NPD News


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."

- AndrewYoon see all 5 comments

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' ..."

- NickDelios see all 57 comments

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

Xbox 360 top console in 2011; 1.7M units sold in December

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 7:15pm PST

The Xbox 360 was the top selling console for twelve straight months, the NPD Group has revealed. In December, Microsoft sold "more than 1.7 million" Xbox 360 consoles.


"Yeah the link I used was inflammatory, but I think most of us knew it was waaay above average ..."

- Topsiderover see all 32 comments

December NPD: Modern Warfare 3 maintains top spot in an overall down month

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 6:30pm PST

Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3, Skyrim, and the Xbox 360 were the December winners as the industry overall 21% versus last year.


"surprising. There were so many good games this year, I thought sales would be higher."

- creeping-death see all 3 comments

Xbox 360 sells 1.7M, PS3 up 70% and 3DS hits 795K in November

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 5:20pm PST

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have provided some insight into the month of November as it pertains to hardware sales for each company. Microsoft was top, pushing an impressive 1.7M units out the door.


November NPD: Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Xbox 360 on top

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 2:40pm PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were November's big sellers, in a month where Microsoft's Xbox 360 continued to best other hardware platforms.


"Same thing happened with ps2 at the end of it's cycle. They just get so cheap it's almost an ..."

- rodneystubbs see all 7 comments

NPD: Battlefield 3 sold nearly 2M, Arkham City over 1.5M

By Xav de Matos, Nov 11, 2011 5:00pm PST

Though the NPD Group decided long ago to keep data from its monthly sales numbers secret from the general public, some specific sales information for October's heavy hitters were revealed in the company's monthly research email.


"Anything selling a million copies should be considered successful I think."

- deject see all 27 comments

Battlefield 3 tops October NPD sales report

By Garnett Lee, Nov 11, 2011 4:00pm PST

October NPD sales figures give Battlefield 3 a big win, beating out Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12, and Rage.


"PS3- 250K Wii- 250K Dark Souls is the only game the PS3 version sold more than the 360 version. "

- jbug617 see all 2 comments

Nintendo says 3DS on pace to 'surpass' first-year DS sales

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 11, 2011 3:30pm PST

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS has reached 1.65 million units sold in the US, and is "posed to surpass first-year sales" of the original DS.


"(Not saying the 3DS is a turd, just that it hasn't met expectations.)"

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 4 comments