Console Sales News


2008 NPD: Nintendo Sells Over 10 Million Wiis in US, New Lifetime Sales Figures for Each Console

By Nick Breckon, Jan 15, 2009 5:06pm PST

Shacknews' analysis of NPD Group's 2008 U.S. console sales data has revealed that Nintendo saw a banner year for total system sales, selling over...


"What DS is a better portable gaming platform, come on ! the psp is far better, the only reason ..."

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NPD Reveals 2008's Best Selling Console Games

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2009 3:54pm PST

Marking another record year for the United States video game sales, research firm NPD Group reports that 2008 saw the console market grow by 19% to...


"Yeah. If you have a Wii you ought to have bought Wii Play with it because it comes with a ..."

- getlefty see all 43 comments

PlayStation 2 Sells 50 Million Units in North America

By Chris Faylor, Jan 13, 2009 2:27pm PST

Eight years, three months and thirteen days after the system debuted in North America, Sony today revealed that the PlayStation 2 has sold over 50...


"This story is more about the state of modern gaming than it is about a great machine! Is it only ..."

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Nintendo Overwhelms November Hardware Sales, Sells Over 2 Million Wiis

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Dec 11, 2008 3:52pm PST

Along with November's best-selling consoles games, NPD has detailed the month's hardware sales from US retailers. Thanks to the holiday shopping...


"Their mindshare dwindled greatly with that generation, and that certainly hurts."

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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....


"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...


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

- theflux see all 158 comments

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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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