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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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Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June. However, the year-on-year comparisons for the overall market were pretty bleak, with difficult comparisons to last year’s June launch of Batman: Arkham Knight. …

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How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it’s done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information. This will see digital sales information from some publishers included alongside physical data in NPD’s monthly reports about the US games market. …

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NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month Research firm NPD’s monthly games reports will now include digital sales, starting with on July 21st. The firm’s round-ups will also now be launching on the third week of the month. So far, Activision Blizzard, …

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Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling hardware in the US thanks to Uncharted 4, according to data from NPD. As reported by GamesBeat, the PS4-exclusive was the best-selling game for the month, ahead of Bethesda’s Doom. Though Sony’s title was No.1 game of the month, NPD reports that Blizzard’s …

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March brings another US win for PS4

PS4 was once again the best-selling console in the US for the month of March. That takes its winning streak over rival Xbox One to 13 of the last 15 months, VentureBeat reports, with Microsoft’s only victories throughout that period coming in April and October 2015. Thank you to our …

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PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

February marked another sales victory for Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US. VentureBeat reports that the result means that PS4 has outsold Xbox One for 12 of the last 14 months in the region, with Sony saying: We continued to see strong year-over-year sales growth for PS4 hardware and software …

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