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NPD: More US console gamers play online through Xbox 360 than PS3

The NPD Group has released its 2013 Online Gaming Report, which finds that nearly 50 per cent more console gamers use the Xbox 360 for playing online than the PS3. Microsoft posted the results on the Xbox newswire, adding that the firm has seen more than 20bn hours of online …

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

David Wildgoose joins MCV Pacific, we look back at the EB EXPO 2013, and musical chairs occur in Australian jobs. Here’s a roundup of the biggest news this week on MCVuk.com’s sister site MCV Pacific: David Wildgoose joins MCV Pacific as its first full time editorial employee, look after the …

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July NPD: 3DS remains on top of hardware, NCAA Football leads software

The NPD Group has released its retail sales report for July, confirming another year-over-year decline across the board. Hardware sales brought in $99.4m for the period – a 34 per cent decrease versus the $150.9m earned over the same stretch in 2012. Accessories saw just a three per cent loss …

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NPD to begin tracking digital sales data this year

The NPD Group has announced it will start officially tracking worldwide digital sales of video games. Speaking with Games Industry, organization president David McQuillan admitted that the move to cover the digital arm of the market has been a long time coming and explained how NPD plans to pull off …

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NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

The NPD Group claims the total amount spent among US game consumers during the first three months of 2013 is on par with the same period in 2012 – and it’s all thanks to the digital market. Game Informer passes on word that the NPD found a total spend of …

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NPD: Free and Mobile gamers segment on top of the rest

NPD Group has revealed details from its 2013 Gamer Segmentation report, including survey results that indicate which markets are on the rise. The organization’s online survey polled nearly 9,000 individuals, and found that the ‘free & mobile gamers” group lead the pack with 29 per cent of participants falling under …

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Analyst: Expect sharp decline in NPD sales through July

Financial services firm Cowen & Company has projected a steep decline for videogame retail sales over the next few months. Games Industry reports on a note from the company forecasting a rather bleak period between now and the annual Madden NFL release in August. Following a strong March line-up that …

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NPD February: Dead Space 3 and Xbox 360 lead slow month for US retail

Numbers are in for the past month at US retail from NPD, with results showing yet another poor sales period for the market. February 2013 saw total industry sales at $810m, a 25 per cent year-over-year decline which stings even worse considering how bad February 2012 fared. Software sales were …

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NPD December: Xbox 360, Black Ops 2 top another lackluster month

The NPD has provided its December 2012 report for US retail, as well as a general overview for 2012, and to no one’s surprise the numbers show the same old decline we’ve come accustomed to in the past year. The month saw total industry sales fall by 22 per cent …

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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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