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November Console Games Sales: Wii Dominates as Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty Sell Millions

By Chris Faylor, Dec 11, 2008 3:40pm PST

Per tradition, sales-tracking research group NPD has issued its regular list of the past month's best-selling console games at U.S. retailers....

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"Except that L4D is a PC centered title and these are the console numbers."

- mizeriq see all 18 comments

Xbox 360 Outsold PlayStation 3 3:1 on Black Friday, Claims Microsoft

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 8:03am PST

The Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 on a three-to-one ratio on Black Friday, one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, Microsoft has...

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"Not at all. Just browse his other comments. If the situation were reversed and Sony had backed ..."

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October Console Game Sales, Part II: 360 Games Win, Guitar Hero Loses

By Blake Ellison, Nov 14, 2008 1:47pm PST

Adding to October's top ten console games as measured by market research firm The NPD Group, the rankings for numbers 11 to 20 have emerged,...

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"I'm sure the fact that half the songs are in rock band already didn't help"

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Xbox 360 Opens Wide Lead on PS3 in October

By Nick Breckon, Nov 13, 2008 4:05pm PST

Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 dominated those of rival Sony's PlayStation 3 by a nearly two-to-one margin in October, according to new figures...

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"This and a strong yen doesn't bode well for Sony. They better hope the international markets ..."

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October Console Game Sales: Fable 2 Tops the Charts

By Chris Faylor, Nov 13, 2008 3:32pm PST

Sales-tracking research group NPD has released its analysis of US console hardware and software sales for October 2008, revealing Lionhead's...

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"Eh, I wasn't impressed with World Tour. My brother and I went through expert band--he played ..."

- Altanar see all 16 comments

NPD Compares PC Sales to Console Best-sellers

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 5:40pm PDT

Today's NPD numbers left out sales for PC games, as is typical, but this month the market research firm decided to take a look at PC game sales...

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"Well they generally DON'T compare them, they keep them separate. This is, again, an exception, ..."

- Chris Remo see all 24 comments

NPD: Force Unleashed, Wii Fit Lead September Sales, 360 Sales Spike After Price Cut

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 3:47pm PDT

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed took top honors for sales in the month of September 2008, according to new numbers released by market research firm...

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"pff even though the wii consistently leads the npd reports it's not really winning the console ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 16 comments

Developers Fight Used Game Sales via New-only DLC for Gears of War 2, NBA Live and Rock Band

By Chris Faylor, Oct 03, 2008 7:31am PDT

After years of lamenting that they see no kickback from the extremely lucrative used game market, game makers have launched a counter-attack by...

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"They finally take out the mask, DRM is not here because of piracy, not even because of the ..."

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NPD's Top Five Console Games of 2008

By Blake Ellison, Sep 23, 2008 1:24pm PDT

The Shacknews NPD tag is an easy resource to look at the state of the games industry, with weekly PC sales and monthly console sales charts showing...

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"You really don't own a Wii, do you? What you stated was nothing more than side observations ..."

- JackAxe see all 18 comments

NPD: Madden, Wii Games Lead August

By Blake Ellison, Sep 11, 2008 3:35pm PDT

A trio of versions of Madden NFL 09 filled the top three at US retailers across August, sales-tracking firm NPD Group revealed today. Also coming...

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"I agree there -- the game really needs more players in co-op to take advantage of the classes."

- Sturm08 see all 18 comments

NPD: NCAA Football, Nintendo DS Lead July Sales; Soul Calibur 4, Rock Band Wii Make Strong Debuts

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 3:39pm PDT

The Xbox 360 edition of NCAA Football and the Nintendo DS hardware led console sales at US retailers across July, sales-tracking firm NPD Group...

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"Madden has always been more popular, obviously, but IMO NCAA has had better gameplay for years ..."

- Speedy8 see all 19 comments