Entries in 'usa' (94)

Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Nintendo’s Wii Play, which comes bundled with the WiiMote, is the best selling game of the 21st century in North America, according to new NPD data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2009 at 12:06PM in News
US: Sony's PS3 titles struggle to hit 1m

US: Sony's PS3 titles struggle to hit 1m

A new report from GameSetWatch shows that to date only one Sony published PS3 exclusive title, Insomniac’s Resistance: Fall of Man, has sold over 1m units in North America in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:54AM in News
US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

Games market analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the pre-owned games market in North Ameica is worth around $2bn annually, with 100m units sold in stores across the region each ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:18AM in News
NPD: Wii sets US sales record

NPD: Wii sets US sales record

The US video games market may well be starting to struggle in the face of the global recession, but Nintendo is undoubtedly fairing best in the face of economic instability ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2009 at 11:49AM in News

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US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that sales of his firm’s Wii console this Black Friday were double that enjoyed by the machine in the same period in 2007.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2008 at 1:54PM in News
US: Wii install base races ahead of 360

US: Wii install base races ahead of 360

New stats from North American firm NPD and Deutsche Bank show that Nintendo’s Wii console has overturned the Xbox 360’s 12 month start on the marketplace to lead the installed ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2008 at 2:50PM in News
US: Fable II trumps all in October

US: Fable II trumps all in October

Nintendo may have dominated the US October hardware battle, but Microsoft can claim a sound victory in the hardware stakes with its Xbox 360 exclusive RPG Fable II topping ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:11AM in News
US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

With news of 35 per cent growth in the US hardware market in October causing great cheer across the Atlantic, Nintendo has the greatest reason to celebrate after some hugely ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:08AM in News

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US: 18% market growth in October

US: 18% market growth in October

Credit crunch? What credit crunch? The resilience of the video games market to the global financial crisis is still a matter of debate, but annual year-on-year growth of 18 per ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:06AM in News
US: DS breaks August hardware sales record

US: DS breaks August hardware sales record

Figures from US sales analyst NPD group have shown that Nintendo’s DS sold more hardware units in August than any machine has ever sold throughout the month in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2008 at 11:38AM in News
US: 360 sales double after price drop

US: 360 sales double after price drop

Though the official sales numbers are yet to be revealed, Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft is claiming that sales of its machines have experienced a 100 per cent upturn across ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2008 at 1:01PM in News
US: Call of Duty World at War dated

US: Call of Duty World at War dated

Mega-publisher Activision-Blizzard has confirmed that Treyarch’s anticipated WWII shooter Call of Duty: World at War will be released on 360, PS3, Wii, DS and PC on November 11th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2008 at 12:10PM in News

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Dead Space release date moves again

Dead Space release date moves again

Just last week EA announced that the release of its brand new sci-fi survival horror IP Dead Space had been moved forward a week from the initially touted Halloween to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2008 at 11:52AM in News
US: Xbox 360 price drop confirmed

US: Xbox 360 price drop confirmed

Just hours after analysts predicted a North American price drop, Microsoft has confirmed that is has dropped the RRP on all three of its Xbox 360 SKUs – with ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2008 at 10:23AM in News
US: Xbox 360 price cut predicted

US: Xbox 360 price cut predicted

After Microsoft’s aggressive price cuts in Japan that saw its entry level Arcade machine drop below the price of Nintendo’s rival Wii console, leading games industry analysts are predicting that ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2008 at 12:17PM in News
USA: STALKER Clear Sky suffers delay

USA: STALKER Clear Sky suffers delay

The North American release of GSC’s anticipated PC FPS prequel STAKLER: Clear Sky has been delayed for what is claimed to be ‘a few days’ following an error with the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2008 at 12:06PM in News

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US: June games market jumps 53 per cent year-on-year

US: June games market jumps 53 per cent year-on-year

The North American June sales figures from NPD have shown that total spending on gaming in the territory for the period hit $1.69 billion – up an incredible 53 per ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2008 at 2:25PM in News
US: Wii outstrips rivals

US: Wii outstrips rivals

Sales of video game consoles and software are up by an impressive 57 per cent in the US, despite the economic troubles faced by the country, according to research firm ...
by Jonathon Harker
on Apr 18th 2008 at 11:12AM in News
US: Feb sales reach $1.3bn

US: Feb sales reach $1.3bn

US sales body NPD has released its figures for games industry sales in February in North America, and they show a massive 47 per cent increase in software sales and ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2008 at 9:41AM in News