NPD Group News


Monster Hunter: World Leads January 2018 Games Sales to 59% Growth Year-Over-Year, NPD Says

By Asif Khan, Feb 22, 2018 10:45am PST

The latest NPD report also highlights 119% growth in hardware sales from the year ago period.


"Trying Usurper, which went 1.0 from early access on Steam. It's ok. 2D Dark Souls + some Troid. ..."

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October NPD: Nintendo Switch & Super Mario Odyssey Shine, Wolfenstein Falters

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 16, 2017 5:25pm PST

October was a great month for Nintendo. Not so much for Bethesda.


"Which, iirc, make up a bigger portion of total sales for PS4/XB1 games vis a vis Switch software. "

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tops NPD Sales Charts for March

By John Keefer, Apr 21, 2017 9:30am PDT

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was strong at #2, with Mass Effect: Andromeda #3.


Switch Had the Best Launch Month of Any Game System in Nintendo History

By John Keefer, Apr 13, 2017 7:25pm PDT

The company reported that it sold more than 906,000 units in March, 'a non-traditional month for a console launch.'


"Did that have audio? I can never tell on Twitch. Want to know if it's just not coming through ..."

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For Honor Was the Top-Selling Game in February, NPD Says

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 9:40am PDT

PlayStation 4 continues to beat Xbox One in monthly sales, topping the charts for the fifth straight month.


"Yeah, that was unsurprising. Still looking forward to picking it up on -75% sale in a year or two."

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Resident Evil 7 Was the Top Selling Game in January, NPD Says

By John Keefer, Feb 16, 2017 5:35pm PST

Grand Theft Auto 5 still makes the top 3 more than three years later.


"If they could just make the puzzles more interesting/harder I'd be game for Resident Evil 8 I ..."

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PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One as Best Selling Console in January

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 4:25pm PST

Microsoft still boasts that its console had its best month ever since launch.


"Fake news alert!"

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ESA: U.S. Video Game Industry Totals $30.4 Billion in Revenue for 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 01, 2017 8:10am PST

ESA and NPD Group release 2016 numbers showing an increase in video game industry revenue from 2015.


NPD Group releases sales data for December 2016 and its annual report

By David Craddock, Jan 19, 2017 4:19pm PST

People bought video games last year. But how many, and which ones? Inquiring minds must know.


"not unit sales, revenue. So the major consoles having price cuts will hurt top line revenue ..."

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Pokemon Sun and Moon have best launch ever for the franchise

By John Keefer, Dec 16, 2016 11:16am PST

The games also spurred sales of the 3DS.


"Looked into the CFW route? It might be an option if you haven't updated your system in a while. "

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NPD Group reports an uptick in game sales during October 2016

By David Craddock, Nov 17, 2016 4:23pm PST

A flurry of popular games in October boosted software sales, while hardware performed unevenly.


Xbox One and NBA 2K17 top the sales charts in September, according to NPD

By Asif Khan, Oct 20, 2016 7:45pm PDT

Overall spending on software, hardware and accessories declined year over year.


Xbox One outsells PS4 for the third month in a row

By David Craddock, Oct 13, 2016 4:27pm PDT

Microsoft chalked up wins in July, August, and September, but it remains to be seen how the imminent release of PS4 Pro will shake up sales.


"I'm sure lots of people stopped buying new PS4s when the PS4 Pro was announced. I expect this to ..."

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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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