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October 2013 NPD: Grand Theft Auto 5 reigns again

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 14, 2013 7:00pm PST

The October 2013 NPD (the last before PS4 and Xbox One release) is an entirely new list of titles, with one lone exception. Grand Theft Auto 5 remains at the top of the list, fending off strong pushes from Pokemon X & Y and Battlefield 4.


"Where is Disney Infinity at? Hope that is maintaining some sort of presence. I have some ..."

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September 2013 NPD: PS3 finally beats Xbox 360, Wii U gains after price drop

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Rockstar's indie game Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best-selling game of September. Price drops help sales, Nintendo discovers as Wii U sales tripled month-over-month after its $50 drop.


"Um, the problem is people AREN'T buying them. For exactly the reasoning I stated. It's still ..."

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August 2013 NPD: Madden and Saints Row top the charts

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2013 6:30am PDT

Americans sure do love football. Madden NFL 25 topped the charts--following last month's NCAA Football. But people bought non-football games as...


"nice to see Xillia cracking the top 10. Not too many quality single player RPG's being made for ..."

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July 2013 NPD: NCAA tops the charts, and Minecraft remains strong

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 3:50pm PDT

NCAA tops the charts, no surprise. But Minecraft for Xbox 360 takes second place.


"That's total US sales. The amount sold in July alone was 150K."

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June 2013 NPD: The Last of Us leads a strong month

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 19, 2013 7:30am PDT

The Last of Us leads a crowded June 2013 NPD field, edging out Animal Crossing: New Leaf and a surprise challenger in the retail edition of Minecraft.


May 2013 NPD: Injustice wins again, 3DS dethrones Xbox

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Injustice: Gods Among Us took the top position for a second consecutive month on the NPD charts.


"I bought it and love it and haven't had any issues ... but it's the only stick I've ever used ..."

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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...


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.


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.


"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.


"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."


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

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