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  • Blog Post: March 2015 NPD – Battlefield Hardline and PS4 Lead Sluggish Retail Sales

    Sony's console continued to dominate the Xbox One in March, but sales overall continued their slow pace in the retail space. The NPD reports that hardware sales decreased by nine percent. "Console hardware was the primary culprit responsible for the March 2015 sales decline, with a 29 percent... More
  • Blog Post: ESA Dispenses The Facts About Video Games & Gamers

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has released its 2015 Essential Facts report covering myriad facets of our favorite pastime in the U.S. The research is based on a targeted survey by Ipsos MediaCT of more than 4,000 households, surveying heads of households and "the most frequent gamers"... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Not So Fast Sony - Nintendo Says 3DS Was Top Dog In February

    Update : A Sony representative confirmed via email that their previous statement only meant to say that PlayStation 4 was the best selling home console hardware, beating Xbox One and Wii U. Nintendo's statement that 3DS was the best selling game hardware in February is accuarate. Sony declined to... More
  • Blog Post: February 2015 NPD – Majora's Mask Leads A Robust Month For Industry

    February NPD numbers are in and everyone has a reason to be happy this month. The NPD group reports that hardware, software, and accessories all saw gains in February, and all three console makers are touting their own successes. Total hardware sales are up 10 percent over last year, at $378.2 million... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Tops Console Hardware And Software Sales In February

    Sony has sent out a press release ahead of the February NPD report claiming another victory over Xbox One for its current-gen console. We're expecting the February NPD numbers to come in any time now, but Sony isn't waiting to share its good news. According to the company, The PlayStation 4 was... More
  • Blog Post: January 2015 NPD – Dying Light And PS4 Lead Retail Sales

    The NPD group has released its report for January, and while hardware sales are down from last year, gamers are buying more software. The biggest news of the month comes to us via Sony, which is once again at the top of the hardware sales chart. The PS4 was the top-selling console in January and remains... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: Mobile Gaming More Popular Than Ever

    The NPD Group has released a new report that outlines just how popular mobile gaming has become. According to the organization, the average play time for mobile gamers is now over two hours per day, which constitutes a 57-percent increase compared to the gaming habits of players in 2012. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: December 2014 NPD – Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Leads The Month And Year

    The NPD group has released its report for the final month of 2014 and the entire year. The industry saw a modest uptick of 1 percent for the full year, however the category sales paint a more complex picture. Hardware sales increased from $4.24 billion in 2013 to $5.07 billion in 2014 (an $838 million... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Leads December Console Sales In United States, Price Drops To $349 Again

    Microsoft has announced that it led console sales for the final month of 2014, according to NPD. The company has decided to temporarily renew the $349 price point beginning on January 16. Microsoft also led the sales race in November , and the company says that weekly average sales for its latest hardware... More
  • Blog Post: The latest Pokémon Sold 1.5 Million U.S. Copies In 10 Days

    In light of the recent NPD numbers , Nintendo has issued a release highlighting its successes in November – the most impressive of which is selling a mind-boggling number of Pokémon games. We already knew that the game sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first week – but how much... More
  • Blog Post: November NPD: Xbox One Overtakes PS4 This Month

    The monthly numbers from the NPD are in, breaking down the sales of hardware and software across the video game industry. Accompanying that data is an announcement from Microsoft declaring that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in November. "November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: October 2014 NPD: NBA 2K15 Catches Nothing But Net In Even Month

    This month's NPD report shows the industry leveling out year-over-year, with hardware gains making up for retail software losses. Console and handheld sales climbed to $273.5 million from $171.7 million over this month last year (a 59 percent jump). Software fell by 27 percent from 482.6 million... More
  • Blog Post: September 2014 NPD - Hardware Drives Growth Despite Sluggish Software Sales

    The NPD Group has issued its report for the month of September 2014. Sony already revealed that PlayStation 4 won the month , which is a five-week period instead of the normal four. Destiny was a big driver, leading the month. Other new releases that charted in September include: FIFA 15, Super Smash... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. Ushers In Big Gains For Nintendo

    Super Smash Bros. has been one of Nintendo's most anticipated games this year, and early sales of the 3DS version are just one of the company's bragging points for the month of September. Nintendo has released a statement ahead of this evening's NPD report, which reveals that Super Smash... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Scores, Xbox One And PS4 Sales Keep Trucking

    The NPD Group has issued its report for August 2014, revealing a strong month for hardware, but a soft month for game sales at retail in the United States. Madden NFL 15 takes the top spot for August, with only two other new releases appearing on the top ten list. Total retail sales are up over 2013... More
  • Blog Post: July 2014 NPD: Sony Leads With PS4 And The Last Of Us

    The Last of Us is a great game , and the PlayStation 4 has been selling very well , so it's not a surprise that Sony looks like the champion when it comes to breaking down July NPD sales numbers. According to the monthly NPD report, Sony may have the best-selling console and game, but things are... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: May 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 And Watch Dogs Come Out On Top

    It’s no surprise that Watch Dogs came out on top of the May 2014 NPD report given its stellar performance out of the gate . This month did hold some surprises, and something for Nintendo to crow about. While we don’t know the sales gap between the five-SKU Watch Dogs and second place, the... More
  • Blog Post: Hardware Sales See Dramatic Increase In Q1 2014 NPD Numbers

    A new press release from the NPD states that consumers spent $4.6 billion dollars on video games in the first quarter of this year. That marks a 47% increase in hardware sales (up to $983 million) compared to last year, which can clearly be attributed to the recent release of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall, PlayStation 4 Top April NPD Charts

    Microsoft's big exclusive was the best-selling game of April, but Sony continued its run atop the hardware sales charts. Overall, the industry saw 17-percent growth over the same month last year, due largely to the continued strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. "Life to date, sales of... More
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