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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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Resident Evil 7 was January’s best-selling game in the US, says NPD

The US games industry spend shrunk in January 2017, according to the latest report from NPD, showing a decline of 4 per cent year on year. Total industry spend reached $611m in January 2017, with a decline in hardware sales being the main factor behind the lack of growth. The …

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US games sales let down by the big 3 in November – but it’s not all bad

The US video game industry doesn’t look particularly healthy at the moment, with the latest data from NPD showing an overall spending drop of 24 per cent year-on-year during the month of November. The industry generated just $1.97 billion last month, down from $2.6 billion in November 2015. Not only …

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People are more likely to spend money on microtransactions than DLC according to NPD

The NPD Group has released the results of its study into microtransactions and DLC, and has come away with some surprising information. The study showed that out of all Americans aged between 13 and 54, 28% had purchased extra content in the last three months according to Gamespot. It also …

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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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34m US gamers average 22 hours of play per week – NPD

An estimated 34m individuals in the US average 22 hours of gaming each week, new research from NPD Group states. Game Informer reports on the figure, which doesn’t take into account mobile gaming hours – though 66 per cent of those polled claimed to play mobile devices. The survey also …

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NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings. Following its 2013 US retail report – which showed a 2 per cent year-over-year decline in industry sales – NPD has …

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NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD’s monthly retail report reveals that Grand Theft Auto V sales have carried the industry to a 27 per cent year-over-year increase in total revenue. This year’s period saw $1.07bn earned, versus the $848m brought in during September 2012. Physical Software sales – where GTA V’s impact was located – …

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