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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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?

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"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.

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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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"This is an interesting contract considering NPD never could get Walmart to report their numbers. ..."

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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.

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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!

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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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"Oh dude, when did you start working for Shacknews? That's so awesome, congrats! :)"

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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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"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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