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October Console Game Sales: Fable 2 Tops the Charts

By Chris Faylor, Nov 13, 2008 3:32pm PST

Sales-tracking research group NPD has released its analysis of US console hardware and software sales for October 2008, revealing Lionhead's...


"Eh, I wasn't impressed with World Tour. My brother and I went through expert band--he played ..."

- Altanar see all 16 comments

NPD Compares PC Sales to Console Best-sellers

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 5:40pm PDT

Today's NPD numbers left out sales for PC games, as is typical, but this month the market research firm decided to take a look at PC game sales...


"Well they generally DON'T compare them, they keep them separate. This is, again, an exception, ..."

- Chris Remo see all 24 comments

NPD: Force Unleashed, Wii Fit Lead September Sales, 360 Sales Spike After Price Cut

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 3:47pm PDT

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed took top honors for sales in the month of September 2008, according to new numbers released by market research firm...


"pff even though the wii consistently leads the npd reports it's not really winning the console ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 16 comments

Developers Fight Used Game Sales via New-only DLC for Gears of War 2, NBA Live and Rock Band

By Chris Faylor, Oct 03, 2008 7:31am PDT

After years of lamenting that they see no kickback from the extremely lucrative used game market, game makers have launched a counter-attack by...


"They finally take out the mask, DRM is not here because of piracy, not even because of the ..."

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NPD's Top Five Console Games of 2008

By Blake Ellison, Sep 23, 2008 1:24pm PDT

The Shacknews NPD tag is an easy resource to look at the state of the games industry, with weekly PC sales and monthly console sales charts showing...


"You really don't own a Wii, do you? What you stated was nothing more than side observations ..."

- JackAxe see all 18 comments

NPD: Madden, Wii Games Lead August

By Blake Ellison, Sep 11, 2008 3:35pm PDT

A trio of versions of Madden NFL 09 filled the top three at US retailers across August, sales-tracking firm NPD Group revealed today. Also coming...


"I agree there -- the game really needs more players in co-op to take advantage of the classes."

- Sturm08 see all 18 comments

NPD: NCAA Football, Nintendo DS Lead July Sales; Soul Calibur 4, Rock Band Wii Make Strong Debuts

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 3:39pm PDT

The Xbox 360 edition of NCAA Football and the Nintendo DS hardware led console sales at US retailers across July, sales-tracking firm NPD Group...


"Madden has always been more popular, obviously, but IMO NCAA has had better gameplay for years ..."

- Speedy8 see all 19 comments