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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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Video game toy sales slump as Moshi Monsters falters

Sales of toys based on video games fell 14 per cent in 2014, NPD has told MCV. The decline is almost entirely down to a drop in popularity of Moshi Monsters products. NPD tells MCV that if Moshi Monsters was discounted from all of its numbers (now and historically), then …

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US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

Hardware sales may be down year-on-year in the US in January, but PS4 and Xbox One are already tracking far ahead of their predecessors in the US. NPD says that the combined install base of the latest consoles is 60 per cent higher than the cumulative hardware total enjoyed by …

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Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed. It mirrors not only the success it had the month before but also in December 2013. It also sold more games than PS4 throughout the period and average weekly sales were better …

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Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One has outsold PlayStation 4 for the first time in the US, according to NPD’s latest monthly report. Microsoft’s console navigated took the top spot in November’s hardware category, thanks in no small part to strong Black Friday sales. "November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, …

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