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  • 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
  • Blog Post: March 2014 NPD: Hardware Moves, Software Slows

    The NPD Group has released its report on the video game industry for the month of March 2014. The sector saw growth during the four week period in hardware and accessories, but software dipped year over year. Notably, NPD estimates total consumer spending at $1.66 billion, representing a three-percent... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Get Your March NPD Predictions In Now

    This evening, the NPD Group will release its monthly video game industry report. We want to know what games you think will be on the top 10 and which console will be on top this month. As a reminder, the NPD report only includes United States retail traffic. That means digital sales and pack-ins aren’t... More
  • 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: NPD January 2014: Industry Down In First Month Of New Year

    The January 2014 NPD report is out, and while the industry appears to be down significantly in the first month of the year, the situation isn’t nearly as dire as it seems. This month represents a five-week reporting period (required to maintain seasonal reporting integrity), so we’ll be sharing... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft: Xbox One Has Sold 2.29 Times Faster Than Xbox 360

    Microsoft has revealed some detail coming out of the NPD report for January 2014. The Xbox One is off to a much stronger start than the Xbox 360, selling more than double the number of consoles when comparing the first three months of both life cycles. Microsoft also revealed that it has sold 2.27 million... More
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