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NPD August: Darksiders 2, Xbox 360 dominate

Darksiders 2 was the best-selling game at US retail during the month of August.

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August Npd headlines

  • Pachter expects 30 percent year-on-year drop in August NPDs

    Ahead of the NPD’s August sales data release this week, Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter has predicted a gloomy result.

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  • Nintendo's take on August NPD: DS sold twice as many units as any other system

    In August, Nintendo hardware sales continued to increase month-to-month, with DS tops for the second month in a row, and Wii the second best selling console, again, for August. Combined, DS and Wii moved 830,300 units while broken down, DS moved 552,900 and Wii 227,400. “August NPD results showed an increase in month-to-month sales for […]

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  • August NPD: Music game sales are down 46%

    NPD Group’s Anita Frazier has stated that music game sales are down 46 percent year-on-year, and but unit sales are “down much less because lower prices are playing into the dollar sales decline.” However, there looks to be a possible silver-lining with The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5 both having debuted this month, […]

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  • August NPD Hardware: PS3 sales boosted by 72% over July

    According to the NPD Group’s Anita Frazier, all hardware systems with the exception of PS2 “realized an increase in unit sales over July”. The PS3 captured the greatest increase month-over-month with unit sales boosted by 72% over July levels, but DS was the clear winner in August. DS 552.9K (538.9K) Wii 277.4K (252.5K) Xbox 360 […]

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  • DS breaks August sales record in the US

    According to this Wired piece, DS sold more in August than any other console ever in the US. Nintendo sold 518,300 DS Lite’s in America last month, the first time NPD has tracked a game console as moving over half a million units in August. The previous record was set when Sony sold 454,300 units […]

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  • August NPD in graph format

    Edge has posted up its monthly NPD analysis feature, which is probably good news if you’re Peter Moore. Madden flattened the opposition with a top-three finish in the US last month, while on the hardware side things played out as per normal, with 360 and PS3 virtually neck and neck while DS and Wii ran […]

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  • Wii Fit wins Canadian August NPD

    The GlobeAndMail‘s published the top 20 software chart from last night’s Canadian NPD for August, although there are no figures to be had, sadly. Wii Fit won it. No idea on hardware. Hit this for all the news from the US NPD release. Wii Fit – Wii Mario Kart Wii – Wii Madden NFL 09 […]

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  • August NPD: Everything in one place

    What a shocker that was. DS beat everything, Wii beat PS3 and 360, and 360 beat PS3. Who’d have thunk it? You may well just be waking up to this, like most normal people in Europe, but thankfully you don’t need to go anywhere else to find out what sold what in the US in […]

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  • August NPD: Nintendo praises double hardware win, Wii nearly hits 12 million

    Nintendo focused on yet another hardware win in its post-NPD press release last night, saying that Wii’s 448,000 sales in the US last month had brought the machine’s American install base close to 12 million. DS’s 514,000 sales made it the most popular Stateside games machine in August. Five Nintendo format games had been in […]

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  • August NPD: Sony points to "strong month" in statement

    Sony stuck to numbers in its post-NPD press release last night, saying it had shown “strong” sales in the US in August and keeping the trash talk very light. “We had yet another strong month for PlayStation in August, which validates that consumers are indeed recognizing the long-term value that PS3 offers as both a […]

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  • August NPD: Xbox 360 hits 10.9 million install base in the US

    Microsoft announced last night that Xbox 360 now stands at an install base of 10.9 million in the US, meaning the machine will pass the 11 million mark this month. That’s barring some kind of Biblical disaster, obviously. Xbox 360 beat PS3 in August US sales, NPD data showed yesterday. Get the rest of our […]

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  • August NPD: Microsoft noble in response to HD victory

    Microsoft’s post-NPD press release didn’t mention PS3 once, which probably goes to show just how close it is between 360 and the Sony machine in the US. Instead, the statement focused on the figures, reiterating primarily that post-cut 360 sales were up 100 percent in the US in the first week of September, and saying […]

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  • August NPD: US growth slows to single digit for first time in 27 months

    August NPD data has shown that the US market grew 9 percent year-on-year last month, the first time monthly growth has dipped below 10 percent in 27 months. The overall industry took $994.8 million in revenue in August. Hardware accounted for $384.6 of that figure, a 3 percent year-on-year increase. Wii and DS were still […]

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  • August NPD: Xbox 360 claims shock victory over PS3

    The NPD results are in, and against all predictions Xbox 360 outsold PlayStation 3 in August in the US. The Microsoft machine sold 195,200 machines to PS3′s 185,400 consoles. Both Michael Pachter and EEDAR predicted a PS3 win in the HD console market. Expect Microsoft to go PR mental over this. Get all the raw […]

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  • August NPD: EA's Madden takes top three

    According to the August NPD data, all three versions of EAs Madden 09 cleaned up in the software sales charts for the month. The 360 version came in first, selling a whopping 1 million copies, whilst its PS3 (643k) and PS2 (424.5k) counterparts came in second and third respectively. In fact, Madden was the only […]

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  • August NPD: Figures released, 360 beats PS3

    NPD’s released its August figures. Everything below: Hardware Unit Sales PlayStation 3 – 185.4K PSP – 253.0K PS2 – 144.1K 360 – 195.2K Wii – 453.0K Nintendo DS – 518.3K Software Madden NFL 09 (360, EA) Madden NFL 09 (PS3, EA) Madden NFL 09 (PS2, EA) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) […]

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  • Madden "may" have beaten GTA in US last month, says Moore

    Peter Moore’s told Gamasutra that Madden sales are up. In fact, he’s said that Madden 09′s done $133.5 million in sales in its launch month, 6 percent more than Madden 08. “In the month of August we may be bigger than a certain Eastern European gangster,” he said. Couldn’t wait for tomorrow’s NPD, clearly. More […]

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