Entries in 'npd' (179)

NPD: Nintendo maintains hardware grip

NPD: Nintendo maintains hardware grip

Despite the announcement that its successor will be here (in Japan at least) before the end of the year, Nintendo’s DS shows no sign of letting up in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 11:27AM in News
NPD: Market climbs return at last

NPD: Market climbs return at last

The US video games market at last recorded a month of growth in March, climbing six per cent year-on-year to reach a value of $1.52bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 10:45AM in News
NPD: Xbox 360 outsells Wii

NPD: Xbox 360 outsells Wii

In a month that saw steeper declines in the US video games market than most people had expected, Xbox 360 has emerged as a surprise victor in the hardware sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:50AM in News
NPD: February sales slump 15%

NPD: February sales slump 15%

The value of the video games market in the US fell 15 per cent year-on-year in February to $1.28bn – a number that has surprised even NPD itself.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:34AM in News

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US: New Super Mario tops Mass Effect 2

US: New Super Mario tops Mass Effect 2

EA’s sustained marketing campaign for Mass Effect 2 pushed the long-awaited title sell 572,000 units for Xbox during January – an impressive result that couldn’t quite manage to topple Nintendo’s ...

by Rob Crossley
on Feb 12th 2010 at 11:08AM in News
US: Nintendo consoles rule January

US: Nintendo consoles rule January

Wii has emerged triumphant in the US hardware charts for January, NPD figures have revealed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2010 at 10:38AM in News
US charts: Jan market sinks 13%

US charts: Jan market sinks 13%

The US game market in January fell an anticipated 13 percent year-on-year, NPD figures reveal.

by Rob Crossley
on Feb 12th 2010 at 10:21AM in News
Global games decline measured at 8%

Global games decline measured at 8%

The world's three biggest retail markets for video games saw a combined decline of eight per cent in sales last year according to a new report.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 1:01PM in News

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US: Wii Play tops all-time list

US: Wii Play tops all-time list

Nintendo’s Wii Play, a collection of minigames that comes bundled with the stand-alone Wii Remote, has been named as the best selling non-PC game of all time in the US, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 9:54AM 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: ’09 “a turning point” for PS3

NPD: ’09 “a turning point” for PS3

PS3’s 1.35m unit sales in North America in December – an 87 per cent year-on-year increase – saw the console finish 2009 by enjoying its best ever month in territory, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 11:39AM in News
NPD: Wii and DS back on top

NPD: Wii and DS back on top

The good times are back at Nintendo with the platform holder expressing its delight at smashing two hardware records in NPD’s December and 2009 North American video games market report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 11:25AM in News

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NPD: “Breakthrough year” for 360

NPD: “Breakthrough year” for 360

Platform holder Microsoft has hailed what it describes as a “breakthrough year” for Xbox 360 in North America through 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 11:06AM in News
NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

Much like its dominance in the hardware sector, Nintendo has also emerged as the big victor in 2009’s American software charts according to the latest data from NPD – though ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 10:52AM 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

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NPD: Overall sales reach $2.7bn

NPD: Overall sales reach $2.7bn

The US games industry generated $2.7 billion in sales last month, making it the second best November in industry history.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 11th 2009 at 10:57AM in News
NPD: US hardware sales rise across the board

NPD: US hardware sales rise across the board

US hardware sales for every format are up on all formats, according to the latest NPD data.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 11th 2009 at 10:11AM in News
NPD: MW2 shifts 6m copies in November

NPD: MW2 shifts 6m copies in November

Activision Blizzard’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has topped US software sales in November, selling 6 million copies in just 19 days.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 11th 2009 at 9:54AM in News
Entertainment Subs Up 7%

Entertainment Subs Up 7%

The new data shows that traditional subscriptions to newspapers and magazines are falling away, but digital subscriptions are holding up despite tough economic times.

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 16th 2009 at 11:22PM in News
US games sales drop 19%

US games sales drop 19%

Overall sales in the U.S. tipped just over $1 billion in October, down from $1.32 billion in 2008. Hardware sales were down 18% from $497 to $381 with software down ...

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 13th 2009 at 12:32AM in News
UK games sales down 13% in 2009

UK games sales down 13% in 2009

The world’s top three global markets suffered a six per cent year-on-year overall drop in video games software unit sales in the three months to September (Q3).

by Tim Ingham
on Nov 5th 2009 at 9:58AM 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: Halo ODST flattens the competition

NPD: Halo ODST flattens the competition

Even Nintendo’s perennially popular offerings were not enough to challenge Halo 3: ODST’s dominance in the North American September software battle, with Microsoft’s shooter drastically out performing all of its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
NPD: Gaming finally on the up

NPD: Gaming finally on the up

After what seems like a prolonged period of decline in the North American video games market, the latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the sector enjoyed year-on-year growth ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 10:39AM in News