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Call of Duty: WWII tops US Top 10 for 2017

After a tough year in 2016, the Call of Duty is comeback is now complete as WWII racks up the No.1 slot on PS4, Xbox One and All Platforms in the US for 2017. Those charts reflect dollar sales in both physical and full game digital sales across practically all …

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US games market booms 11% in 2017 to $14.6bn

The US games market has had a stellar year, bouncing back from 2016 on a combination of stronger software and a new hardware platform. The NPD combines physical sales with many of the largest digital platforms, giving a far more representative idea of the health of the industry, and based …

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Destiny 2 was huge in the US – and shows why we need combined sales figures in the UK

NPD figures for the US games market, which combine both physical and digital sales, often make happier reading than our UK retail figures. And the latest 49 per cent year-on-year rise in figures for September shows that more clearly than ever. Sales soared on the back of the hugely successful …

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Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Total video game spending in the US fell two per cent year-on-year to $568m this August, following declines in both hardware and software spending, according to the latest data from NPD. On the hardware front, spending growth generated by the Switch (which remained the best-selling piece of hardware last month) …

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Splatoon 2 beats Crash Bandicoot to US No.1 in July

Splatoon 2 has beaten Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to No.1 in the US last month, making it the best-selling title of the July, according to the latest data from NPD. Splatoon 2 was one of three Nintendo titles in the Top Ten best-selling games last month, allowing Nintendo to …

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Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June – NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category to show a decline. Hardware spending showed the highest amount of growth, rising 27 per cent compared to June 2016 …

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Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This is the second month in a row that the Switch has topped NPD’s US hardware charts. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe …

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Xbox One sells more in the US than the PS4 for the third month in a row

The Xbox One has sold more units in the United States than the PS4 for the third month in a row. NPD sales numbers, which Microsoft announced, say that the Xbox One was the best selling console in the States for July, August and September. The full NPD report will …

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