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May Npd

PS4 outsells Xbox One in the US for the fifth consecutive month

PlayStation 4 once more outsold its rival the Xbox One at US retail in the month of May, giving Sony five months straight at the top of the hardware charts.

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May Npd headlines

  • NPD May: Deep Silver, Nintendo strong in grim month

    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.

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  • NPD May - Diablo III beats out multi-plats, 3DS tops hardware

    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.

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  • NPD: US retail slumps to lowest point since 2006, L.A. Noire tops software chart

    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.

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  • Matthews analyses May NPD till it bleeds

    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 […]

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  • US games revenue fall below $1 billion for May

    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. […]

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  • May NPD anaysis graphs fail to deliver

    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.

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  • May NPD: Year-to-date sales hit $6.58 billion

    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 […]

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