NPD Group News


No Man's Sky, Madden NFL 17 top August's best-selling games

By David Craddock, Sep 15, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Although Madden topped the charts, interest in this year's edition slipped compared to last year's.


Xbox One outsold PlayStation 4 during the month of August

By David Craddock, Sep 08, 2016 4:22pm PDT

Microsoft came out on top in console sales for the second month in a row.


"If you want the best gaming experience on a PS4 it does. And it releasing at 400 bucks keeps it ..."

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The NPD Group acquires game analytics firm EEDAR

By David Craddock, Aug 30, 2016 1:06pm PDT

NPD's acquisition represents the latest move in its efforts to provide more detailed and accurate analytics.


Xbox One outsold PS4, but 3DS was the best-selling system in July

By David Craddock, Aug 18, 2016 3:50pm PDT

Nintendo's handheld got a nice boost from Monster Hunter and Pokémon.


Xbox One outsold PS4 during the month of July, according to Microsoft and NPD

By David Craddock, Aug 11, 2016 4:14pm PDT

Could Microsoft have lifted its moratorium on not disclosing Xbox One sales numbers?


"Did that price drop take affect at any point, or is that in the future?"

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NPD Group reports drops in software and hardware for June 2016

By David Craddock, Jul 21, 2016 4:30pm PDT

NPD Group dug into last month's video game sales data, only to find that both hardware and software fell short.


Opinion: NPD's Digital Tracking Leads to New Inaccuracies

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2016 1:30pm PDT

NPD is beginning a process of tracking digital data, but the methodology comes with gaps that may make it even more inaccurate.


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NPD Group will include digital sales data from select publishers

By David Craddock, Jul 10, 2016 9:00pm PDT

Activision, EA, Ubisoft, and other big names to provide digital sales data to NPD.


NPD stats reveal strong launch for The Division, peaks and valleys for game hardware

By David Craddock, Apr 15, 2016 1:30pm PDT

Business, business, business. Numbers!


Large percentage of players buy games after watching streams, NPD reports

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 3:25pm PDT

New data also revealed new findings on the habits of eSports-focused players. 


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February NPD: Far Cry: Primal Leads Slumping Month

By Steve Watts, Mar 10, 2016 7:20pm PST

February was a slow month for the industry on the whole, but it had some good news for Ubisoft and Nintendo.


January NPD: PlayStation 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lead a slumping month

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2016 3:46pm PST

The start of 2016 is looking a lot like the end of 2015, except with a lot less overall sales.


"I think a lot of PS4 owners at the time would have been 360 and PS3 owners who had access to the ..."

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December NPD: PS4 leads the strongest month for new-gen consoles so far

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2016 3:55pm PST

The PlayStation 4 retook the top spot from Xbox One in December, but it was a month for celebration for everyone, as the NPD Group determined it to be the best month on record for both consoles.


November NPD: PlayStation 4 overtakes Xbox One and there's no stopping Call of Duty

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2015 4:05pm PST

Even with months of anticipation, an aggressive marketing campaign, and word of mouth, there's just no stopping Call of Duty, as Black Ops 3 holds off Fallout 4 to take the top spot on the retail charts.


"New COD is actually kind of fun. The single player plot is basically raped by robots but i'm ..."

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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.


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