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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD’s monthly report. The overall market is up ten per cent at $636m. Hardware was up 37 per cent at $195m, with software up six per cent at $304m …

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March. The shooter enjoyed the best launch ever for a Ghost Recon title and the second best ever Tom Clancy launch, falling short only of The Division. In second place was Nintendo’s The Legend …

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US. The console shifted 906k units in March. That puts it ever so slightly ahead of the Wii U, which sold 890k in its first five …

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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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