Tag Archives: npd
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 12:49 BST
Nintendo’s Wii U sale woes could be continuing, according to a batch of allegedly leaked NPD sales figures currently doing the rounds. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has suggested that the numbers are mostly accurate. If true, then only 38,000 Wii U consoles were sold across North America in April.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 18:32 BST
According to a note from analyst firm Cowen and Company, NPD sales are projected to face a sharp decline until the release of Madden NFL in July.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 16:39 BST
Despite launching later in the month, BioShock Infinite was the best-selling game in the US in March.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 23:20 BST
This month’s NPD Report drops today, with Microsoft the first to spill details. The platform holder shifted 261,000 Xbox 360 consoles over the course of the month.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 09:18 BST
NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime has said 3DS game sales have surpassed 20 million units in the US, and those figures are just for physical sales.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 20:37 BST
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia expects NPD figures for March 2013 to be down by 10-15% when the numbers are reported tomorrow.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 11:42 BST
Gears of War: Judgment and God of War: Ascension “significantly underperformed” in March, new report finds
Gears of War: Judgment and God of War: Ascension both performed poorly through March according to a new report from market analysts Cowen & Company.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 16:00 GMT
Wii U moved 66,000 units in the US last month according to NPD data released in a Macquarie Capital analyst note. According to the note, the system came in last place in sales, with Xbox 360 moving 302,000 units and PS3 263,000 units. The firm felt Wii U showed well with 45% growth month-over-month, with the Deluxe model showing an 70% increase in consumer demand. Thanks GI International.
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 | 18:54 GMT
A recent NPD survey polled gamers on their spending habits, and it turns out that 78 percent of core players will regularly buy used games, while 70 percent regularly buy full digital versions of retail titles.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 14:00 GMT
An NPD report states that 29% of the 887 “core” participants polled by the firm plan on buying a next-gen console at launch. Those polled in the US were between the ages of nine and over which play video game five hours or more a week and owned a Mac, PC, PS3, or Xbox 360. According to the report posted on Game Zone, NPD polled 6,322 , but only 887 of respondents were categorized as a “core” gamer. Get the full thing through the link. Thanks, CVG.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 15:06 GMT
Nintendo shares are up 5.6% due to US sales figures released by NPD last night.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 00:24 GMT
Nintendo’s Wii U managed to shift 460,000 units in the US in December 2012, for a life to date total of 890,000.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 10:20 GMT
The NPD Group’s regular monthly report has crowned the Xbox 360 king of the US market for a full two years.
Mon, Jan 07, 2013 | 16:41 GMT
This Thursday the NPD Group will publish its December sales report and according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter the news will not be cheerful. The decline of Call of Duty and Nintendo’s inability to spark strong sales are just two key areas of concern for the analyst.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 20:21 GMT
The latest NPD report cites game consoles as the third largest category of online devices connected to the Internet by residents of the United States. Figures in the report show 425 million web-connected devices in US American homes, 39 million of which are game consoles. The figures are interesting because the most recent US census report shows 315 million people live in the country – meaning there are 110 million more devices connected online than there are residents. Other connected devices used are as follows: desktops/laptops (183.8 million), smartphones (133 million), 31.8 million tablets, 16 million online HDTVs, 12.9 million connected Blu-ray players, and 8.5 million streaming media boxes. Thanks, GI International.
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 | 08:50 GMT
NPD industry analyst, Liam Callahan has released findings of his incoming February report, that places total consumer spending across America at $3.1 billion for the month of November alone. However, physical sales have indeed dipped, but the damage isn’t as bad as you might think. Get the stats below.
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 | 08:24 GMT
Even with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed III topping sales charts, the NPD’s November report shows double digit declines for the industry.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 21:49 GMT
Windows 8 hasn’t been the shot in arm of PC gaming it was expected to be, according to NPD Group. The firm’s analyst Stephen Baker told Digital Trends that while the new OS hasn’t “made the market any worse,” it also hasn’t provided any stimulation. “It hasn’t provided the impetus to sales everybody hoped for, he said. It probably didn’t help matters having so many high profile developers publicly declare their skepticism for the new operating system. According to a recent Steam survey, .44% of Steam users are running Windows 8, which equates to 237,600 users out of the 54 million registered Steam accounts. Microsoft announced in November it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since its October 26 launch; however, a research firm found only 15 million PC owners were using it. Via Gamespot.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 20:33 GMT
NPD Group Q3 2012 Games Market Dynamics report has been released for the US, and the data shows a 22% increase in digital sales.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 | 21:40 GMT
Resident Evil 6 sold 806,000 copies during October in the US, while Medal of Honor: Warfighter moved a little over 300,000, and Pokemon Black/White 2 moved 867,000 units combined.