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October NPD: Master Chief leads Xbox One to victory

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 12, 2015 4:43pm PST

There's very little that Master Chief can't do and his latest feat involves taking the Xbox One and leading it to an October victory over PlayStation 4.


"I'd like to see the breakdown of where the sales are going, but at the end of the day there's ..."

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September NPD: PS4 prevails, Wii U sales rise, and NBA 2K16 soars

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

It was an interesting month of September, with the PS4 beating out the Xbox One for the fifth consecutive month, Wii U showing signs of life on the back of Super Mario Maker, and NBA 2K16 rising above it all to lead the software retail charts.


"I was laughing my ass off at that. I can't believe how awful it is."

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August NPD: PS4 still leads Xbox One while Nintendo passes 7 million Amiibo sold

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 3:45pm PDT

The console wars are starting to get one-sided again with PS4 declating victory over Xbox One on the strength of the mighty Madden. Meanwhile, Nintendo still sits in a distant third-place, but appears to be content with skyrocketing Amiibo sales.


"Me too! I absolutely LOVED the game. My girlfriend and I were both playing, nearly at the same ..."

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July NPD: PS4 leads a 'modest' July, while LEGO Jurassic World topples Batman

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2015 4:30pm PDT

July was not a remarkable month for retail sales, but it was enough for LEGO Jurassic World to take down the Dark Knight.


"I think it may be something to consider with a game by game basis. Good luck tallying any ..."

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June NPD: Batman: Arkham Knight powers PS4 to victory

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2015 4:00pm PDT

It was a good month to be the Batman, if the June NPD report is any indication.


"I wonder what the Xbox One play will be for the holidays to catch up. They have lost every ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 3 comments

May NPD: PS4 pulls ahead while The Witcher hunts its way to #1

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 5:20pm PDT

It didn't take long for PS4 to re-establish control in the ongoing console wars, overtaking the Xbox One on the strength of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Meanwhile, Nintendo has one thing to celebrate and that's a better-than-expected performance from Splatoon.


"Being #5 on a single system probably put's it much closer to #1 if the list was broken down by ..."

- capt tripps see all 18 comments

April NPD: Xbox One overtakes PS4, Mortal Kombat X decapitates all comers

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2015 3:40pm PDT

Xbox One has overtaken PlayStation 4 sales in the month of April, according to the NPD Group. Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat X has finished off the competition, fending off a string of worthy challengers.


"It's been a long time, but that's how they used to release the top-10 lists."

- capt tripps see all 17 comments

March NPD: PS4 prevails, while Battlefield Hardline edges out Bloodborne

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2015 3:45pm PDT

PlayStation 4 has prevailed, according to the March NPD report, while Microsoft and Nintendo waste no time issuing responses. Meanwhile, Battlefield: Hardline finishes March on top, but not without a strong challenge from Bloodborne.


February NPD: PS4 wins again, while Majora's Mask crashes into top spot

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2015 3:40pm PDT

The PS4 wins the hardware race again, which isn't a huge surprise. What is a huge surprise is that the monsters of Evolve have been beaten out by an old gaming stalwart: The Legend of Zelda.


"More people need to buy the REAL game which came out last month, Monster Hunter IV!!! This game ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

January NPD: PS4 overtakes Xbox One while Dying Light topples Call of Duty

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 12, 2015 3:50pm PST

In a correction to an earlier report, the PlayStation 4 has beaten the Xbox One in the month of January. What hasn't changed is that Dying Light has overtaken Kevin Spacey and crew to take the #1 software slot.


"ya, /article (which that link goes to) is messed up with chromeshack. not front page though"

- anhero see all 8 comments

December NPD: Xbox One wins the holidays while Call of Duty's rule continues

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 3:37pm PST

The Xbox One has prevailed over the PlayStation 4 for the second month in a row, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won both the month of December and also the entire year of 2014.


"I'd like to see these lists broken down by platform, like in the days of yore."

- capt tripps see all 2 comments

November NPD: Xbox One overtakes PS4 and Call of Duty claims its annual crown

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 11, 2014 4:05pm PST

November was a big month for Microsoft, with their Xbox One price drop gamble paying dividends. Meanwhile, never bet against Kevin Spacey.


"they raised prices here because they know the PS4 is a better system :("

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October NPD: PlayStation 4 wins again, while NBA 2K15 balls to #1

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2014 3:40pm PST

October was the big month for blockbuster game releases and it looks like NBA 2K15 is the bigger winner for software, while the PlayStation 4 continues to dominate.


September NPD: PS4 sales triple and Destiny is fulfilled

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2014 3:30pm PDT

PS4 dominated the month of September, handily beating the Xbox One. Meanwhile, Bungie's much-anticipated Destiny is king of the software mountain.


"So NPD numbers got leaked. Hardware PS4 - 538k XB1 - 284k Software Destiny ..."

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August NPD: The Madden before the storm

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2014 4:30pm PDT

August was a slower release month this year than last, but the fresher games rose right to the top.