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Global market up 11% in ’08

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets grew 11 percent in calendar year 2008 to 409.9 million – up from the 367.7 million units recorded in 2007. The data comes in new findings from Top Global Markets, the integrated monthly report from leading providers …

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US: Wii Play tops 08 best sellers

New NPD figures show that Wii Play was been confirmed as the best selling multi-SKU game of 2008 in the US. The figures confirm that Nintendo’s 2006 mini-game collection outsold all other games during 2008, with 5.28 million units sold, MTV reports. Nintendo also secured the No.4 position, with Mario …

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CANADA: Annual games market soars

Following last week’s news that the North American video games market grew by 19 per cent to hit $21.33bn last year, NPD figures have also shown that the Canadian industry in isolation also enjoyed significant growth, CBC reports. Sales of consoles, games and accessories in the region totalled $2.09bn in …

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NPD: Games industry already being affected by the recession

The latest stats from NPD show that 2008 was a record year for the video games industry in North America – but signs that the worsening global economic climate is beginning to hit the games market are now materialising. 2008’s annual market value of $21bn was 19 per cent up …

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NPD: Sony hails continued momentum for PlayStation brand

Sony is labelling 2008 as a year of ‘continued momentum’ in North America as NPD stats showed that total PS3 hardware sales for the territory were up 40 per cent on 2007, with software sales climbing 115 per cent year-on-year. However, PS3’s December sales of 726,000 units, up an impressive …

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NPD: Xbox 360 enjoys its biggest ever North American December

In a carbon copy of the festive sales success the firm saw in Europe at the end of 2008, Microsoft is celebrating both a record month and record year for Xbox 360 in North America. Xbox 360 sold 1.4m units in December according to NPD stats, with sales climbing 38 …

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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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