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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.


July NPD: PS4 and The Last of Us lead a slow month of sales

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2014 4:15pm PDT

New releases were very few in July and software sales showed, with The Last of Us leading July. Meanwhile, the PS4 reigned supreme once again in the console wars.


"Dunno. But I will be buying it for the fourth time when it releases on PS4. I'm sorry I'm not sorry!"

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June NPD: PS4 claims victory in slow software month

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 17, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Sony is claiming victory over Microsoft in the latest month of console wars.


"In the fall, like every year, basically. But Last of Us PS4 comes out in a few weeks, so ..."

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Forty percent of freemium players buy in-game goods

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 23, 2012 3:30pm PDT

According to a new survey by the NPD Group, four out of every ten consumers of freemium games have made in-game purchases.


"I could see myself buying things in Lord of the Rings online, if I ever started playing that ..."

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Kids 2 to 14 buy one fifth their entertainment media digitally

By Garnett Lee, Oct 04, 2011 5:30pm PDT

A new NPD Group study finds kids ages 2 to 14 spend $0.21 on digital content out of every dollar's worth of entertainment they buy today.


"they don't. this was a survey. An online survey was fielded August 1 - August 19, 2011, to a ..."

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Analysts warn of substantial decline ahead of July NPD release

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Analyst firm Cowen & Company is predicting that tomorrow's NPD Group will confirm that July was the worst industry sales month since September 2005.


"Rage is going to be a super-hit? I'm more inclined to think HR will be a bigger game than Rage."

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