NPD News


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...


"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...


"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,...


"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...


"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...


"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,...


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

- droveri see all 16 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Left 4 Dead Hangs On

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2009 9:34am PDT

As with last week and the weeks before, the lack of a major PC release means that NPD's list of the best-selling PC games at US stores hasn't...


"The SDK was just released, so there should be a decent flood of shitty custom campaigns pretty ..."

- Priest77 see all 24 comments

April NPD Sales: Wii Fit, Nintendo DS Top Slow Month

By Nick Breckon, May 14, 2009 3:53pm PDT

Lacking the monster sales of last April's Grand Theft Auto 4, the NPD charts for April 2009 mark a fairly uneventful period in North American...


"its worse to see the PC top 20 each week. WOW & Sims for as long as I can remember. Atleast the ..."

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NPD's Top Selling PC Games List Reveals a 35% Chance of Blizzard in April

By Chris Faylor, May 14, 2009 9:52am PDT

Sales-tracking research firm The NPD Group has once again chimed in with its monthly analysis of the United States' software market, providing us...


"why do they need their own list? so others can pretend they are #1?"

- jarek99 see all 20 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Go Go 'Fallout Trilogy'

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2009 8:37am PDT

If you've been paying attention to the recent sales charts, you pretty much know what to expect from NPD and its listing of the ten best-selling PC...


"It's all those chinese gold farmers getting new accounts when the old ones get banned."

- AhmNee see all 29 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Zeno Clash Meets the Usuals

By Chris Faylor, May 04, 2009 10:20am PDT

If you saw the sales charts from last week, then you've got a pretty good idea of what to expect from the latest listings. On the retail side, NPD...


"Congrats to them breaking into first on D2D - I'm sure the STEAM figures are up there, too. ..."

- jigstah see all 3 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Demigod Debuts Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 27, 2009 10:20am PDT

The software sales charts are in for the second full week of April, showing a strong debut for the piracy-ridden Demigod at US retailers, with...


"Please don't use "best" but instead say "my favorite". I makes you sound childish when you say ..."

- OmegaRed59 see all 35 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Nancy Drew Returns with Valor

By Chris Faylor, Apr 22, 2009 8:04am PDT

It's been five months since one of Her Interactive's Nancy Drew games broke into the top ten, but the prodigal daughter has returned thanks to a...


"Oh and I just noticed that it said $7. Probably a misreading of the game's title since it's #7 ..."

- roushimsx see all 3 comments

Grand Theft Auto DS Misses Sales Expectations

By Chris Faylor, Apr 17, 2009 8:25am PDT

While analysts had predicted that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars would see first month sales of anywhere from 200K to 450K units, sales-tracking...


"I know GameStop’s pushing Chinatown Wars with a contest to win a “mob boss experience” on ..."

- LeslieLu see all 63 comments

March NPD Sales: Resident Evil 5 Breaks 1.5 Million, Pokemon Platinum and Halo Wars Debut Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2009 3:35pm PDT

Offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of game sales, research group NPD has released its take on the software and hardware sales in the US...


"Well good for them. I just beat RE5 tonight as a matter of fact. I went to my next door ..."

- k1ld0r see all 28 comments