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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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Wii has emerged triumphant in the US hardware charts for January, NPD figures have revealed.
The US game market in January fell an anticipated 13 percent year-on-year, NPD figures reveal.
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.
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, ...
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, ...
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.
Platform holder Microsoft has hailed what it describes as a “breakthrough year” for Xbox 360 in North America through 2009.
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 ...
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 ...
The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.
The US games industry generated $2.7 billion in sales last month, making it the second best November in industry history.
US hardware sales for every format are up on all formats, according to the latest NPD data.
Activision Blizzard’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has topped US software sales in November, selling 6 million copies in just 19 days.
The new data shows that traditional subscriptions to newspapers and magazines are falling away, but digital subscriptions are holding up despite tough economic times.
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 ...
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).
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.
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 ...
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 ...