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NPD November console estimates place Xbox 360 as Black Friday king

NPD sales estimates have been released for America, and Xbox 360 has emerged as the victor of a busy November, the same month that saw Black Friday sales and the launch of Wii U. Microsoft’s console sold an estimated 1,400,000 units in November alone, trumping last year’s thanksgiving sales. See where everyone else placed below.

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  • NPD October 2010: Xbox and DS lead hardware, Fallout: New Vegas hits software jackpot

    It has not – for obvious reasons – been an enjoyable 24 hours for the gaming industry. But hey, it’s not quite all doom and gloom, seeing as October swung in and finally saved software sales from their six-month downward tumble. Also, Microsoft’s looking pretty pleased with itself on both the software and hardware fronts. […]

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  • April NPDs - everything in one place

    When you hear the word “April,” what do you think of? Chocolate rabbits? Practical jokes? Finally taking down your Christmas lights? Well, we think of videogame sales. That’s all we think of. Ever. See inside our minds after the break.

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  • NPD top-20 software sales show Nintendomination

    Nintendo may not have put in a vintage performance for August’s NPD top-ten software sales, but numbers 11-20 are another story entirely. Mainstays like New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS were joined – but not surpassed – by Ninty newcomers like Professor Layton and Madden NFL 10. The full list is after the […]

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  • August NPD: US game industry still in decline by 16%

    The NPD numbers are in for the month of August, and the industry saw its sixth consecutive month-over-month decline, what with the 16 percent slip year-on-year. While this is an improvement over the past few month, the decline can only be combated by climbing 14 percent aggregate for 2009 to “come in flat in comparison […]

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  • Tim Schafer: fans worry too much about game sales

    Doublefine daddy Tim Schafer thinks you should stop studying the NPDs until you’re bloody and broken and get on with your life. His rationale: Publishers don’t give two flips about sales so long as you make great games. “Fans worry too much about sales, to tell you the truth,” he told MTV Multiplayer. “As long […]

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  • Decline in Wii sales possible in July, "enhancements" to PSP and DS this year, says analyst

    It’s NPD week! Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian just issued a note saying the firm expects Wii sales to have dropped in the US last month, although the doomsayer may have to wait for their “I told you so” moment for a while yet. “We believe a sequential decline in Wii sales is possible in July, […]

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  • Pachter on Nintendo: "How the hell do they keep doing this?"

    In the wake of May’s NPD release Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has warned that focusing on the struggle between 360 and PS3 in the US is missing the point. The real story is about Nintendo. “I don’t really think that Microsoft and Sony are doing badly – just doing badly in comparison to Nintendo,” […]

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  • Up to 40% growth expected in the US for May

    Lazard Capital and Wedbush Morgan have both put out bullish growth figure for the US games market this morning, ahead of the release of May NPD data this week. The former is predicting 30 percent growth year-on-year for the month, with Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter pushing the boat out a little further to 39 percent. […]

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  • Pachter: 360 outsold PS3 in the US in May

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter just issued a research note saying he expects that Xbox 360 outsold PS3 in the US last month. “We estimate sell-through of 750,000 Wii, 250,000 Xbox 360 and 225,000 PS3 consoles. For purposes of comparison, The simExchange prediction market forecasts 744,000 Wii, 216,000 Xbox 360 and 228,000 PS3 consoles sold, while […]

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  • Sebastian: No PS3 price cut this year

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian said this morning that while he expects a 360 price drop this year in the $50 region, a PS3 cut is not expected. “We continue to expect Xbox 360 price cuts this year (~$50 reduction), while Sony appears content to focus on achieving PlayStation profitability at the current PS3 price points,” […]

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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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  • Pachter: PS3 outsold 360 in April in the US

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has released a research note saying that he expects PS3 to have outsold Xbox 360 in the US in April. Here are his estimates, according to Next-Gen (simExchange predictions): Wii: 600,000 (734,000) PS3: 290,000 (363,000) Xbox 360: 275,000 (381,000) PS2: 160,000 (n/a) DS: 550,000 (609,000) PSP: 235,000 (282,000) We asked Michael […]

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  • Pachter: GTA IV sold more on 360 than PS3 in the US last month

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has just told videogaming247 that he expects the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV outsold the PS3 version in America last month, ahead of NPD data to be released this week. The analyst said that his research note on the figures is to be released in approximately 35 minutes. Stay tuned, […]

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  • Pachter: 360 outsold PS3 in the US last month

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has just told videogaming247 that he expects Xbox 360 to have outsold PS3 in America last month, ahead of NPD data to be released this week. The analyst said that his research note on the figures is to be released in approximately 45 minutes. Stay tuned, stat fans.

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  • Sebastian predicts 35% increase in US sales for March

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian has predicted a 35 percent increase in March US sales year-on-year ahead of tomorrow’s NPD data. “We estimate video game software sales increased 35%+ in March. NPD is scheduled to release video game sell-through data tomorrow afternoon,” he said in a research note. “Based on our retail and industry checks, we […]

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  • Pachter: March sales up 47% YoY in the US

    According to a research note just issued by Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter, NPD data issued this week is likely to show that the US market grew by 47 percent year on year in March. Pachter predicted that total US sales hit $850 million, compared to $579 million in 2007. More from the note below. NPD […]

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  • Pachter: PS3 outsold Xbox 360 in March in the US

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has just issued a research note that predicts PS3 outsold Xbox 360 in the US last month. The analyst said that he expects PS3 to have sold 365,000 units to Xbox 360′s 310,000. He said that PS2 is expected to have sold 320,000 machines, and that PSP moved 300,000 consoles. Wii […]

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  • March NPD data to show 35% growth for March, says analyst

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian just published a note saying he expects next week’s March NDP data to show a heavy sales rise for the month. “We estimate 35 percent growth in March software data,” he said. “Next week, NPD is scheduled to release industry sell-through data for the month of March. We believe software sales […]

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  • NPD data: PS3 outsold Xbox 360 in February, says Pachter

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has told videogaming247 that his firm expects that PS3 outsold Xbox 360 in February, ahead of the release of NPD data on Thursday. PS3′s lead over the Microsoft machine, Pachter reasoned, was due to continuing supply issues for Xbox 360. His view is in contradiction to The simExchange’s prediction that 360 […]

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