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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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PS4 smashed its Australian sales records over Christmas period

PlayStation 4 had quite the year in Australia in 2015. According to NPD Australia’s 2015 data Sony’s hardware was the best-selling home console of the year and was behind 59 per cent of all home console hardware unit sales. Furthermore, 59 per cent of console market value was made up …

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US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed. That represents a revenue total of $23.5bn, compared to 2014’s $22.4bn. Software sales – including physical, digital, subscriptions and mobile – was up seven …

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PS4 wins January in the US, Call of Duty tops charts

January marked another sales victory in the US for Sony’s PS4, according to NPD data. VentureBeat reports that PS4 enjoyed another sales win over Xbox One. Microsoft’s machine only managed to outsell Sony’s in two of 2015’s months – April and October. And that’s despite some heavy discounting on Xbox …

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UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history. Almost 4.2bn was spent on video games and related products in last year, topping the 4bn generated in 2008 when Wii and Guitar Hero ruled the market. The primary reason for the growth is the digital sector. According to IHS, …

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