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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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NPD totals hurt by significant PS4, Xbox One digital game sales – analyst

PS4 and Xbox One digital purchases account for up to 25 per cent of total game sales and NPD’s monthly reports have become muddied because of it, according to Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz. Venture Beat reports on a recent explanation by Creutz to investors, specifically in regards to …

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PS4 outsells Xbox One for 10th consecutive month in US

Sony has confirmed that PS4 was the best selling console in the US in October. That marks the tenth month in succession that PS4 has bettered Xbox One, and somewhat dampens Microsoft’s celebrations earlier this week when it announced that Xbox One has outsold PS4 for the last two weeks. …

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