Hardware Sales News


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...


""DEADLY PLAYSTATION SHOOTING" Oh local news, you try so hard."

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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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December NPD: Black Ops On Top, Xbox 360 Hardware Achieves 'Best Month Ever'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 8:00am PST

Market research firm NPD Group's numberless retail-only data for the month of December has been released, showing that Activision's Call of Duty:...


"As a matter of fact, yes. Sims was pretty bad, but it sure as hell had fun and innovative ..."

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47 Million Nintendo DS Handhelds Sold in USA

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 8:00am PST

Nintendo has celebrated the start of a New Year by announcing its latest two sales boasts--or "sales milestones," as it likes to call them--for the...


" iOS games will never have Pokemon, so they'll never be able to extinguish Nintendo handhelds."

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PlayStation Move Controller Shipments Hit 4.1 Million Units [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor and Brian Leahy, Nov 30, 2010 10:40am PST

[Update 1:00PM - BL] Sony has clarified to Joystiq that it meant these were units shipped to retailers, not sold to consumers. The original wording...


"What I'm saying is that there are degrees of sold. Copies provisioned to Walmart may be "sold" ..."

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Nintendo: 600K Wii Units, 900K DS Systems Sold During Black Friday Week

By Xav de Matos, Nov 29, 2010 8:30am PST

It seems the Black Friday rush was kind to Nintendo, a company that often struggles with selling its consoles and handhelds. (Note the sarcasm in...


"Good point, but they could've included both of them (which I think the Sport Resort bundles do)."

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Analysts Weigh in on Nintendo 3DS 2011 Release, Nintendo Explains

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 30, 2010 9:20am PDT

Nintendo's decision to miss the lucrative holiday season and launch the new 3DS in early 2011 has raised a few eyebrows but was apparently made to...


"I actually like the orange a lot, and would take that over a black one. Now dark grey/silver ..."

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SCEJ Boss Reveals 38 Million PS3s, 62 Million PSPs Sold Worldwide

By Xav de Matos, Sep 16, 2010 8:20am PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano showed off his wild side by kicking off his company's Tokyo Game Show 2010 media...


"Lots of speculative silliness here. First of all why would people buy another console when they ..."

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August NPD: Xbox 360 and Football from EA Top Charts for Second Straight Month

By Brian Leahy, Sep 09, 2010 5:51pm PDT

Last month, the Xbox 360 sold more hardware than any other system for the first time since 2007. Microsoft managed to pull it off again posting a...


July NPD: Xbox 360 Leads all Platforms for First Time Since Sept. '07, NCAA Football Tops Consoles

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2010 4:30pm PDT

The NPD Group have released sales date for the month of July, revealing the Xbox 360 has taken over the top spot versus all video game platforms....


"I think everyone expected a bump from the slim. It happened with the PS3 too. Keep in mind the ..."

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