reviews of the game suggest that it more than lives up to our expectations. Sadly, the indefatigable pink puff was no match for another Nintendo property -- Pokemon. Basically, Pokemon rules Japan with an iron grip and the series... More
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