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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.


"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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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.


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.


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?


"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.


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.


"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.


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!


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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