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Nintendo Claims Responsibility for 99% of Industry Growth in 2008

By Chris Faylor, Jan 16, 2009 11:18am PST

Yesterday, sales-tracking firm NPD Group announced that the United States console market grew by 19% in 2008, resulting in a new record revenue of...

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"Got the Wii at Christmas like lots of other people, played a few times, good fun but soon got ..."

- mmaall see all 35 comments

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...

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

- mmaall see all 34 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- uk_john see all 31 comments

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...

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

- ieGod see all 46 comments

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 ..."

- 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,...

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

- binaryc see all 9 comments

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 ..."

- TheMongbat see all 43 comments

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 ..."

- canuter see all 105 comments

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