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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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NPD: US market soars in April

April has been a very kind month. In the UK we get glorious weather, in the US they get an excellent performance from video games at retail. The latest NPD numbers show that the month was 20 per cent up on the same period in 2010, reaching a total value …

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NPD acquires digital analyst firm

North American sales tracker and analyst firm NPD has confirmed the acquisition of mobile internet and digital entertainment analyst In-Stat. In-Stat will keep its name but now directly report to NPD’s Tim Bush. The move is simply the latest in a long line of buyouts that looks to position NPD …

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3DS breaks US Nintendo records

Nintendo has stated that its new 3DS handheld has broken all previous US hardware sales numbers for the company. However, it has stopped short of actual revealing any data, saying it won’t do so until April 14th when it will have had chance to check its data with NPD. "US …

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NPD freezes out media

US sales tracker NPD has issued a note to analyst Michael Pachter requesting that he stops handing out NPD data to media outlets. In October of last year the company announced that it was to change the way in which it publishes its monthly video game sales data, omitting most …

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