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NPD April: Injustice tops charts, total spend down 25%

NetherRealm’s first non-Mortal Kombat game performed well at retail in the US during April, topping the charts as the best-selling title in an otherwise lacklustre month.

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April Npd headlines

  • Analysts predict year-on-year decrease for April NPDs

    Analysts at PiperJaffray expect the upcoming April NPD report to continue a trend of year-on-year declines, with a 25% drop in game sales at $375 million.

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  • April NPD: DualShock 3 sales hit $10.9 million

    In the SCEA press release about NPD figures this morning was confirmation that Americans spent $10.9 million on DualShock 3 in April. Rumbling for the win. We’re promised the European launch of the new controller is “imminent”, but we still have no release date. Hurry up, SCEE.

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  • April NPD: Pachter "surprised" by low PS3 and 360 sales

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael has issued a research note exclaiming “surprise” at sluggish 360 and PS3 console sales in April. Both machines came in well under his previous estimates. “We were surprised by relatively weak PS3 and Xbox 360 sales, especially given the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV late in the month,” he said. “We […]

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  • April NPD: Greenberg says May will be better hardware indicator, GTA has new home

    Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s Product manager chief and the greenest man in games, told Gamasutra yesterday that April’s NPD data – which showed 360 beat PS3 in the States by the slimmest of margins last month – isn’t truly representative of the current picture of the market in the US. For that you’re going to have […]

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  • April NPD: Sony aims at exploding PS3 and software sales

    Sony’s post-NPD statement last night was full of big figures, saying that PS3 sales for April 2008 were up 127 percent, with more than 2 million pieces of PS3 software sold representing a year-over-year growth of 410%. Despite being soundly beaten in the GTA IV sales stakes, SCEA said the PS3 version attached better to […]

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  • April NPD: Microsoft focuses on 10 million US barrier, GTA IV and total spend

    In Microsoft’s NPD response statement last night, the company decided to focus squarely on the fact 360 has now sold more than 10 million units in the US and that the machine, apparently, is the most “significant contributor” to American industry spend. The second half of the release spoke only of GTA IV, rattling off […]

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  • April NPD: Nintendo stays stoical on giant sales

    Despite destroying the competition in the hardware stakes last month in the US, Nintendo issued another measured statement on last night’s NPD figures, simply stating the facts. There’s no need to spin when you’re this far ahead, frankly. “Wii sales were buoyed in part by the strong launch of Mario Kart Wii, which sold more […]

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  • April NPD: US market hits $1.23 billion, up 47%

    Huge sales of GTA IV and Mario Kart drove the US games industry up to a value of $1.23 billion in April, it was shown in last night’s NPD figures, up 47 percent on the previous month. Sales to date this year now stand at $5.47 billion, up 31 percent on the first four months […]

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  • April NPD: Wii dominates hardware sales, 360 beats PS3

    Well, if that’s all 360 can manage after such massive sales of GTA IV last month, we get the sneaking suspicion summer may not be so pretty for Microsoft. Xbox 360 just outsold PS3 in April in the US, moving 188,000 units compared to PS3′s 187,100. Wii and DS lorded over it all, destroying the […]

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  • April NPD: GTA IV 360 destroys PS3 SKU, both over 1 million

    According to April’s NPD figures, the biggest selling game in America last month was the 360 version of GTA IV by a considerable margin, the SKU selling 1.85 million units. The PS3 version sold 1 million copies, coming third to Wii’s Mario Kart. Full list: GTA IV – Xbox 360 – 1.85 million* Mario Kart […]

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