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NPD Lists Top-Selling Console and Handheld Games Since 1995

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 19, 2010 4:30pm PST

We reported NPD Group's list of 2009's top-selling games just a few days ago, but IndustryGamers has released a list of the top-selling games...

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""To mark the debut of Madden NFL 07, EA Sports released Madden NFL 07 in Madden, Mississippi, ..."

- focusdaily see all 44 comments

NPD Lists Top Console, PC Games of 2009

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2010 10:00am PST

Compiling the various sales figures of its monthly reports, marketing research firm The NPD Group has issued its take on the best-selling games at...

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"NSMB Wii is the only reason my Wii is getting so much love lately."

- ieGod see all 48 comments

82% of American Kids Are Gamers, Says NPD

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2009 2:36pm PST

A whopping 82% of children aged 2-17 in the United States, some 55.7 million, are gamers, according to a new report from marketing research firm...

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"it's mostly because games are not maturing. they don't have the excuse of being the hot new ..."

- DeBurgo see all 22 comments

Uncharted 2, NBA 2K10 Stand Atop October NPD Videogame Sales Data

By Garnett Lee, Nov 12, 2009 4:44pm PST

Sony recorded one of the biggest wins yet for the PS3 with system exclusive Uncharted 2 capturing the top spot for October sales. And it was a...

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"it's the fastest selling console ever, but it also seems to be the most quickly abandoned one as ..."

- hillemania see all 9 comments

PC Sales: Aion, Left 4 Dead 2 Top the Charts

By Nick Breckon, Oct 20, 2009 2:40pm PDT

NCsoft's fantasy MMO Aion was the biggest PC seller at retail in September, according to NPD's new data for the month. EA Maxis' The Sims 3 and...

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"Counter Strike Source is still up there? Are there still people who don't own it?"

- michaelleung see all 31 comments

September Sales: PlayStation 3 Beats the Xbox 360, Wii for the First Time

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 5:01pm PDT

Sony had a big month in September, with the PlayStation 3 claiming the top spot in console hardware sales for the first time, according to NPD's US...

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"Haha, my best friend would go buy a PS3 tonight if they announced a remake of FF7. Otherwise ..."

- DinK see all 71 comments

Halo 3: ODST Tops September Sales as The Beatles: Rock Band Beats Guitar Hero 5

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 4:35pm PDT

Bungie's stand-alone Halo 3 expansion topped the NPD sales charts in September, beating Wii Sports and Madden NFL 10 by a significant margin with...

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"Didn't Activision release a statement about how awesome GH5 was doing compared to TB:RB a couple ..."

- quadeh see all 4 comments

August Console Sales: Madden and Batman Team Up to Fight Recession as PS3 Surges on Price Cut

By Nick Breckon, Sep 10, 2009 4:09pm PDT

Madden NFL 10 was the best-selling console game in North America over the month of August, though sales of this year's title were down when...

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"I think he's referring to the the motion sensor plus possibly? People don't really need a ..."

- silverback1138 see all 15 comments

July NPD: Electronic Arts, Nintendo Pick at the Bones

By Nick Breckon, Aug 13, 2009 4:25pm PDT

The videogame industry continued to struggle in July, posting $848 million in total US sales, a 29% decrease in overall sales compared to the same...

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"They also started running commercials for the damn game on TV again."

- stenchy see all 12 comments

Weekly PC Sales Charts No Longer Provided by NPD, Steam and Direct2Drive Continue

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 2:28pm PDT

Research firm The NPD Group will no longer release its weekly charts of the ten best-selling PC games at United States retailers to the media, the...

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"I'm surprised to see a train simulator in the top ten. Good for them. "

- Spok see all 25 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Sims 3 Subjugates Software Sales

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 15, 2009 1:38pm PDT

Given that The Sims 3 sold over 1.4 million units at launch, it's little surprise that it topped not only the weekly PC games sales chart but...

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"The second one was incredible. I had difficulty w/ the original though. "

- Sturm08 see all 7 comments

May's 20 Top-Selling PC Games Sees Return of Fallout

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 15, 2009 10:35am PDT

Research group NPD's list of the 20 best-selling PC games in May shows mostly the usual players--Blizzard and Maxis--in their usual comfy chairs,...

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"I can't believe Empire : Total War is still in the top 5, massive kudos to Creative Assembly."

- drchocapic see all 18 comments

UFC Named the Undisputed King of May Software Sales

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 4:04pm PDT

THQ's mixed martial arts hit UFC 2009 Undisputed reigned supreme over the North American console software charts in May. The fighting...

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"I save witty responses for the deserving. Austere01 Oh sorry I mean cakeseaters (nice new tag ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 39 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Now with Steam

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 10:03am PDT

At long last, digital distribution outlet Steam has joined NPD and Direct2Drive in providing weekly sales data, providing for a wider view of the...

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"I suppose if you're willing to wait for a price drop that's cool."

- Topsiderover see all 42 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Empire Reclaimed

By Nick Breckon, May 26, 2009 11:50am PDT

Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War gained ground on the sales list in an otherwise slow week for the PC retail sector. The strategy title,...

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"...for the public, but I'm sure Valve has that data available from themselves too. Or has Steam ..."

- droveri see all 16 comments