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NPD: Nintendo breaking its own sales records

NPD: Nintendo breaking its own sales records

Despite the gloomy economic news emerging stateside in November, Nintendo has plenty to cheer about after seeing its hardware range continue to go from strength to strength according to the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2008 at 10:37AM in News
NPD: Sales growth continues for PS3

NPD: Sales growth continues for PS3

Sony has revealed that its’ year-to-date sales of its PS3 hardware are currently up an impressive 60 per cent on 2007’s numbers, and its November performance, which saw over a ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2008 at 10:27AM in News
NPD: Best ever November for Xbox 360

NPD: Best ever November for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft is in positive mood this morning following a good performance in NPD’s North American November sales stats that showed the best ever month for its ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2008 at 10:12AM in News
NPD: November games market defies credit crunch

NPD: November games market defies credit crunch

The games industry’s recession-proof credentials have been given another shot in the arm with the news that NPD stats show the North American games market hit $2.91 billion in November ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2008 at 9:44AM in News

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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: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

Leading platform holder Nintendo is understandably quite smug about its strong performance in the North American market in October, with its hardware victory being joined by a strong software sales ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 11:16AM in News
US: Sony hails annual PS3 sales hike

US: Sony hails annual PS3 sales hike

Despite being trumped by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the October hardware sales battle, Sony still has reason to celebrate NPD’s North American October sales figures with some impressive rises for ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:53AM in News
US: Microsoft celebrates triple success

US: Microsoft celebrates triple success

Microsoft has come out with its chest beating after a solid hardware sales victory over PS3 and a commanding performance from monthly software chart topper Fable II in the NPD ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:36AM in News

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Global games market growth goes flat in Q3

Global games market growth goes flat in Q3

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets experienced growth of just one percent during the third quarter of 2008.

by Tim Ingham
on Nov 10th 2008 at 1:44PM in News
Official: Girls love games

Official: Girls love games

Girls are spending more time playing PC games and video games than they were last year, according to a new NPD report.

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 24th 2008 at 3:56PM 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
Full global sales reports planned

Full global sales reports planned

Frustrated global sales analysts, rejoice; the leading charts authorities in the world are close to agreeing a new monthly report that will offer definitive sales data for ‘the whole planet’.

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 12th 2008 at 4:12PM in News

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US: Monthly growth slows amid credit crunch concerns

US: Monthly growth slows amid credit crunch concerns

Amid a global climate of credit meltdowns and consumer struggles, the US games market continued to grow in August, but its rate of growth has dropped to its lowest in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:33AM in News
US: Microsoft hails 600 per cent 360 Arcade sales hike

US: Microsoft hails 600 per cent 360 Arcade sales hike

Microsoft is understandably delighted by its August sales victory over Sony’s PS3, and has highlighted the massive surge in Xbox 360 hardware sales in early September in its response ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:16AM in News
US: Sony highlights huge year-on-year sales growth

US: Sony highlights huge year-on-year sales growth

Despite losing out to Xbox 360 in the August US hardware battle, Sony has concentrated on the many positives the firm can enjoy in its response to the latest ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:14AM in News
US: Nintendo praises ‘positive response’ to its hardware

US: Nintendo praises ‘positive response’ to its hardware

Nintendo has released an understated, though understandably chuffed, response the news that Nintendo’s DS and Wii claimed first and second spots respectively in the US August hardware charts, according ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:10AM in News

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US: 360 tops PS3 in August hardware sales

US: 360 tops PS3 in August hardware sales

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has edged out Sony’s PS3 in the US during August, shifting 195,400 units compared to its rival 185,200 PS3s.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2008 at 10:58AM in News
Global sales ‘supergroup’ formed

Global sales ‘supergroup’ formed

The might of territory sales monitors GFK (Europe), Chart-Track (UK), NPD (US) and Enterbrain (Japan) have joined forces to form a new global sales monitoring ‘supergroup’.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2008 at 2:36PM in News
US: Nintendo dominates July

US: Nintendo dominates July

Nintendo is celebrating another month as the biggest selling platform holder in the US – with both Wii and DS proving the two best perfoming consoles in July.  

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 15th 2008 at 11:10AM in News
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 market rockets 47% in April

US market rockets 47% in April

US citizens spent $1.23 billion on video games, hardware and accessories in April, up 47 percent from a year earlier – despite the financial pressure from soaring prices of food ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 16th 2008 at 10:55AM in News
US: Wii sells 721k units in March

US: Wii sells 721k units in March

NPD data shows that the US video games market was worth $1.7 billion in March – a jump of 57 per cent on February’s data.

The jump was thanks largely ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2008 at 9:27PM in News
72% of US population are gamers

72% of US population are gamers

A report send out by games market monitor The NPD Group
claims that 72 per cent of citizens living in the United States played a video game across 2007, representing ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2008 at 6:40PM in News
US: Nintendo and Sony bullish over Feb figures

US: Nintendo and Sony bullish over Feb figures

Following NPD’s games industry report for North America in February, Nintendo and Sony have responded in bullish fashion and spoken positively about the year ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2008 at 10:00AM in News
US: Microsoft confident as spend on 360 beats rivals

US: Microsoft confident as spend on 360 beats rivals

Microsoft’s response to NPD’s February sales figures may have been comparatively muted, but its confidence ahead of the release of Rockstar’s GTAIV is still clear to see.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2008 at 9:57AM in News