Entries in 'american' (38)

Leak suggests early November release date for Xbox One

Leak suggests early November release date for Xbox One

An apparent leak from an employee at US retailer Walmart suggests Xbox One will beat PS4 to market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 9:48AM in News
Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News
US games market falls 10% in March

US games market falls 10% in March

Hit releases such as BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider were sadly unable to stop another month of annual decline in the US video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2013 at 11:15AM in News
US video games market slips 9% in 2012

US video games market slips 9% in 2012

The total value of the US video games market declined nine per cent in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 10:55AM in News

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3DS struggles are entirely our own fault, Iwata says

3DS struggles are entirely our own fault, Iwata says

Saturo Iwata accepted responsibility for lower than expected international sales of the 3DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
iOS recaptures US smartphone crown thanks to iPhone 5

iOS recaptures US smartphone crown thanks to iPhone 5

New data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests that the launch of the iPhone 5 has propelled iOS back into the leading position in the US handheld market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2012 at 12:44PM in News
Infinity Blade transforms into a political beat 'em up

Infinity Blade transforms into a political beat 'em up

Popular iOS action adventure Infinity Blade has undergone an interesting transformation – it has been turned into a political beat ‘em up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2012 at 9:55AM in News
3DS doubles DS' year one sales

3DS doubles DS' year one sales

The Nintendo 3DS has sold nearly twice as many units in the US in its first year than the DS managed in the same time period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2012 at 3:19PM in News

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Assassin's Creed III gets October 31st release date

Assassin's Creed III gets October 31st release date

Ubisoft has at last lifted the lid on one of this year’s potentially biggest hits – Assassin’s Creed III.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2012 at 5:00PM in News
Analysts predict 360 will maintain US lead over PS3

Analysts predict 360 will maintain US lead over PS3

The upcoming August NPD figures will be the first to factor in the effect of the global PS3 price cut, but one analyst firm has said that it won’t be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2011 at 1:32PM in News
US: Pokemon sells 1.08m

US: Pokemon sells 1.08m

Joint sales of Pokemon Black/White reached 1.08m copies on their first day of release in the US, Nintendo has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2011 at 12:04PM in News
US: September numbers show more decline

US: September numbers show more decline

The total value of the US games market hit $1.22bn in September, down from the $1.32bn seen in the same period the year before.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2010 at 3:28PM in News

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Buyer steps in to save MyWorld

Buyer steps in to save MyWorld

An anonymous American company has completed the purchase of Project Myworld from collapsed studio Realtime Worlds, Develop can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2010 at 3:18PM in News
NPD: Splinter Cell tops April chart

NPD: Splinter Cell tops April chart

Ubisoft’s long-awaited Splinter Cell: Conviction has emerged as the best selling game in April in the US market, according to numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 11:40AM in News
Activision reshuffles US operations

Activision reshuffles US operations

A restructure right at the very top of leading global publisher Activision has seen the company split into four units – one handling Call of Duty, another dealing with internally ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 11:26AM in News
US: DS breaks Feb records too

US: DS breaks Feb records too

Hot on the heels of news that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 enjoyed its best ever February in the US last month, Nintendo has announced that its twin-screened portable has managed the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 2:05PM in News

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NPD: BioShock 2 top Feb charts

NPD: BioShock 2 top Feb charts

Following the trend set by video games hardware sales in the US last month, software sales suffered a 15 per cent year-on-year decline with the total February value hitting $624.4m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 10:22AM in News
Codemasters denies US closure talk

Codemasters denies US closure talk

Codemasters has this morning told MCV that talk of an impending closure of its US office is incorrect, though it has confirmed six job losses at its Californian operation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 9:43AM in News
Microsoft clarifies NPD claims

Microsoft clarifies NPD claims

Platform holder Microsoft has clarified a statement that it released earlier today that appeared to claim that Xbox 360 sold 10m units in the US in 2009 – a number ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 8:59PM in News
NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

After what may well be looked upon as a troubled year by its own standards, Nintendo has emerged from 2009 buoyant thanks to news of record-breaking performances from the Wii ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:52AM in News
NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

The mighty DS once again emerged as the best selling console in North America for the month of September, but the numbers gave each platform holder a chance to celebrate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 11:54AM in News
NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

The notion that games are recession proof is now well and truly forgotten – but perhaps the rise of both digital downloads and free-to-play online gaming is as big a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

Over-the-top free roaming action title Prototype topped the June software charts in the US, with the 419,900 sales enjoyed by the Xbox 360 SKU bettering both high-profile new arrivals and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:04AM in News
NPD: DS dominates hardware market

NPD: DS dominates hardware market

Amidst the gloom of yet more annual falls in the US video games market, hardware sales for June were better than expected hitting $1.7m – NPD had expected that number ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 10:48AM in News