NPD News


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 ..."

- one random winner see all 9 comments

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 ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 11 comments

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 ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 14 comments

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...."

- daroach1414 see all 12 comments

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."

- 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.


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

- megreedy see all 3 comments

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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


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

- gonnabechef see all 3 comments

March NPD: Mass Effect 3 tops month of new games

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Unsurprisingly, Mass Effect 3 topped software sales in March, the latest sales figures from the NPD show.


"Agreed! As a long time fan since the original and looking forward to the last game in the ..."

- Curike see all 4 comments

February NPD: Final Fantasy, Amalur, Twisted Metal make the top 10

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 08, 2012 4:30pm PST

February wasn't a particularly shocking month for the games industry. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still the best-selling game; Xbox 360 is still the best-selling console (for the twelfth month in a row)...


"Agree about Amular. I'm about 30 hours into it and still having a blast. If you have the ..."

- mstrmold see all 3 comments

January NPD: 'New launch performance' down 99% YOY

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 10, 2012 6:15am PST

It's not often you see such dramatic drops in sales. According to the latest data from the NPD, "new launch performance" dropped 99% in January 2012, versus 2011.


"Nothing really came out in January that I can think of so not surprising. "

- OutlawSundown see all 9 comments