February

Japanese hardware sales, February 9-15

This week, Japanese hardware sales held steady – like an abandoned puppy waiting for its heartless master – only shuffling a lonely limb or two as needed to survive. Yeah. You’re reading about Japanese videogame hardware sales, and real, saucer-eyed canines are out there somewhere without even a sweater to their names. Sickening. Here are […]

February headlines

  • Mirror’s Edge DLC chased right into February

    Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that Mirror’s Edge was scheduled to receive a DLC time trial pack on January 29. According to a post by producer Tom Farrer on the PlayStation Blog, however, fans won’t be hurdling across blocky, unrealistic levels until February. When contacted by Shacknews for clarification, EA explained that […]

  • Kill yourself with February NPD stat analysis

    Those boys really do love their graphs. Next-Gen’s beaten the February NPD data to death, hung it up in a tree and set fire to it, just for completion’s sake, publishing six pages of graphs, figures and words on what US games sales mean to you. There are black and white graphs, green graphs and […]

  • NPD figures: Everything on one place

    You need to know what’s happening at US retail. It’s so important you know what PS3’s attach ratio was for February. You may die if you don’t. Thankfully, then, we got up in the middle of the night to write about all this stuff. Below you’ll find links to everything related to NPD data for […]

  • NPD figures: Cut 360 price now to curb PS3 momentum, says analyst

    Jesse Divnich, analyst for prediction market the simExchange, has said that PlayStation 3 has now gained real momentum in the US and that Microsoft must cut the price of the mahcine to remain competitive. His comments came after the release of February NPD data last night, which showed PS3 ahead of 360 in America for […]

  • NPD figures: Nintendo focuses on giant hardware sales

    Nintendo’s response to last night’s NPD figures focused on the fact DS and Wii had acheived nothing short of stunning success in America last month. “The latest video game industry sales figures reported by the independent NPD Group show that Nintendo DS and Wii topped the US charts for February,” said the statement. “Nintendo DS […]

  • NPD figures: Microsoft focuses on GTA IV and "improving" hardware stocks

    Microsoft’s response to last night’s NPD data was a tad more muted than Sony and Nintendo’s – unsurprising as Xbox 360 was beaten into fifth place out of six consoles for the month – focusing instead on the upcoming April release of GTA IV. “For February’s NPD reporting period, Xbox 360 remained in a supply […]

  • NPD figures: CoD4 on 360 dominates US in February

    Call of Duty 4 on Xbox 360 topped US games sales for February, according to NPD data released overnight. Note that five of the top ten games are on 360, despite some fairly terrible stock handling for the month from Microsoft. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) – 296.2K Devil May Cry 4 […]

  • NPD figures: Xbox 360 battered as US sales hit $1.33 billion

    Here they are, then. NPD released sales data for the US market in February overnight, and Microsoft was right to call it early. Xbox 360 got a proper shoeing in the hardware stakes, coming is as the second least highest selling machine in America next only to PSP. Microsoft said earlier this week that the […]