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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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ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD. The company’s data for the US games market in 2015 indicated that the industry was flat year-on-year, but the ESA says this depiction of the sector is not accurate. This is …

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Record US sales for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U in November – NPD

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony all saw record revenue for their current-gen console hardware last month, NPD has reported. Hardware sales for November 2015 reached $1.12bn. That’s up 11 per cent compared to the same period last year, driven by a 14 per cent increase in console hardware revenue – which …

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Halo 5 does what it was designed to do – gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US. November has become the second month of 2015 (the other being April) that Xbox One has outsold PS4 in the region. It did so thanks to an 81 …

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PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One. That means that PS4 has beaten its rival every month this year with the exception of April. It may be a big ask for Sony to do the same …

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PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

NPD data has shown yet another monthly sales victory for the PS4 in America. VentureBeat reports that Sony says that its console outsold Xbox One in August, just as it has done in every month bar one – April – throughout 2015. It also shifted the most software. We would …

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US Xbox One sales up 44 per cent year-on-year in July

PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in America in July, but Xbox One sales climbed 44 per cent compared with July 2014. Sales of video game hardware rose two per cent year-on-year to $202.1m. Incidentally,PS4 and Xbox One sales are 50 per cent higher than PS3 and 360 sales were …

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