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  • Leaked NPD Reports States PS4 Was The Best Selling Console In February 2018

    NPD February 2018 results were leaked on ResetEra. PlayStation 4 takes the top spot of best-selling console in February 2018 with 1.3 million units sold, Xbox One was in second place with 1.11 million units, and Nintendo Switch was in third place with 1 million units sold.

  • NPD March 2014 figure: PS4 led hardware sales third month in row, Titanfall tops software sales

    Research firm NPD has revealed its video game sales figure details for the month of March 2014, a 28 percent was registered in software sales including PC platform to $432 million.

    PS4 vs Xbox OneHowever all thanks to the strength of new consoles, hardware sales saw a growth of whooping 78 percent to $395 million and accessories sales were also up by 4 percent to $224 million.

    Total video game industry sales in March 2014 increased by 3 percent to whooping $1.03 billion.

    "Software declines in March 2014 stemmed from poor comparisons to new launches from last March. Collectively, March 2014 launches sold 42 percent less than March 2013 launches", said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

    "Last March we saw eight of the top ten games were new launches with games like Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension. This March saw six of the top ten games as new launches with Titanfall, inFAMOUS Second Son, South Park: The Stick Of Truth, and Dark Souls II."

    NPD also added that despite Xbox One exclusive Titanfall topping the software sales chart, PlayStation 4 continues to lead hardware sales for the third month in a row.

    "PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360" added Callahan.

    So there you have it folks PlayStation 4 continues to dominate NPD hardware sales despite amazing performance of Titanfall.

    NPD Software Sales For March 2014

  • NPD February 2014 Sales: PS4 Beats Xbox One Again But By A Narrow Margin, 290K Units & 258K Units Respectively

    Research firm NPD has finally revealed sales figure for the month of February 2014. According to details announced by NPD, gamers spent a whooping $887 millions in February 2014 on games, hardware and accessories (please NOTE, these are retail sales figure, no digital).

    PS4 vs Xbox OneAbout Software sales in February 2014, NPD analyst Liam Callahan said: "PS4 and Xbox One software sales are off to a great start through February 2014"

    "When compared to the combined first four-month sales for the Xbox 360 and the PS3, software sales for the Xbox One and PS4 thorough month 4 are up 80 percent."

    Microsoft officially confirmed that they sold 258, 000 Xbox Ones' in February 2014, Sony confirmed that they sold more PS4 units, however specific number was not provided. PS4 sales in February 2014 is estimated to be 290,000 units.

    The official Playstation Twitter account tweeted: "NPD Group: PS4 is #1 again for the month, and cumulative sales, in the United States. Thanks for your support!"

    "PS4 led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales" said Callahan. "However, with Xbox One's higher price point, it led hardware sales on a dollar basis."

    You can check out list of top selling games in February 2014 as per NPD below:

    1. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC)
    2. The Lego Movie Videogame (Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
    3. NBA 2K14 (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
    4. Thief (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
    5. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PS3)
    6. Battlefield 4 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
    7. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
    8. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360)
    9. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
    10. Bravely Default (3DS)

    Other Highlights of NDP Sales February 2014:

    • Xbox One continues to see impressive software sales with an average of 2.75 games sold per console.
    • Xbox One sold 772,000 games in February and Xbox 360 sold 2.46 million, totaling 48 percent of the total software market share (Xbox 360 and Xbox One combined).
    • During the month of February, Xbox One and Xbox 360 both held five of the top 10 spots on the generation eight and generation seven console game lists in the U.S. respectively:
    • Xbox One top titles in the generation eight console game title list in the U.S. include: "NBA 2K14", "Battlefield 4" and "Thief", "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare."
    • Xbox 360 top titles in the generation seven console game title list in the U.S. include: "NBA 2K14" "Call of Duty: Ghosts", "Fable Anniversary", "Grand Theft Auto V", "Minecraft", "The LEGO Movie Videogame."
    1. Sony on NPD Dec 2013 Figure: "PS4 Cumulative Winner Against Xbox One", Blames Short Supply For Low Sales

      So NPD sales figure for December 2013 is out, and Xbox One managed to beat Sony's Playstation 4 during December 2013. While Microsoft is celebrating their first victory against their competitor, Sony exec were seeing issuing press statement defending Playstation 4.

