Hardware Sales News


March NPD: Titanfall takes the victory, but PS4 still winning the war

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2014 3:50pm PDT

The March NPD numbers are in and the PlayStation 4 continues to reign atop the hardware charts, while Titanfall reigns supreme in the world of software sales.


"I remember last month's NPDs made a huge thing about PS4 selling more units, but Xbox One making ..."

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February NPD: PS4 and Xbox One are neck-and-neck

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 13, 2014 5:30pm PDT

The winner of February's edition of the new console wars depends on how you look at it. According to the NPD Group, PS4 sold more hardware units, while Xbox One made more money in sales (due to its higher price), giving both Sony and Microsoft a case to claim victory. Meanwh...


"This is basically my issue with it. I didn't like the other infamous games. Which is weird ..."

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PlayStation 4 hits 6 million following Japan launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2014 3:30pm PST

PlayStation 4 has hit 6 million units worldwide, following its launch in Japan. Sony also shared updated statistics on Twitch usage with the device.


"There is a lot riding on that one, in a way it has to stand up to Titanfall because they are ..."

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PlayStation 4 surpasses 5 million sales worldwide

By Steve Watts, Feb 18, 2014 6:30am PST

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 5 million worldwide, just as it prepares to launch in Japan later this week.


"i think the first exclusive game i'd care about would be something naughty dog coughs up or ..."

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January NPD: PS4 punches back at Xbox One, both beat 3DS

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2014 4:30pm PST

January's NPD shows PS4 and Xbox One switching places in their great and terrible dance of hardware sales, but both managed to edge out 3DS this time.


"maybe but i was just commenting on how there are games. not a large variety yet but there is ..."

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December NPD: Xbox One beats PS4, but 3DS comes out on top

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 3:45pm PST

Xbox One beat PS4 in console sales in December, but as before, there are a few caveats


"For reference, 1.4 million 360s shipped by end of 2005. I think they (both) started making ..."

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PlayStation 4 has sold over 4.2 million consoles

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2014 9:49am PST

When Microsoft boasted yesterday that it sold over 3 million Xbox Ones in 2013, it seemed inevitable that Sony would quickly follow with yelling about its own success. During its CES 2014 keynote today, Sony declared that it had sold-through over 4.2 million PlayStation 4 co...


"What it means is that both consoles are selling several times faster than any previous console ..."

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Over 3 million Xbox One consoles sold worldwide in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 10:15am PST

Microsoft starts the new year with an update on how its all-in-one entertainment system has sold in 2013. "Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were...


"The easily manipulated consumer of course. I've got an ipod, ipad, ps1-3, xbox, and 360 so in ..."

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November NPD: PlayStation 4 tops hardware, with a caveat

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2013 8:15am PST

The November NPDs mark the first head-to-head between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and which sold more depends on how you look at the numbers.


"YA! a bunch of people fought to buy 2 consoles with almost ZERO games worth playing.. excellent! ..."

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Xbox One sells 2 million consoles in 18 days

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2013 7:15am PST

The best thing about two next-generation consoles practically alongside each other is that we can easily compare them to fuel petty arguments on the Internet. Sony boasted last week that it had sold over 2.1 million PlayStation 4 systems in its first 16 days on sale, and now...


"He bought one. It died. Why? Why? Why did it have to die? I am afraid, and you are afraid. Death ..."

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PlayStation 4 system sales pass 2.1 million

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2013 6:00am PST

The PlayStation 4, you may be surprised to learn, is still proving pretty popular with consumers. Sony's new console sold one million systems on its North American launch day of November 15, and now it's arrived in a load more countries, including launching in Europe last Fr...


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Nintendo 3DS first year sales: 4.5m units in US

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2012 7:15am PST

Though the first anniversary of 3DS's US launch isn't until March 27, Nintendo is already boasting about its first-year hardware sales. 4.5 million of the shiny handhelds were sold in the US alone, almost doubling the original DS's first year performance.


"3DS Lite Ocarina of Time or Majoras Mask bundle would make me get one. Only a matter of time ..."

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Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 03, 2012 8:00am PST

A new year is here, so let the video games business boasts begin! Nintendo today revealed that over 4 million 3DSs have now been sold in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have all sold over a million.


"Zelda, Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, StarFox Far as I'm concerned those are the only "must ..."

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July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.


"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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January NPD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2 and Dancing Titles Win Big; Xbox 360 Sells 381K Units

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:45am PST

Late last night, market research firm NPD Group released its numberless, retail-only data for the video game industry's business throughout the...


"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

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