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Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 19:57 GMT
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 18:52 GMT
In another note to Joystiq, NPD has told the site that eight out of the top 25 titles on the software chart in February belonged to 3DS, and it cited such “examples” as: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, FIFA Soccer, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joystiq notes the last two titles mentioned were February releases, while the rest are mainstays from previous releases. The NPD top 10 chart for February was devoid of any 3DS titles.
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 18:57 GMT
NPD has told Joystiq that Asura’s Wrath moved 36,000 copies in the US during its first week in the US, and EA’s Syndicate was only 2,000 copies short matching those figures with 34,000 copies sold during February. Both games launched on February 21 in the US, giving each eight days before sales were tallied.
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 16:37 GMT
NPD has said Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which landed in the four spot on the February charts in the US, sold a total of 330,000 across PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The figures don’t include regions outside the US, or sales through Steam and Origin. We’ll have to wait on EA to provide those figures. We’ll send a mail. Thanks, Joystiq.
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 09:25 GMT
Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the major challenger to the perennial Call of Duty in the NPD’s February 2012 report, which noted another year-on-year depression in retail sales across the board.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 | 08:47 GMT
EEDAR’s announced its hired Richard Ow as its vice president of sales and strategy, overseeing the interactive entertainment sector. Ow, who comes over to the analyst firm from NPD as product development director, said his new role was “a unique opportunity to apply my industry knowledge and expertise to a rapidly growing organization.”
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 | 08:05 GMT
The NPD Group’s January 2012 report on US retail shows a marked depression over past years’ results.
Mon, Feb 06, 2012 | 00:59 GMT
The NPD Group Australia has revealed a 12.8% year-on-year decrease in traditional retail in 2011, but local industry expects digital revenue to climb.
Sun, Feb 05, 2012 | 23:16 GMT
NPD Group Australia has revealed Sony took the greatest slice of market share at Australian retail over 2011.
Fri, Feb 03, 2012 | 18:04 GMT
NPD has announced it’s reached an agreement with Walmart, which will allow the firm to include the retail giant’s sales data in its monthly games industry report. Information from both physical and an online outlets will be included. The agreement also includes data from other offerings the chain sells, which NPD also tracks, such as toys, home items, apparel, etcetera. “This agreement is truly a game changer for NPD and for the industry,” said NPD president and COO Karyn Schoenbart. “With Walmart data, we will be able to provide our clients with world class information and solidify our leadership position as the premier source of market insight in our industries. We look forward to offering our clients the best information ever for understanding their customers in order to drive better decisions and grow their businesses.” Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 13:31 GMT
NPD December 2011 report has shown US industry sales at $3.99 billion, a 21% year-over-year decline.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 23:14 GMT
According to a new report from the NPD Group, the third quarter of 2011 saw US gamers spend more on non-traditional business models than packaged retail goods.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 | 20:57 GMT
NPD analyst Anita Frazier has told Eurogamer that Rayman Origins sold a little over 50,000 copies during the month of November in the US. While she wouldn’t reveal where it landed on the chart, she did tell the site that Sonic Generations hit 26 on the chart, and through she failed to provide uni sales for the title. For context, Super Mario 3D Land sold over 625,000, and while Frazier didn’t say where it landed on the full-chart, it wasn’t in the top 10 for the month. Rayman Origins was release in the US on November 15.
Tue, Dec 06, 2011 | 00:39 GMT
Ahead of the NPD’s release of US sales figures for November, analysts have picked the Xbox 360 as a clear favourite.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 21:53 GMT
NPD has been doing a bit of math, and according to its figures for the 12 months ending October 31, the dance genre has grown 326% percent year-over-year. When compared to overall videogame sales, the later has only grown yoy by 3%. Last month, NPD noted that the dance category was up 135% when comparing October 2010 figures to the same period in 2011. Two titles which can help confirm the growth in the genre are Just Dance and Dance Central: the former is up 85% yoy in sales and the later passed the 2.5 million sales mark in August of this year. According to NPD, 8 out of every 10 players of dance games are female, the majority of which are teenagers or younger.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 19:29 GMT
Mobile analytics firm Flurry, along with NPD data suggest Apple and Android games have surpassed both Nintendo and Sony in the gaming on the go market.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 18:22 GMT
A list released by NPD, apparently included in Ubisoft’s earnings report today, cites Call of Duty: Black Ops as selling close to 15 million copies in the US as of September 2011.
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 21:49 GMT
In the first nine months of 2011, each of the three traditional games industry markets returned very different sales results.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 | 02:02 BST
September 2011 saw a six percent decrease in physical sales compared to the same period one year ago, according to the NPD’s monthly sales track report, making it the fourth month in the row to post a decrease.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 15:16 BST
NPD has released a report citing the amount spent by US consumers on gaming accessories, content and hardware during Q2 of the 2011 fiscal year, and the figure currently stands at $4.5 billion, which is up one percent year-over-year.