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PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues. NPD data shows that PS4 was once again the best-selling console in the US in February, VentureBeat reports. The Xbox One experienced a resurgence in 2016, for a while overturning …

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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 market made $30.4bn in 2016, console and PC market revenue falls 12%

The American games market is on the rise, with consumer spending increasing by $200m in 2016. That’s according to a report from US games trade body the ESA and market tracker NPD, which says the nation’s games industry generated $30.4bn in 2016. 2015’s figure was $30.2bn. That includes revenue from hardware, software, …

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US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December. According to research from US market trackers NPD, $2.78bn was made from hardware, physical and digital software, PC and accessories, a dip of 15 per cent on December 2015. The biggest decline game from games hardware, which saw a 20 per …

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PS4 breaks Xbox One’s US winning sales streak

The PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in November. The victory halts what had been a four-month stretch of wins for Xbox One, prior to which Sony’s machine had enjoyed a prolonged stint of dominance. NPD’s official sales data won’t be released until next week, but Microsoft’s statement …

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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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3DS sales rocket in the US

Nintendo has said that "excitement for the Pokemon brand" is behind an ongoing resurgence in 3DS hardware sales in the US. Speaking of the North American NPD sales numbers for August, the platform holder has revealed that sales of lower-price 2DS, whose current RRP stands at just $80, were up …

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Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Has Xbox One finally turned the tide against PS4 in the North American market? It’s far too early to say, and there are all sorts of factors at play, but NPD numbers have shown that Microsoft’s console outsold its rival for the second successive month in August. Previous to these …

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NPD is buying EEDAR

US charts provider NPD has agreed to acquire research specialist EEDAR. The combined forces of the pair hope to offer a more rounded suite of services for members of the global video games market. A fundamental goal of EEDAR has always been to improve the quality and speed by which …

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Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race. This comes on the back of some heavy discounting to the console as Microsoft cleared stock ahead of the launch of the Xbox One S earlier this month. Sales of the machine …

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