      SCE's Director of Corporate Communications Dan Race was asked to comment on NPD sales figure for December 2013, and he replied that PS4 is still ahead in competition when we take into account total two months sales figure details into consideration.

      Playstation 4"According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next-gen console sales in the U.S. since its launch on November 15. We sold every PS4 available at retail in the U.S. and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand. " Dan said.

      "ith more than 4.2 million PS4 systems sold worldwide, it’s clear that the PS4′s gaming and entertainment features are resonating with large audiences and we’re doing our best to provide additional inventory in all of the 53 countries where it’s available."

      This is not the first time both Sony and Microsoft are claiming victory one way or the other after the announcement of NPD figures. Sony states that PS4 would have sold better and would have outpace its competitor if demand were met with supply.

      Do you agree with this clarification of Dan Race?, let us know in the comment section below.

    2. NPD: Xbox One Beats PS4 For "Top Selling Home Console" in US in December 2013, Sold 908,000 Units

      The NPD sales figure details for the month of December 2013 is out, and it seems like the wave has finally turn in favour of Xbox One, as it has been named as Top Selling Home Console in United States and North America.

      Xbox OneThe research group revealed that Microsoft's Xbox One sold 908,000 units. The last generation sales was dominated by Xbox 360 which moved 643, 000 units in December 2013.

      NPD further revealed that both Xbox One and Xbox 360 gained 46% hardware market share for December 2013 in United States, a massive 10% from last year's figure.

      On this amazing feat, Microsoft's Yusuf Medi said: "We’re grateful for the excitement and support of our fans – many purchasing their next Xbox console and many joining the Xbox family for the first time. Our journey is just starting, with more innovation, games and entertainment coming in 2014 and far beyond."

    3. NPD: Sony comments on December 2011 sales figure, Top selling games of 2011

      Sony has finally commented on the latest hardware sales figure details from NPD. As ususal, the firm didn't reveal any official hardware sales figure details, we expect them to reveal it later today.

      NPD logoSony said, "According to the December NPD, PlayStation 3 closed out a banner 2011 with a bang, showing increases in hardware, software and peripherals year to date. As we reported earlier this week, consumers flocked to PlayStation consoles and handhelds this holiday season with more than 6.5 million units sold worldwide. With the highly anticipated U.S. launch of PlayStation Vita on February 22, featuring the biggest and best launch lineup across the history of PlayStation platforms, 2012 is already shaping up to be another exciting year for PlayStation."

      According to NPD, "the strong December capped an impressive year during which Xbox 360 was the fastest-growing console. It also captured 49 percent of consumer retail spending, with an industry-leading $6.7 billion in sales in the U.S. for the calendar year—more than $2.1 billion on consoles and $4.6 billion on games and accessories."

      NPD also revealed Top 10 best-selling games of 2011. We have the list below. check it out.

      • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
      • Just Dance 3
      • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Battlefield 3
      • Madden NFL 12
      • Call of Duty: Black Ops
      • Batman: Arkham City
      • Gears of War 3
      • Just Dance 2
      • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
    4. NPD November: Software Rankings and Retail Sales

      NPD has revealed its sales figure numbers for the month on November 2011. You can check out the NPD November numbers for the Xbox 360 and retail sales for the same month below.

      NPD

      Here are the numbers:

      1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3/360/PC/Wii) – Activision Blizzard
      2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3/360/PC) – Bethesda Softworks
      3. Battlefield 3 (PS3/360/PC) – Electronic Arts
      4. Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PS3/360/PC) – Ubisoft
      5. Just Dance 3 (Wii/360) – Ubisoft
      6. Madden NFL 12 (PS3/360/Wii/PSP/PS2) – Electronic Arts
      7. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3) – Sony
      8. Saints Row: The Third – (PS3/360/PC) – THQ
      9. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) – Nintendo
      10. Batman: Arkham City (PS3/360/PC) – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

      Here are the Retail sales:

      • Total US Game Sales ( $2.99B )
      • Total Video Game Sales:$2.94B
      • Video Games Hardware: $1.08B
      • Video Games Software: $1.45B
      • Video Games Accessories: $414.4M