September Npd

Xbox One wins September NPD, giving Microsoft three consecutive months in the top spot [Update]

Xbox One is still out-performing PS4, which is a grand return on Microsoft’s refocused efforts.

September Npd headlines

  • Metal Gear Solid couldn't beat sports games last month

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was not the bestselling game of September in the US, according to the NPD.

  • PS4 leads US console sales for the ninth month in a row

    PS4 has outsold Xbox One in the US for nine consecutive months now.

  • Destiny gave the PlayStation Store its biggest month ever

    Destiny was a huge launch for Sony, with digital sales of Bungie’s latest pushing the PlayStation Store to record highs during September.

  • Xbox One sold more than PS4 in September, analyst says

    According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, Microsoft has sold more Xbox One consoles during September than Sony did PlayStation 4s, in the U.S.

  • Destiny sales not enough to stop September slump, says analyst

    Destiny sold well, but not well enough to challenge GTA 5 and keep September sales from falling off sharply year-over-year, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

  • NPD September: GTA 5 drives retail to first spike since January

    GTA 5 ensured retail sales in the US trended upwards for the first time in nine months, according to the latest report from the NPD Group.

  • Wii U sales up 200% in September, 3DS best-selling US console - NPD

    Drawing on this month’s NPD figures, Nintendo has announced excellent sales results for both the Wii U and 3DS.

  • NPD: Xbox and Madden on top, 3DS hardware jumps

    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.

  • September NPD - Everything in one place

    We’re very lucky. We can go to sleep, and a writer in Northern Ireland magically writes up the entire NPD. Want all the detail on American sales in September? You, love, are in the right place. September NPD – Slight YoY increase reported, second best September since ’07 September NPD – ODST wins on software […]

  • September NPD in graph format

    This is very similar to last month’s but this time Gamasutra’s stepped up to the plate. If you have already forgotten; 360 beat PS3 whilst Wii outsold them both combined and Force Unleashed lorded over the software sales. Anyway, nice graphs we reckon, so check them out. By Mike Bowden

  • NPD September PC chart: Spore in number one shock

    NPD’s published PC games sales charts for September, with Spore topping the list. WAR came second, a fact likely to not even shock your mother. There’s not even faux shock here. There is no shock. List below. More on Shacknews. Thanks, Kotaku. Spore Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning The Sims 2 Apartment Life Warhammer Online: […]

  • September NPD - Everything in one place

    Sales took an apparent beating in the US month, thanks to the comparison to the launch of Halo 3 last September, but things are still “buoyant,” so that’s fine. Everything you need from last night’s release of September NPD data is below. Sleep is for stupid people. September NPD – Wii pulls ahead, 360 takes […]

  • September NPD - Figure-happy Nintendo points to "unique controls" for success

    Nintendo focused on “unique controls” as the reason its hardware destroyed the competition in the US again last month. The scene at Nintendo of America’s office but be one of boredom by this point – “What shall we talk about now?” “May as well do the controls this time, innit.” From the release: Backed by […]

  • September NPD - Microsoft points to 42% post-cut hardware surge

    Microsoft focused squarely on post price-cut Xbox 360 hardware sales in its post-NPD press release last night, saying figures had risen 42 percent in the wake of the US drop. “347,000 Xbox 360 consoles sold in September following our U.S. price cut on Sept. 5 contributing to a U.S. install base of 11.3 million (September […]

  • September NPD - Sony talks "solid footing," PS3 sales up 95% YoY

    Sony issued a serious business press release for a serious business situation in the wake of last night’s September NPD figures, using words like “solid,” “footing” and “confident” to describe PS3’s performance and position as it moves into the Christmas period. “We remain confident that our footing is solid as we enter the holiday season […]

  • September NPD - Big PC releases noted against console software drop

    Although software sales dropped back in the US on a year-for-year basis in September, thanks in the main to the release of Halo 3 in 2007, NPD noted in its press release last night that two major PC releases were worth considering in the month. PC games are not normally included in the NPDs monthly […]

  • September NPD - US games sales drop 7% to $1.27 billion thanks to Halo 3 comparison

    US games sales dropped 7 percent year-on-year in September – down from $1.35 billion to $1.27 billion – thanks to a hard comparison with the launch of Halo 3 last year, said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “This is the first true monthly decline the industry has experienced since March of 2006,” she said. “It’s important […]

  • September NPD - Force Unleashed lords over software sales

    The Force Unleashed on 360 was the biggest selling game in the US last month, according to NPD figures, with big name Nintendo franchises and a couple of EA games making up the rest of the top 10. Get the rest of the raw NPD data here. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – (360, LucasArts) […]

  • September NPD - Wii pulls ahead, 360 takes PS3

    Nintendo console sales again flattened the competition in the US last month, with 360 comfortably ahead of PS3 following a heavy price cut. Find all the raw NPD data here. Wii – 687.0K Nintendo DS – 536.8K Xbox 360 – 347.2K PSP – 238.1K PlayStation 3 – 232.4K PlayStation 2 – 173.5K

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