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April 2013 NPD: Injustice beats up the competition

By Andrew Yoon, May 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Injustice: Gods Among Us took the top position on the NPD charts last month. Critically panned Dead Island: Riptide took home the number two spot...

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Online play rising, mobile devices gaining quickly, NPD reports

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2013 7:30am PDT

The NPD has released its "Online Gaming 2013" report, with stats on the trends of playing online, preferred platforms and formats.

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March 2013 NPD: BioShock Infinite takes top spot in crowded month

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2013 3:48pm PDT

BioShock Infinite tops the charts in a month that included Tomb Raider, Gears of War, God of War, and SimCity.

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"Awaring GoTY status in April is silly. I believe it will be a strong contender, but there's a ..."

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February NPD: Dead Space 3 tops the charts

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT

February was packed with new releases, and most managed to crack the top 10 sales for this month's NPD retail report.

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"Lols aside, it goes up on the Nintendo eShop same day. Make sure you ask your parents now, as it ..."

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NPD: 78 percent of 'core gamers' buy used games

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2013 1:15pm PST

A new NPD report covering "Core Gaming" reveals that the used games market is thriving, and that digital has "plenty of room to grow."

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"I'm sure that number has gone down significantly with the decline in video stores. It's ..."

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January NPD: Far Cry 3, Ni no Kuni make surprise moves

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST

Far Cry 3 and Ni no Kuni did surprisingly well in an NPD report that's otherwise by-the-numbers.

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"Well you guys just sold me on it. I enjoyed #2, but it got quite repetitive and I never finished ..."

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December NPD: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 at #1 again

By John Keefer, Jan 10, 2013 4:45pm PST

This month's software sales didn't change much from last month, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 holding the top spot for the second straight month. The game was also the year's best seller, marking the fourth straight year a Call of Duty game has held the number one position.

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"this is true, my brother get into the CODs and has since tried Skyrim and I recvently gave him ..."

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November NPD: Hardware in decline, in spite of Wii U launch

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 06, 2012 4:05pm PST

How has the launch of Wii U changed this year's NPD figures? Apparently, even Nintendo's new hardware couldn't stop the video game industry from contracting from last year.

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"Who could have possibly known that the vita wasn't going to sell well...."

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October NPD: NBA 2K13 tops Resident Evil 6 and Pokemon

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2012 4:00pm PST

Jay-Z is gonna be rollin' in dough as NBA 2K13 tops the charts, beating out formidable competitors from Resident Evil 6 and Pokemon.

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"exactly, X-Com most likely sold most of its copies with steam."

- soundcreepy see all 4 comments

September NPD: Madden, Borderlands, and FIFA take top spots

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT

This month's NPD sales chart looks like a "who's who" of gaming.

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"i think you can thank the borderlands 2 sales for the previous sales over the years on steam for ..."

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August NPD: Darksiders 2 on top, but 3DS games take spots 2, 3

By John Keefer, Sep 06, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Death was quite popular in August as Darksiders 2 took the top spot in the latest NPD report, but 3DS games New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3D came in strong at numbers 2 and 3.

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"Goodnews, I hope Darksiders continues to do well I love the game."

- bryanvlo see all 2 comments

July NPD: NCAA on top, but LEGO Batman goes strong

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gaming's summer slump continues, and only the most popular games will survive. As expected, NCAA Football 13 takes the top position in NPD's monthly report.

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2, Future Soldier top the charts

By Steve Watts, Jul 13, 2012 7:30am PDT

Lego Batman 2 topped the June NPD charts, followed by Future Soldier and Diablo 3.

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"B&M only. It could account for some of the decline, but I don't think all of it."

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Diablo 3 tops sales charts for May

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2012 6:00am PDT

The games market went to Hell in May. Diablo III topping software sales for the month, according to the latest sales figures from NPD, and helped fuel a resurgence in the PC games space.

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"As long as it means I could beat the ever-loving crap out of horrible characters like 'Cy-Gor' ..."

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April NPD: Prototype 2, Kinect Star Wars top the charts

By Andrew Yoon, May 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gamers really wanted to meet their maker, apparently. Prototype 2 topped software sales in April, the latest sales figures from the NPD show. Other strong performers include Shacknews Game of the Year The Witcher 2.

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"Just started replaying it this week on PC to experience the "enhanced edition." That new intro ..."

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