Tag Archives: may npd
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 10:39 BST
The NPD Group has released its monthly report on retail sales in the US, showing very little movement in the software chart but strong performances from Nintendo and up-and-coming publisher Deep Silver.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 02:56 BST
The NPD Group’s monthly report on US retail sales shows a significant dip in overall sales, but strong performances from Blizzard’s Diablo III and the 3DS.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 | 17:10 BST
The NPD Group has reported that games retail hits its lowest point in years during May, dropping 14 percent on last year’s figures to $743.1 million.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 | 15:07 BST
Figures, figures, figures. But what do they mean? The May NPD has been motherfucking tamed by Gamasutra’s Matt Mathews right here. Essential stuff.
It’s the business. Annotated graphs with transitioned grey backgrounds; a shift from the Dayglo colour theme to a sultry red and blue for the diagrams; spectacular use of the word “segment”: it’s got it all.
VG247 says 9/10. We’ll have a mark off for the lack of pie charts. Don’t miss it.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 06:55 BST
America’s tough comps got even tougher last night, as NPD announced a butt-puckering 23 percent decline in overall games revenue for May on a year-over-year basis.
Sales were down to $863.3 million from $1.12 billion in May last year, the first time the total monthly industry figure has fallen below $1 billion since August 2007.
Hardware was down to $302,500, a 30 percent drop.
Software revenue fell to $448,900, a 17 percent decrease, while peripheral sales slid 5 percent to $112,000.
“The video games industry continues to struggle with difficult comparisons to last year, and this is the first month that industry sales have dipped below $1 billion since August 2007,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.
“May is typically one of the lowest revenue-generating months in any given year for the industry in general.”
Mon, Jun 16, 2008 | 09:01 BST
Next-Gen’s May NPD analysis is as exhaustive as ever, but we can’t help feeling the graphs have their sparkle this month. Still, there are enough facts here to make you cry, so you have to read. Just to prove you can.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 11:50 BST
According to this GameDaily report, year to date sales are now confirmed at $6.58 billion in the US, following the release of NPD data last night.
The figure shows a 32 percent increase over sales in the same period last year.
NPD analyst Anita Frazier noted that this exceeds total 1997 annual revenues.
“The industry is on pace to achieve revenues in the $21-$23B range for 2008,” she said.
More through the link. Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.