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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.

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

- derelict515 see all 3 comments

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.

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

- Arcath see all 12 comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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

- Rehevkor see all 4 comments

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?"

- Peanut Fox see all 10 comments

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! :)"

- warcrow see all 12 comments