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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 as Wii sails past yet another significant sales milestone. Since its release a mere 31 months ago the Wii has …

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NPD: Big US market declines in May

May proved to be another tough month for US games retailer with market research body NPD stating that the market suffered a 23 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue in the period. Sales reached $863.3m – significantly down on the $1.12 generated in May 2008 and the first time the …

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US: Cooking Mama serves up 4m

With the fifth game in the series having recently arrived at UK retail, North American publisher Majesco Entertainment has revealed that total sales of the franchise in the region have now passed the 4m unit mark. To read the full story, click here to visit CasualGaming.biz.

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US: Circuit City closes its doors

Circuit City closed the last of its 567 stores yesterday, putting an end to the firm’s retail operation in the US. The company’s expiration has been a drawn out and public affair, having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November and going into liquidation in January. Click here to read …

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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 beginning to hit the games market are now materialising. 2008’s annual market value of $21bn was 19 per cent up …

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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 on 2007, with software sales climbing 115 per cent year-on-year. However, PS3’s December sales of 726,000 units, up an impressive …

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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 Xbox 360 in North America. Xbox 360 sold 1.4m units in December according to NPD stats, with sales climbing 38 …

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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 enjoyed by a single platform in one year – 10.17m units. In addition to this, DS shattered the territory’s monthly …

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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 total value of $21.33bn according to data from US body NPD. The figure represents an increase of 19 per cent …

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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 $5bn mark and an increase of nine per cent compared to the same month in 2007, stats from NPD confirm. …

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