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US retail game sales reach $3bn in November

The US games retail market generated $3bn overall in November representing a year-on-year rise of 0.4 per cent. NPD data shows software sales increased 16 per cent from $1.5bn to $1.74bn year-on-year, while sales of games hardware fell nine per cent from $1.08bn to $982.4m. Accessories generated $273.8m from retail …

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Nintendo dominates 2011 European sales charts

Ten of the 20 best-selling games in Europe this year have been published on Nintendo formats. The platform holder revealed the top-selling games for the first nine months of 2011 in Europe, the US and Japan as part of its half-year financial results briefing. The data was taken from GfK …

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US games market down again

The US video games market suffered yet another month of decline in September, according to the latest data from NPD. Its overall value fell six per cent year-on-year to $1.16bn. Console hardware suffered a nine per cent drop to $349m. Microsoft once again bossed the market selling 438k Xbox 360 …

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New, boxed games lose out in US market

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has claimed new, boxed game sales in the US accounted for the minority of the market in Q2 2011. In total $1.44bn was spent by US consumers on new, physical console and PC games in the period. In contrast, the combined spend on …

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US games market tumbles to five year low

After showing some impressive resilience over the last few months, the US games market has been brought crashing back to earth. NPD reports that for the month of July the games market was down 26 per cent year-on-year with a value if just $797.7m. That’s the worst single month since …

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NPD comes to the UK

Market research company NPD, which is best known for compiling the US video game charts, is coming to Europe. And furthermore, it intends to deliver something we’ve until now been without – a complete and regularly updated picture of total consumer video games expenditure outside of the physical games market. …

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NPD and EEDAR join forces for digital charts

With the barebones bricks and mortar retail charts becoming increasingly redundant, two US bodies have joined forces to bring digital sales figures into the fray. NPD and EEDAR have announced that they are to collaborate on future retail reports so that they combine both boxed retail sales and digital expenditure. …

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US: Game sales drop 10%

Retail sales of games, accessories and consoles in the US fell ten per cent year-on-year in June, NPD data shows. Sales of consoles alone totalled $366.6m during the month, compared to $401.7m generated during the same period last year. Software sales accumulated $469.5m – a dip of 12 per cent …

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Pre-owned and digital games catching new boxed releases

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has revealed that the US games market is quickly approaching the point where new, boxed video games sales are no longer the primary sector. In Q1 2011 US consumers spent $2.03bn on boxed console and PC release. In the same period, however, they …

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NPD: Xbox bosses May market

Xbox 360 has posted its 17th successive month of year-on-year unit sales growth in the US. In total Xbox 360 has accounted for 34 per cent of the region’s total video games revenue so far in 2011 – a seven per cent year-on-year increase. However, the overall picture is less …

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