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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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Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool. The Dark Knight’s latest outing, Batman Arkham Knight, helped propel the US games market in June. Warner Bros’ title topped the software rankings for the month, according to market tracker The …

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PS4 back on top in US in May

Sony’s PS4 reclaimed the title of best-selling console in the US last month, NPD data has revealed. That’s despite Xbox One’s sales climbing 81 per cent year-on-year, a number no doubt helped by the fact that Microsoft’s machine is now considerably cheaper than it was this time last year. However, …

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Xbox One triumphs over PS4 in April in America

The Xbox One outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US last month, according to data firm NPD’s monthly games and console report. As reported by Venture Beat, the American games market was up three per cent year-on-year, rising from $595.7m to $579.5m. Revenue from hardware sales was down four per …

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Nintendo tops US hardware and software charts

PS4 may have again beaten Xbox One in the monthly US hardware charts in February, but it was Nintendo that emerged as the month’s surprise winner. The launch of the new 3DS XL in the region saw Nintendo’s handheld platform win the hardware race, while The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s …

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