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July NPD: Xbox 360 Leads all Platforms for First Time Since Sept. '07, NCAA Football Tops Consoles

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2010 4:30pm PDT

The NPD Group have released sales date for the month of July, revealing the Xbox 360 has taken over the top spot versus all video game platforms....

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"I think everyone expected a bump from the slim. It happened with the PS3 too. Keep in mind the ..."

- Mansmells see all 6 comments

Report: 48% of PC Games Bought in 2009 Were Digital Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 10:20] We've removed a misunderstanding from our reading of the report. Digital distribution accounted for 48% of PC games sold in the...

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"I like this idea. I'm a big fan of Steam, but I'd love to see someone else take a crack at ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 84 comments

June NPD: Red Dead Maintains Top Spot, Xbox 360 takes Second Place from Nintendo Wii

By Xav de Matos, Jul 15, 2010 3:50pm PDT

NPD group has revealed the sales data for June 2010 and Red Dead Redemption continues to own the top of the charts. Claiming first on the Xbox 360...

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"I bet the 360 sales would have been even higher if they were able to ship more units. I had to ..."

- Gwyndion see all 16 comments

May NPD: Red Dead Redeems Lagging Month, Mario Nabs Third

By Xav de Matos, Jul 01, 2010 5:30pm PDT

NPD group has revealed the sales data for May 2010 and, unsurprisingly, Red Dead: Redemption leads the sales posse. Selling a combined 1.5 million...

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"Y'know what'd be awesome? If somehow they ported BF 2142 to the Frostbite engine and balanced ..."

- Flakmanz see all 45 comments

Microsoft Touts Halo 3 Sales Dominance Over Combined PS3 Exclusive Sales, Sony Shrugs

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 10, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg officially threw a gauntlet at Sony's feet with a tweet asserting that Halo 3 has officially outsold six PlayStation 3...

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""Publishers are not fiscally stupid (generally) and go where the money is." So why would ..."

- jryi see all 122 comments

NPD Group Releases 'Extreme Gamer' Statistics, Details Digital Distribution Growth

By Jeff Mattas, May 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT

The NPD Group has released some new market research survey results related to American gaming habits, including so-called "Extreme Gamers," a...

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"The only people making 48 hours a week are the unemployed and the never-been-employed."

- comiekazie see all 22 comments

April U.S. Console Sales Revealed: Splinter Cell Tops Software, Nintendo DS Leads Hardware

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 3:43pm PDT

With April 2010 behind us and May 2010 in full swing, market research firm The NPD Group has issued its monthly breakdown of the past month's U.S....

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"If only the NPD numbers included walmart and amazon.com then their numbers would be more accurate."

- Proven28 see all 5 comments

God of War 3 Tops U.S. Console Sales in March

By Chris Faylor, Apr 15, 2010 3:41pm PDT

SCE Santa Monica's brutal PlayStation 3-exclusive sequel God of War III took top honors as the best-selling console game in the United States...

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"Or they found out the game kinda sux and there are just too many good games to play on PC and ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 24 comments

BioShock 2 Tops U.S. Console Sales in February as NPD Reveals Hardware and Software Figures

By Chris Faylor, Mar 11, 2010 3:42pm PST

With February 2010 now behind us, research firm NPD Group has released its regular breakdown of the past month's U.S. console hardware and software...

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"the really interesting numbers will be to see how Final Fantasy VIII sells between the 360 and ..."

- johnhead see all 15 comments

NPD: PC Still 'Most Used System for Online Gaming' as Digital Distribution Purchases Rise

By Chris Faylor, Mar 02, 2010 10:30am PST

Market research firm The NPD Group has revealed the highlights of its recent "Online Gaming 2010" research report, providing a glimpse of the...

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"People dont wanna pay for xbox live gold and psn is mediocre at best (not to mention this ..."

- jarek99 see all 17 comments

NPD Reveals January's Top Selling U.S. Games, Hardware Sales

By Chris Faylor, Feb 11, 2010 4:01pm PST

Continuing today's smorgasbord of announcements and revelations, market research firm The NPD Group has pulled back the curtain on its monthly...

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"BUT, nintendo will have another mario game out before that, if we are comparing franchises as ..."

- haysoos see all 16 comments

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