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NPD data shows the long 'tail' of this generation

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 03, 2011 6:30pm PDT

NPD data released by Microsoft illustrates the momentum of the current generation of consoles. Who needs a new Xbox when its having its best year ever?


"Look at the past two years. You'll see the 360 is the only one with a graph pointing upward."

- Endymion_ see all 34 comments

April NPD: Mortal Kombat beats Portal 2

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2011 8:45am PDT

The NPD Group has released its retail-only April 2011 data, showing the Xbox 360 on top of hardware again, and Mortal Kombat at the top of the software pile.


"it doesn't actually matter what your competition is doing if you're still making a fucktonne of ..."

- kiddygrinder see all 43 comments

Mobile games almost half of full game downloads

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2011 9:15am PDT

The NPD's Online Gaming 2011 report suggests that 47% of digital full game purchases are on mobile devices, though it's important to note that this is in units sold, not revenue.


"Ok it was generated from consumers. So, its a bit irrelevant if they have Steam information or not."

- holinka see all 8 comments

Valve against sharing Steam sales data

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2011 2:30pm PDT

As the NPD Group and the British-based UKIE work to develop comprehensive digital sales tracking, Valve executive Jason Holtman has expressed disinterest in giving out his company's data.


"But Valve needs to be a "good corporate citizen" by paying tons of taxes so govt can fund ..."

- silverback1138 see all 78 comments

March NPD: 3DS launch-o-rama

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2011 11:45am PDT

Sales-o-facts in NPD's first monthly report since the Nintendo 3DS launched include word that the handheld was out-sold by regular DSs.


"Right, because Sony and Microsoft haven't already set the bar high for overpriced electronics..."

- Mommar see all 8 comments

Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2011 6:15am PDT

The top ten highest-grossing retail titles of "this generation" have been ranked, a list dominated by Call of Duty and rhythm games.


"I genuinely don't know what to say if you prefer Neversoft's GH3 charts to Harmonix' RB1 or GH2 ..."

- Deathlove see all 27 comments

January NPD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2 and Dancing Titles Win Big; Xbox 360 Sells 381K Units

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:45am PST

Late last night, market research firm NPD Group released its numberless, retail-only data for the video game industry's business throughout the...


"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

- SunnyTelight see all 2 comments

NPD Reveals Platform-Specific 2010 New Game Charts

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2011 1:15pm PST

The NPD group has released a more detailed list of 2010's best-selling games per platform, Gamasutra reports, featuring a breakdown for all home...


"I'm just going to pipe in here and say that the "8million" units are to retailers plain and ..."

- JN25WIL see all 13 comments

NPD: Industry Saw Decline in 2010; Black Ops Topped All Games with 'More Than 12 Million' Units Sold

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 2:00pm PST

Although some companies achieved sales milestones in 2010, including Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, sales...


December NPD: Black Ops On Top, Xbox 360 Hardware Achieves 'Best Month Ever'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 8:00am PST

Market research firm NPD Group's numberless retail-only data for the month of December has been released, showing that Activision's Call of Duty:...


"As a matter of fact, yes. Sims was pretty bad, but it sure as hell had fun and innovative ..."

- Draco3k see all 9 comments

November NPD: Black Ops Sells 8.4 million; DS and Xbox 360 Lead the Hardware Charge

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2010 6:30pm PST

While November is usually a month for strong hardware and software sales--thanks in part to Black Friday and the upcoming holiday season--this past...


"i wish they had sold 8,399,999 and i had my money back..... still can't play the fucking game."

- megreedy see all 22 comments

October NPD: DS Jumps Ahead, Xbox 360 Sells 325K, Fallout: New Vegas and Fable 3 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Nov 16, 2010 5:30pm PST

While we can't have fun with the numbers the same way we used to, the NPD Group has released the October NPD listing in its new, 'slimmer' form....


"Yes, cause for alarm: its userbase is roughly that of the PS3 and 360 *combined* and at a pace ..."

- ECMIM see all 10 comments

Anita Frazier Details NPD Changes; New Report to Outline Digital, Used and Mobile Spending

By Xav de Matos, Oct 21, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Although the NPD Group gave somewhat of an explanation for its decision to redact its monthly sales data for public consumption, analyst Anita...


"That and "We want to force more people to pay NPD for the full report!""

- the archvile see all 2 comments

NPD: $2.6-$2.9 Billion Spent on Used and Digital Games, Content in First Half of 2010

By Brian Leahy, Oct 15, 2010 4:00pm PDT

The NPD Group will be releasing its Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report shortly, which details the $3.7 billion spent on retail games in...


"In other news, over 2 billion dollars was spent on apple pie, exotic prostitutes, and gaming ..."

- Pixelbeast see all 2 comments

September NPD: Halo Reach Reigns; PlayStation Move, Metroid: Other M and Dead Rising 2 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Oct 14, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Although they will no longer provide any of those pesky "numbers" we all like so much, the NPD Group has released its report for the month of...


"Yeah, most fun I've had in ages. I really wish they'd port DR1 to PC, modding DR2 is just so ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 12 comments