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NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

Nintendo was the main beneficiary of a record-breaking year for the video games market in North America last year, with Wii breaking the record for the number of unit sales enjoyed by a single platform in one year – 10.17m units. In addition to this, DS shattered the territory’s monthly …

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NPD: 2008 video game revenues top $21bn

Following the trend seen in the UK market and shunning the falls seen in Japan , the North American video games market grew to record levels in 2008, hitting a total value of $21.33bn according to data from US body NPD. The figure represents an increase of 19 per cent …

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NPD: Record December lead by blistering Nintendo hardware sales

The North American games market enjoyed a record month in December, with monthly overall revenue hitting $5.1bn – the first time any single month in the region has passed the $5bn mark and an increase of nine per cent compared to the same month in 2007, stats from NPD confirm. …

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NPD: Nintendo breaking its own sales records

Despite the gloomy economic news emerging stateside in November, Nintendo has plenty to cheer about after seeing its hardware range continue to go from strength to strength according to the latest NPD stats. The platform holder shifted 3.6 million pieces of hardware overall in the period. The Wii sold over …

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NPD: Sales growth continues for PS3

Sony has revealed that its’ year-to-date sales of its PS3 hardware are currently up an impressive 60 per cent on 2007’s numbers, and its November performance, which saw over a million PlayStation units sold, represents a hefty 93 per cent improvement over October. PS3 in isolation shifted 378,071 machines, an …

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NPD: Best ever November for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft is in positive mood this morning following a good performance in NPD’s North American November sales stats that showed the best ever month for its next-gen console. Along with 836,000 console sales, the format also boasted $298 million in third party software sales. Following on …

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NPD: November games market defies credit crunch

The games industry’s recession-proof credentials have been given another shot in the arm with the news that NPD stats show the North American games market hit $2.91 billion in November – a value ten per cent up on the same month in 2007. Year-to-date numbers are also impressing, with the …

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US: Wii install base races ahead of 360

New stats from North American firm NPD and Deutsche Bank show that Nintendo’s Wii console has overturned the Xbox 360’s 12 month start on the marketplace to lead the installed hardware race by nearly two million units. GameDaily reports that the Wii has now sold 13.4 million units in North …

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US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

Leading platform holder Nintendo is understandably quite smug about its strong performance in the North American market in October, with its hardware victory being joined by a strong software sales offering . Combined sales of Wii and DS reached 1.29 million for the month, with Wii shifting 803,210 units and …

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US: Sony hails annual PS3 sales hike

Despite being trumped by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the October hardware sales battle, Sony still has reason to celebrate NPD’s North American October sales figures with some impressive rises for its PS3 console. Sales of the machine are up 56 per cent on October 2007, with total unit sales of …

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