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Monster Hunter: World Leads January 2018 Games Sales to 59% Growth Year-Over-Year, NPD Says

By Asif Khan, Feb 22, 2018 10:45am PST

The latest NPD report also highlights 119% growth in hardware sales from the year ago period.


"Trying Usurper, which went 1.0 from early access on Steam. It's ok. 2D Dark Souls + some Troid. ..."

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October NPD: Nintendo Switch & Super Mario Odyssey Shine, Wolfenstein Falters

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 16, 2017 5:25pm PST

October was a great month for Nintendo. Not so much for Bethesda.


"Which, iirc, make up a bigger portion of total sales for PS4/XB1 games vis a vis Switch software. "

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NPD Group: PS4 outsold Xbox One in November, breaking Microsoft's four-month streak

By David Craddock, Dec 08, 2016 4:19pm PST

The launch of PS4 Pro cut into Microsoft's dual-pronged Xbox One/Xbox One S lineup.


"Probably more like a dual certification process; The games must be certifiied for both consoles ..."

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NPD Group reports an uptick in game sales during October 2016

By David Craddock, Nov 17, 2016 4:23pm PST

A flurry of popular games in October boosted software sales, while hardware performed unevenly.


Xbox One and NBA 2K17 top the sales charts in September, according to NPD

By Asif Khan, Oct 20, 2016 7:45pm PDT

Overall spending on software, hardware and accessories declined year over year.


No Man's Sky, Madden NFL 17 top August's best-selling games

By David Craddock, Sep 15, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Although Madden topped the charts, interest in this year's edition slipped compared to last year's.


Xbox One outsold PS4, but 3DS was the best-selling system in July

By David Craddock, Aug 18, 2016 3:50pm PDT

Nintendo's handheld got a nice boost from Monster Hunter and Pokémon.


Opinion: NPD's Digital Tracking Leads to New Inaccuracies

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2016 1:30pm PDT

NPD is beginning a process of tracking digital data, but the methodology comes with gaps that may make it even more inaccurate.


"This is an interesting contract considering NPD never could get Walmart to report their numbers. ..."

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February NPD: Far Cry: Primal Leads Slumping Month

By Steve Watts, Mar 10, 2016 7:20pm PST

February was a slow month for the industry on the whole, but it had some good news for Ubisoft and Nintendo.


January NPD: PlayStation 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lead a slumping month

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2016 3:46pm PST

The start of 2016 is looking a lot like the end of 2015, except with a lot less overall sales.


"I think a lot of PS4 owners at the time would have been 360 and PS3 owners who had access to the ..."

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December NPD: PS4 leads the strongest month for new-gen consoles so far

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2016 3:55pm PST

The PlayStation 4 retook the top spot from Xbox One in December, but it was a month for celebration for everyone, as the NPD Group determined it to be the best month on record for both consoles.


November NPD: PlayStation 4 overtakes Xbox One and there's no stopping Call of Duty

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2015 4:05pm PST

Even with months of anticipation, an aggressive marketing campaign, and word of mouth, there's just no stopping Call of Duty, as Black Ops 3 holds off Fallout 4 to take the top spot on the retail charts.


"New COD is actually kind of fun. The single player plot is basically raped by robots but i'm ..."

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October NPD: Master Chief leads Xbox One to victory

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 12, 2015 4:43pm PST

There's very little that Master Chief can't do and his latest feat involves taking the Xbox One and leading it to an October victory over PlayStation 4.


"I'd like to see the breakdown of where the sales are going, but at the end of the day there's ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 7 comments

September NPD: PS4 prevails, Wii U sales rise, and NBA 2K16 soars

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

It was an interesting month of September, with the PS4 beating out the Xbox One for the fifth consecutive month, Wii U showing signs of life on the back of Super Mario Maker, and NBA 2K16 rising above it all to lead the software retail charts.


"I was laughing my ass off at that. I can't believe how awful it is."

- greenbergMD see all 4 comments

August NPD: PS4 still leads Xbox One while Nintendo passes 7 million Amiibo sold

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 3:45pm PDT

The console wars are starting to get one-sided again with PS4 declating victory over Xbox One on the strength of the mighty Madden. Meanwhile, Nintendo still sits in a distant third-place, but appears to be content with skyrocketing Amiibo sales.


"Me too! I absolutely LOVED the game. My girlfriend and I were both playing, nearly at the same ..."

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