Entries in 'npd' (180)

Sony and Microsoft wage Metacritic war

Sony and Microsoft wage Metacritic war

Amidst all the talk of NPD’s March year-on-year hardware sales comparisons, chart-topping software battles and third party revenue numbers, Sony and Microsoft both chose to play the PR game ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2009 at 3:38PM in News
NPD: Hardware and digital sales surge for Microsoft

NPD: Hardware and digital sales surge for Microsoft

Microsoft was understandably upbeat following the release of NPD’s March statistics, which showed that Xbox 360 was the only console to see year-on-year hardware sales increases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2009 at 11:17AM in News
NPD: Sony talks software not hardware in March response

NPD: Sony talks software not hardware in March response

Sony neglected to make any mention of PS3 hardware sales in its response to NPD’s March numbers, which showed year-on-year declines for the machine, and instead chose to focus ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2009 at 10:57AM in News

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NPD: Nintendo positive despite Wii sales drop

NPD: Nintendo positive despite Wii sales drop

The lack of a March-based Easter has not only dented NPD’s previously untouchable clean run of strong monthly US sales results, but also chinked the previously unblemished armour of market ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2009 at 10:42AM in News

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US: Consumers predict increased games spending

US: Consumers predict increased games spending

Leading US statistics body NPD has found that the majority of North American gamers say that they expect to spend more on their hobby this year than they did in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2009 at 11:31AM in News
RETAIL BIZ: News round-up

RETAIL BIZ: News round-up

This week in Retail Biz, Granger Games has opened the first of four new stores as GAME wins best specialist at the Oracle Retail Week Awards.

Elsewhere, the DSi ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 25th 2009 at 11:20AM in News
NPD: February market up year-on-year

NPD: February market up year-on-year

The North American video games market has once again defied the global credit crunch by showing significant year-on-year gains for the month of February – and Nintendo is the company ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2009 at 9:32AM in News
NPD: Sony silent after January losses

NPD: Sony silent after January losses

Sony is the only one of the three platform holders to not yet issue a statement after NPD’s January stats for the North American market showed that PS3 was the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 12:09PM in News

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NPD: Nintendo “continues to expand the market”

NPD: Nintendo “continues to expand the market”

Nintendo remained seemingly untouchable in January according to the latest NPD stats, and has claimed that the growth seen in both the Wii and DS market is helping the overall ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 12:07PM in News
NPD: Xbox Live growth spearheads strong January for Microsoft

NPD: Xbox Live growth spearheads strong January for Microsoft

Xbox 360 has continued to defy expectations by posting yet another monthly annual sales increase, with January sales of Xbox 360 climbing by 33 per cent year-on-year to hit 309,000 ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 12:05PM in News
NPD: Microsoft and Nintendo gain but PS3 sales fall

NPD: Microsoft and Nintendo gain but PS3 sales fall

Nintendo and Microsoft were the main beneficiaries of the promising Janauary sales climbs seen in NPD’s latest numbers – but Sony’s PS3 continues to suffer a decline in sales, surely ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 11:34AM in News
NPD: January market sees 13% growth

NPD: January market sees 13% growth

The latest results from stats firm NPD show that the North American video game market grew 13 per cent in January compared to the same month the year before to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 11:29AM in News

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Global market up 11% in '08

Global market up 11% in '08

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets grew 11 percent in calendar year 2008 to 409.9 million – up from the 367.7 million units ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 2nd 2009 at 11:40AM in News
US: Wii Play tops ’08 best sellers

US: Wii Play tops ’08 best sellers

New NPD figures show that Wii Play was been confirmed as the best selling multi-SKU game of 2008 in the US.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 21st 2009 at 3:27PM in News
CANADA: Annual games market soars

CANADA: Annual games market soars

Following last week’s news that the North American video games market grew by 19 per cent to hit $21.33bn last year, NPD figures have also shown that the Canadian industry ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2009 at 2:12PM in News
NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

The latest stats from NPD show that 2008 was a record year for the video games industry in North America – but signs that the worsening global economic climate is ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:55AM in News
NPD: Sony hails ‘continued momentum’ for PlayStation brand

NPD: Sony hails ‘continued momentum’ for PlayStation brand

Sony is labelling 2008 as a year of ‘continued momentum’ in North America as NPD stats showed that total PS3 hardware sales for the territory were up 40 per cent ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:28AM in News
NPD: Xbox 360 enjoys its biggest ever North American December

NPD: Xbox 360 enjoys its biggest ever North American December

In a carbon copy of the festive sales success the firm saw in Europe at the end of 2008, Microsoft is celebrating both a record month and record year for ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:25AM in News
NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

Nintendo was the main beneficiary of a record-breaking year for the video games market in North America last year, with Wii breaking the record for the number of unit sales ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:23AM in News
NPD: 2008 video game revenues top $21bn

NPD: 2008 video game revenues top $21bn

Following the trend seen in the UK market and shunning the falls seen in Japan, the North American video games market grew to record levels in 2008, hitting a ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 9:39AM in News
NPD: Record December lead by blistering Nintendo hardware sales

NPD: Record December lead by blistering Nintendo hardware sales

The North American games market enjoyed a record month in December, with monthly overall revenue hitting $5.1bn – the first time any single month in the region has passed the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 9:37AM in News