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  • Blog Post: NPD Will Soon Track Digital Sales

    Each month, NPD publishes are report tracking United States retail video game and hardware sales. As digital software sales have become an increasingly substantial part of the landscape as detailed this year by EA and Activision on earnings calls. The value of the NPD report has been questioned given... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Video Game Market Growing Across The World

    According to a recent Game Developers Conference event centered on digital game sales, a lot more games are being purchased digitally. Downloadable content and digital game sales are growing by 33 percent year over year, in both the US and Europe. The US, UK, France, and Germany are seeing the highest... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Plans To Offer Digital Game Sales Same Day As Retail

    Nintendo appears to be embracing digital distribution in a big way, with the announcement that future 3DS and Wii U games will be available for download the same day they hit store shelves. Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the strategy in the company's presentation to investors. The... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: NPD Considering Including Digital Sales

    UPDATE: NPD'S Anita Frazier has commented on the fact that some – including third-party juggernaut Electronic Arts – feel that the NPD is misleading because it doesn't account for digital sales in its figures. Frazier told GamesIndustry.biz : "The goal is to provide our clients... More
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