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October NPD: NBA 2K15, Smash Bros. 3DS lead in weak month for software sales [Update]

NPD results for the month of October place the 2K Sports behemoth NBA 2K15 in the lead, collectively across five platforms, with Super Smash Bros. 3DS in second – despite its single-platform status. Mario & Friends are still big moneymakers. Last month's powerhouse, Destiny, fell to fi...

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August NPD: Madden 15, PS4 score top honors

Madden NFL 15 was the software leader in August, surprising a record-breaking no one. According to the NPD results, Madden's sophomore effort on the latest batch of consoles faired better on the PS4 versus all other platforms. The latest console release of Diablo 3 landed second on the new physic...

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January NPD: PS4 leads hardware, Xbox platforms sell most games

The NPD Group's numbers for January are in and survey says: PS4 is on top in overall hardware sales, with the Xbox One right behind. Microsoft's take on the numbers focuses on games, saying the Xbox led "US game sales" in January. Combining all Xbox platforms, Microsoft states it made up for 47 ...

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NPD: Video game spending up 17% in Q3 (thanks, GTA 5!)

The NPD Group announced today that consumers spent $3.45 billion on video game content during the third quarter (July through September) of 2013 in the United States – a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. Analyst Liam Callahan attributes the growth to the release of Rockst...

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October NPD: Xbox 360 reclaims the console throne, software sales up

Physical video game software sales in the U.S. were up 12 percent in October to $482.5 million, compared with the same period in 2012, NPD reports. This marks the third month in a row that software sales have been up year-over-year. Games leading the sales charge include Grand Theft Auto 5, whic...

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September NPD: Grand Theft Auto 5 sales boost industry [Update]

Good news, everyone! The NPD Group reports that the video game industry's performance in the physical retail sector was up by 27 percent year-over-year for the month of September: $1.07 billion this year versus $848 million last year. Predictably, the majority of that boosted income came from th...

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NPD: 'Almost' as many kids gaming on mobiles as consoles, computers

Information broker The NPD Group's "Kids and Gaming 2013" report found that children aged 12 to 17 are spending seven hours per week on mobile gaming, up from five hours per week in 2011. The report studied the gaming habits of children aged 2 to 17. While more children still use computers and c...

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July NPD: NCAA Football and Minecraft lead software, 3DS still on top

The NPD Group has released its report on sales in the physical retail channel of the games industry during the month of July, with both predictable and surprising results. On the predictable side of things, all three segments (Hardware, Software and Accessories) continued their downward year-over-y...

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NPD forms 9-publisher panel to gather, report digital storefront data

The NPD Group, responsible for compiling and releasing monthly sales data of the gaming industry in North America, is attempting to address a hole in its retail-skewed data: digital point-of-sale information. NPD plans to change its methods to include these digital POS figures, and change them "...

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NPD: More people spending more time gaming online

It may sound like a foregone conclusion, but the NPD Group has proven (with maths) that more people are spending more time playing video games online, at least compared to last year. The study, titled "Online Gaming 2013," poled 8,867 folks above the age of two and found that 72 percent of game-p...

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