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November dip for US games retail

Last month saw further year-on-year declines for physical retail across the pond. The latest report from market research firm NPD Group showed total US sales for video games cam in at $2.55bn, down 11 per cent from the $2.87bn taken in the same period last month, according to Joystiq. However, …

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Xbox 360 leads US hardware sales in November

There may be new consoles and handhelds on shelves, but Microsoft’s seven-year-old machine still shifts the most units in the US. November data from NPD Group shows that 1.26m Xbox 360s were sold throughout the month, Joystiq reports. However, NPD notes that its ‘November’ report covers October 28th to November …

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August NPD: Sleeping Dogs moves 172,000 units on consoles

Another notable figure has dripped out from the NPD group following its August report. A company rep told Joystiq that Sleeping Dogs 172,000 copies at US retail across PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms during the month. The news comes after it was revealed Darksiders 2 sold 247,000 total copies at …

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August NPD: Darksiders 2 on top, totals still down year-over-year

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly report on US retail, showing Darksiders 2 claimed the software crown amidst another month of decline for the market. Total retail spending was down 20 per cent year-over-year, at $515.6m compared to 2011’s $647.2m. Hardware sales were down 39 per cent, bringing …

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Total number of US gamers drops in 2012

The total number of US gamers has seen a significant reduction in 2012, according to an NPD report. USA Today reports the group’s Gamer Segmentation 2012: The New Faces of Gamers report estimates there are currently 211.5m gamers in America, a five per cent decline from 2011. The report specifies …

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July NPD: NCAA 13 and Xbox 360 on top; overall spending down again

The NPD Group has released its monthly US retail report for July, confirming a year over year decline in spending for the eighth month in a row. Total industry spending was down 20 per cent, coming in at $548.4m compared to $686.3m during July 2011. NPD, seemingly prepping us for …

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US digital sales up year over year during second quarter

Encouraging news coming out of the NPD today, as the group revealed digital sales for Q2 2012 were up year over year by 17 per cent. The amount spent in the US on video game content in all forms from April to June totaled $2.88bn. That figure divides into $1bn …

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NPD: $3.4bn spent in US during Q1 2012, nearly half via digital

Telling signs of the consumer shift to digital in the US have arrived courtesy of NPD’s latest report. The report covers Q1 2012, with over $3.4bn spent on gaming for the period. Out of that total $1.38bn, just over 40 per cent, was linked to digital purchases across all platforms. …

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NPD: Europe’s Q1 used, digital and social market worth £798m

The combined sales of the used, rental, digital and social games markets was worth 798m across the UK, France and Germany, says a new NPD report. The combined sales of used and rental games content totalled 191.5m. Meanwhile, digital sales, which included full games, add-on content, subscriptions, mobile and social …

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More March NPD: ME3, RE: Revelations, Kid Icarus: Uprising figures

New NPD data has spilt out since their initial March 2012 report came in just yesterday. Several new bits and figures have been passed on to Joystiq by an NPD source‚ÄĒspecifically numbers on units sold for a handful of titles released during the sales period. Total Mass Effect 3 sales …

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