Entries in 'npd' (179)

NPD makes new digital pledge

NPD makes new digital pledge

Following recent criticism from publisher EA, NPD has once again pledged to introduce digital sales numbers into its monthly US video games sales data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2011 at 10:18AM in News
EA: NPD is 'misrepresentation of our industry'

EA: NPD is 'misrepresentation of our industry'

Major US publishers are on the verge of revolt against NPD, according to a CNN report.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 14th 2011 at 5:30PM in News
NPD: US January games market down 5%

NPD: US January games market down 5%

US sales tracker NPD has released its numbers for the US video games market in January 2011, and they show another period of year-on-year decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 8:22AM in News
NPD: DS and 360 dominate

NPD: DS and 360 dominate

Nintendo DS was the best selling console of November in the US, according to NPD.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2010 at 10:46AM in News

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NPD: US sales up 8% in November

NPD: US sales up 8% in November

US game sales are up eight per cent in November compared to the year before, NPD has revealed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2010 at 9:17AM in News
THQ: “Industry healthier than NPD says”

THQ: “Industry healthier than NPD says”

THQ has warned investors not to look at just NPD boxed product sales charts when judging the state of the industry.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 6th 2010 at 11:30AM in News
NPD: October down 4% year-on-year

NPD: October down 4% year-on-year

American sales tracker NPD has announced that the US video games market was worth $1.07bn in October 2010 – that’s four per cent down on the same month in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2010 at 8:15AM in News
Halo Reach tops US 2010 chart

Halo Reach tops US 2010 chart

With just over two months to go before the games industry waves goodbye to 2010, new numbers from US sales tracker NPD shows that for the year-to-date Microsoft’s Xbox 360 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2010 at 5:25PM in News

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US: Xbox 360 shines in September

US: Xbox 360 shines in September

The Xbox 360 remained the star hardware performer in North America last month, making good on Microsoft’s recent claims that there’s been a “mid-generation leadership change” in the console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2010 at 11:04AM in News
NPD locks up US sales data

NPD locks up US sales data

US sales tracker NPD will no longer release the number of games and consoles sold in its monthly report.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 12th 2010 at 6:39PM in News
NPD: 360 and Madden triumph in August

NPD: 360 and Madden triumph in August

US mega franchise Madden is unsurprisingly the biggest seller in the US last month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 10th 2010 at 11:48AM in News
NPD: US August sales slump 10%

NPD: US August sales slump 10%

The latest results from stats firm NPD show that the North American games market fell 10 per cent in August compared to the same month a year before.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 10th 2010 at 11:12AM in News

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20% of US public has played a social network game

20% of US public has played a social network game

According to the findings of The NPD Group's new research report, titled Social Network Gaming, some 20 per cent of the US populace has spent time playing a social game.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 5:58PM in News
NPD: July down one per cent

NPD: July down one per cent

The US video games market suffered a slight one per cent year-on-year decrease in July, with a total value reaching $846.5m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2010 at 10:56AM in News
Boxed PC leads digital by 2.3m

Boxed PC leads digital by 2.3m

Statistics from American sales analyst NPD claims that the boxed PC games market just managed to out-value digital sales in the US in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2010 at 2:55PM in News
NPD: Mario Galaxy 2 passes 1m

NPD: Mario Galaxy 2 passes 1m

Nintendo’s critically adored platformer Super Mario Galaxy 2 is matching its warm reception from critics with an equally warm reception from consumers, having now sold over 1m units in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 11:29AM in News

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NPD: June market fails to sparkle

NPD: June market fails to sparkle

The US video games market suffered yet another year-on-year decline in June, with its $1.1bn worth of sales representing a six per cent year-on-year decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 10:47AM in News
NPD: 360 beats PS3 in Red Dead battle

NPD: 360 beats PS3 in Red Dead battle

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the single biggest revenue contributor to the US video games market in May, according to NPD, with total unit sales of its console hitting 195k in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2010 at 11:12AM in News
NPD: US games market falls

NPD: US games market falls

Having delayed the announcement of last month’s US video game sales, NPD has today published the figures for both April and May in the North American video games market – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2010 at 10:53AM in News
US: Pre-owned, digital grabs 1/3 of market

US: Pre-owned, digital grabs 1/3 of market

New research from US stats body The NPD Group claims that in 2009 US consumers spent a total of $4.5-4.75bn on pre-owned games, game rentals, subscriptions, digitally downloaded games, DLC ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2010 at 5:04PM in News
MS goads Sony over Halo sales

MS goads Sony over Halo sales

In a quite stark bit of pre-E3 willy-waving, Microsoft’s product director Aaron Greenberg has pointed out that total sales of Halo 3 aren’t simply better than those of Sony’s leading ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2010 at 8:45PM in News
NPD delays US sales stats

NPD delays US sales stats

U.S market-watchers will have to wait a few weeks for new stats from NPD. The company says its May figures, which should have been appearing next week, will be delayed ...

by Colin Campbell
on Jun 3rd 2010 at 1:22AM 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
NPD: DS sales fall 600k year-on-year

NPD: DS sales fall 600k year-on-year

At first glance it might seem as if Nintendo’s hardware was the star performer in the somewhat disappointing US April video games market, but a quick look back to this ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 11:06AM in News
NPD: US April sales plunge 22%

NPD: US April sales plunge 22%

NPD's stats for the month of April made for grim reading in the U.S late Thursday. Game sales plunged 22 percent on the same period last year. Hardware sales were ...

by Colin Campbell
on May 14th 2010 at 2:05AM in News