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Xbox Live Marketplace in March detailed

Major Nelson’s detailed the highlights from Xbox Live Marketplace schedule for March.

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March headlines

  • "No plans" for March PS3 price cut, says SCEA

    Sony has officially taken the PR laser to yet another rumorous growth on its back – this time, a potential PS3 price cut. In short, no price slashing in March 2009. None. Definitely not. “There are no plans for a price reduction on PS3 in March 09, and anything reported on or discussed otherwise is […]

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  • March NPD in-depth with coloured graphs

    Here it is: Next-Gen’s published its monthly NPD analysis feature, which is pretty much starting to be an essential read. Good graphs this month, with solid use of line and bar charts, including a nice “fantasy” extrapolation for hardware sales. The rainbow culminative revenue graph on page eight is right up there with the best: […]

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  • March NPD data: Everything in one place

    Sleep, like lunch, is for wimps. We don’t need it. You do, and we accept that, which is why we get up when Mr Sun is still sleepy-bobos to make sure you know absolutely everything you need to know about last night’s NPD data when you need to know it. You can look at other […]

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  • March NPD data: Month was "perfect storm," says analyst

    In a note based on last night’s NPD figures, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich called March a “perfect storm” for American games sales. “Super Smash Bros. Brawl fulfilled the needs of the casual, social, and sub-13 year old markets,” he said. “The hardcore gamers seeking heavy action and strong multiplayer support had […]

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  • March NPD data: Supply will beat PS3 going forward, says Microsoft

    Speaking to Next-Gen, Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg has expanded on the company statement about March’s NPD figures – which showed that 360 gained a slight lead on PS3 for the month, saying that full supply of the Microsoft machine is the key to staying ahead in the months to come. “We had […]

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  • March NPD data: Wii wins in Canada

    Woohoo! There should be more Canadian involvement in all this NPD stuff. Nintendo Canada issued a press release last night saying Wii had won above the diving line for March, saying that Wii “has reached another milestone by becoming the top selling next generation home console video game system in Canada.” Brawl sold more than […]

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  • March NPD data: Sony ignores 360 in statement, focuses on growth

    Sony steadfastly ignored the fact PS3 was outsold by Xbox 360 in the US in March in a press release issued last night, instead focussing on NPD data showing “100% Year-Over-Year” growth for the machine. PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) continued the strong momentum with 257,120 units sold in March. (according to NPD March 2008 sales data). This […]

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  • March NPD data: Microsoft talks GTA and "#2 position" in statement

    Microsoft must be feeling very pleased with itself. It didn’t even feel the need to mention PS3 once in its NPD statement, instead focussing heavily on GTA and the fact it expects retailers to be fully stocked with 360 hardware for the launch of the game at the end of March. Consumers continue to make […]

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  • March NPD data: Nintendo lords over it all with statement

    Nintendo issued a muted statement last night to its stellar success in the US last month, saying only that its American business defined momentum for the industry and it expected its run to continue. “Nintendo again defined industry momentum in both home and portable video games sales,” said the press release. “Nintendo systems represented 58 […]

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  • March NPD data: Explosive US market up 57% year-on-year

    NPD figures released last night show that both Michael Pachter and Colin Sebastian underestimated sales in the US last month – the analysts predicted growth of 47 percent and 35 percent respectively – as the American sector increased 57 percent year-on-year. The total value of the US games market in March was $1.7 billion, compared […]

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  • March NPD date: Smash Bros. Brawl bestselling game for the month

    Probably not the most giant surprise of all time, but Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the biggest selling game in America last month, with 2.7 million units sold. It was the only game to clear 1 million units in March, with Vegas 2 in second place selling just over 750,000 games and Army of Two […]

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  • March NPD data: Xbox 360 outsells PS3

    Pachter was wrong: March’s NPD data shows that Xbox 360 outsold PS3 last month in the US, moving 262,000 units to PS3′s 257,000. Microsoft’s obviously rather happy about that, as you can see here. It’s all rather academic, obviously: Wii destroyed both of them with 721,000 units sold, but them’s the breaks.

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  • March NPD data: Wii wins US hardware race

    Wii was the biggest selling games hardware in America in March, NPD data released last night has shown. The only serious challenge to the result came from DS, so Nintendo’s probably quite pleased about that. List in full: Wii–721,000 Nintendo DS–698,000 PlayStation Portable–297,000 Xbox 360–262,000 PlayStation 3–257,000 PlayStation 2–216,000

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  • Wii outsells PS3 3:1 in Japan in March

    Reuters is reporting that Wii sold three times as many consoles than Playstation 3 in Japan in March. Based on the latest Enterbrain figures, Wii sold 265,542 units compared to PS3′s 81,579. Further, PSP is still top of the tree in the Japanese handheld stakes, selling 415,415 units in March compared to DS’s 255,124: that […]

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