Tag Archives: npd
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.
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 | 17:01 BST
NPD figures won’t deliver pleasant when they are released on Thursday, according to Cowen & Company industry analyst Doug Creutz.
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 | 16:18 BST
Darksiders 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3D figures have been expanded up by NPD after releasing its monthly US retail report.
Wed, Sep 05, 2012 | 15:52 BST
NPD Group has released a report citing a decline in the number of gamers in the US during 2012.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 | 08:26 BST
The NPD Group has released its regular monthly report on US sales figures, showing yet another month of decreased spending.
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 23:44 BST
Ahead of tomorrow’s full July report, the NPD Group has released some interesting figures showing a significant increase in digital sales.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 | 15:00 BST
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 22:21 BST
Nintendo has announced ahead of the NPDs Nintendo 3DS has now sold 5 million units in the United States.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 14:05 BST
2.1 million games were sold at retail in the UK throughout June, down more than 40 percent on the same month in 2011, while revenue raised by UK stores was down from £78.4 million to £48.4 million, a drop of 38 percent.
The number one selling game in June was Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, followed by LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which has so far spent three consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts.
The grim sales figures come as Wedbush Morgan analyst, Michael Pachter, predicted that US sales during June will be down by around 34% year-on-year.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 03:19 BST
When the NPD Group releases its June sales report later this week, Michael Pachter isn’t banking on good news.
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 | 09:33 BST
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 | 04:51 BST
Of the $3.4 billion the NPD estimates was spent on gaming in the first quarter of 2012, new retail purchases accounted for just $1.5 billion.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 19:09 BST
NPD has published its 2012 Online Gaming report, and according to the firm’s findings, customers are becoming more confident with digital purchases as one-third said they would rather buy a digital copy of a game instead of a physical copy. This figure is up 10% compared to the number of digital consumers in 2011. The survey found that 40% of those who purchased games also bought at least one game in both digital and physical formats. The data was collected over a three month period with 8,500 participants.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 21:05 BST
Cowen analyst Doug Creutz has said Diablo III sold 1 million units at retail during May in the US. Citing NPD figures, Creutz said Max Payne 3 and Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier both sold 400,000 units each, which is 200,000 units below what the firm estimated for each title. Despite the lower than predicted sales, both titles were the best-selling console titles at retail for the month. Thanks, Gamasutra.
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.