NPD Group has published its video game sales report for the month of July, showcasing a strong performance for all major players, with Nintendo topping both the hardware and software charts.
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The video game industry analytics firm has published new data and predictions for the current year, signaling a very strong year for the gaming market as a whole with Nintendo taking the lead in Q4.
Nintendo has been beating PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in hardware sales over the last couple of months. In October, Nintendo Switch and the SNES Classic were the top units sold in the United States.
During an interview, an NPD Group analyst dispelled some misconceptions about the health of the gaming industry, and the impact digital games are having on sales in traditional retail outlets.
The demand for Nintendo's latest console has been tremendous with the Switch selling over 900,000 units in March. It also became the best-selling console in the US for April selling 280,000 units.
The latest NPD numbers indicate that both consoles are experiencing great numbers in the US but PS4 continues to be the dominant player. However, Microsoft's console also saw huge growth in January.
According to retail sales figures for December, the margin between Xbox and PlayStation 4 in terms of consoles sold ended up being razor thin while Xbox One saw good year-on-year growth.
Microsoft has announced that, according to the NPD Group, the Xbox One sold 258,000 units in the U.S. in February 2014, which surpassed Xbox 360 sales by 61 percent in the same comparable time period.
Microsoft may not have officially announced the U.S. sales numbers for Xbox One consoles for January, but clues offered by both Microsoft and NPD may have revealed the numbers from last month.
Sony and Microsoft bragged about U.S. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales in November. Sony says the NPD Group named the PS4 as the top seller while Microsoft says the Xbox One is the fastest seller.
Microsoft says that it sold 166,000 Xbox 360s in the U.S. during October 2013, regaining its position as America's top-selling game console after briefly losing the top spot to Sony in September.
Microsoft has announced that the U.S. sales of its Xbox 360 console dropped to 96,000 units during the month of August 2013. It's the first time ever that unit sales went below 100,000 per month.
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 game console outsold all of the other consoles in the US in May 2013, with 114,000 units, making this the 29th straight month on top of the US game market.
Microsoft has announced that it sold 130,000 units of its Xbox 360 console in the US during April 2013 and that the console outsold all other game consoles in the US for the 28th consecutive month.
Microsoft announced that it sold 302,000 units of the Xbox 360 game console in February 2013 in the US. Those numbers were more than any other current generation console for the 26th straight month.
Nintendo's new "next generation" Wii U console has reportedly hit a massive cliff in terms of sales, with a report claiming that just 57,000 units were sold in the US in January 2013.
Microsoft announced that it sold 281,000 units of its Xbox 360 game console in January 2013, and those number were more than any other current generation game console.
Microsoft sold 1.4 million units of its Xbox 360 console in the US during the month of December 2012, according to the NPD Group, but that's lower than the 1.7 million units it sold a year ago.
The NPD Group said today during the five week holiday period between November 18 and December 22, 2012, overall US Windows notebook unit sales were down 11 percent, despite the launch of Windows 8.
The well known retail research firm NPD Group has posted up a new press release proclaiming, "Windows 8 Gets Off To a Slow Start", stating that the OS has "captured just over half" of Windows sales.
Microsoft says it sold 193,000 units of its Xbox 360 game console in August 2012 in the US, more than any other console. However, overall retail game sales continue to drop compared to 2011.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console was once again the best selling game console in the US in July 2012 with 203,000 units sold, although that's down from 277,000 units sold in July 2011.
Blizzard's action-RPG Diablo III was the best selling retail game in May 2012, according to new information from the NPD Group. However, overall retail game sales were down 28 percent.
The retail sales of games in April 2012 were down a massive 32 percent compared to the same period a year ago, according to data from the NPD Group. Prototype 2 was the month's best selling game.
A new survey from the NPD Group claims that four out of 10 people that play free-to-play, or freemium, games decide to pay for some kind of in-game content or expansion.
Microsoft announced today that the Xbox 360 was once again the best selling game console in the US, selling 270,000 units during January 2012 and with total Xbox 360 revenues of $301 million.
Microsoft announced that it sold over 1.7 million Xbox 360 consoles in the US in December 2011. For the entire year of 2011, Microsoft outsold the second place console by more than 2.7 million units.
A new study by the NPD Group says that sales of electronic products in the US fell 5.9 percent in the five weeks that ended on December 24, as older devices fell drastically.
A new report from the NPD Group claims that so far in 2011, only 1.2 million tablet devices not made by Apple have been sold, showing that the rest of the tablet industry is well behind the iPad.
Microsoft announced that it has sold 438,000 units of its Xbox 360 game console in the US during September 2011. It was the seventh straight month that the Xbox 360 lead sales of console hardware.
A new report from the NPD Group says that the United States generated $4.5 billion in revenue in the game industry during the second quarter of 2011.
A new study from the NPD Group says that while Google's Android may be the most popular mobile operating system, 44 percent of users are considering getting a Windows Phone 7 device.
Microsoft released more specific sales info from the NPD Group about Xbox 360 hardware and software sales for the month of August 2011, showing that the game console continues to sell well in the US.
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