NPD Group News


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."

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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 ..."

- ant_hillbilly see all 26 comments

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!"

- iamcuddles see all 3 comments

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 ..."

- Miller_TYM see all 12 comments

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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