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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 ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 6 comments

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 ..."

- mojoald see all 10 comments

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 ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 7 comments

September NPD: PS4 prevails, Wii U sales rise, and NBA 2K16 soars

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

It was an interesting month of September, with the PS4 beating out the Xbox One for the fifth consecutive month, Wii U showing signs of life on the back of Super Mario Maker, and NBA 2K16 rising above it all to lead the software retail charts.

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"I was laughing my ass off at that. I can't believe how awful it is."

- greenbergMD see all 4 comments

August NPD: PS4 still leads Xbox One while Nintendo passes 7 million Amiibo sold

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 3:45pm PDT

The console wars are starting to get one-sided again with PS4 declating victory over Xbox One on the strength of the mighty Madden. Meanwhile, Nintendo still sits in a distant third-place, but appears to be content with skyrocketing Amiibo sales.

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"Me too! I absolutely LOVED the game. My girlfriend and I were both playing, nearly at the same ..."

- Me77111 see all 4 comments

July NPD: PS4 leads a 'modest' July, while LEGO Jurassic World topples Batman

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2015 4:30pm PDT

July was not a remarkable month for retail sales, but it was enough for LEGO Jurassic World to take down the Dark Knight.

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"I think it may be something to consider with a game by game basis. Good luck tallying any ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 4 comments

June NPD: Batman: Arkham Knight powers PS4 to victory

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2015 4:00pm PDT

It was a good month to be the Batman, if the June NPD report is any indication.

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"I wonder what the Xbox One play will be for the holidays to catch up. They have lost every ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 3 comments

May NPD: PS4 pulls ahead while The Witcher hunts its way to #1

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 5:20pm PDT

It didn't take long for PS4 to re-establish control in the ongoing console wars, overtaking the Xbox One on the strength of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Meanwhile, Nintendo has one thing to celebrate and that's a better-than-expected performance from Splatoon.

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"Being #5 on a single system probably put's it much closer to #1 if the list was broken down by ..."

- capt tripps see all 18 comments

April NPD: Xbox One overtakes PS4, Mortal Kombat X decapitates all comers

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2015 3:40pm PDT

Xbox One has overtaken PlayStation 4 sales in the month of April, according to the NPD Group. Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat X has finished off the competition, fending off a string of worthy challengers.

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"It's been a long time, but that's how they used to release the top-10 lists."

- capt tripps see all 17 comments

March NPD: PS4 prevails, while Battlefield Hardline edges out Bloodborne

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2015 3:45pm PDT

PlayStation 4 has prevailed, according to the March NPD report, while Microsoft and Nintendo waste no time issuing responses. Meanwhile, Battlefield: Hardline finishes March on top, but not without a strong challenge from Bloodborne.

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February NPD: PS4 wins again, while Majora's Mask crashes into top spot

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2015 3:40pm PDT

The PS4 wins the hardware race again, which isn't a huge surprise. What is a huge surprise is that the monsters of Evolve have been beaten out by an old gaming stalwart: The Legend of Zelda.

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"More people need to buy the REAL game which came out last month, Monster Hunter IV!!! This game ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

January NPD: PS4 overtakes Xbox One while Dying Light topples Call of Duty

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 12, 2015 3:50pm PST

In a correction to an earlier report, the PlayStation 4 has beaten the Xbox One in the month of January. What hasn't changed is that Dying Light has overtaken Kevin Spacey and crew to take the #1 software slot.

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"ya, /article (which that link goes to) is messed up with chromeshack. not front page though"

- anhero see all 8 comments

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.

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"I'd like to see these lists broken down by platform, like in the days of yore."

- capt tripps see all 2 comments