Entries in 'npd' (28)

Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Total video game spending in the US fell two per cent year-on-year to $568m this August, following declines in both hardware and software spending, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June - NPD

Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June - NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 9:51AM in News
PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

After two successive months as the best selling console hardware in the US, Nintendo Switch has slipped back behind the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD's monthly report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 2:53PM in News
Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:23AM in News
The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:09AM in News

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Resident Evil 7 was January's best-selling game in the US, says NPD

The US games industry spend shrunk in January 2017, according to the latest report from NPD, showing a decline of 4 per cent year on year. Total industry spend reached ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

The PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 9:34AM in News

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People are more likely to spend money on microtransactions than DLC according to NPD

The NPD Group has released the results of its study into microtransactions and DLC, and has come away with some surprising information.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 3:03PM in News
3DS sales rocket in the US

3DS sales rocket in the US

Nintendo has said that "excitement for the Pokemon brand" is behind an ongoing resurgence in 3DS hardware sales in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Has Xbox One finally turned the tide against PS4 in the North American market?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
NPD is buying EEDAR

NPD is buying EEDAR

US charts provider NPD has agreed to acquire research specialist EEDAR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2016 at 3:12PM in News

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Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:31AM in News
Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 1:01PM in News
How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it's done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 12:14PM in News
NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:52AM in News
Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling hardware in the US thanks to Uncharted 4, according to data from NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 10th 2016 at 4:06PM in News
March brings another US win for PS4

March brings another US win for PS4

PS4 was once again the best-selling console in the US for the month of March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

February marked another sales victory for Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News