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The PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US during February, with the Xbox One selling 90 percent of what the PS4 did, consumer research group NPD reports. The Xbox One costs $100 more than the PS4, meaning it led sales by dollar amount in February. The Xbox One sold 258,000 units in February, surpassi...

March 13th 2014 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold "more than 130,000 combined physical and digital units" during its first eight days of release, according to Nintendo and U.S. sales data from consumer research group NPD. Tropical Freeze launched on February 21. Nintendo 3DS software sales increased 25 pe...

March 13th 2014 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Did you see that the Koopalings are going to be new chara...

February 16th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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As it turns out, Microsoft's lead in US next-generation console sales was short-lived. NPD has just released estimates which show that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One during January. Neither the NPD nor Sony is providing exact numbers, although Sony Senior VP Guy Longworth states that PS4 s...

February 13th 2014 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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The NPD has released its report tracking all video game spending in the US over 2013 and boy y'all like buying some video games. A total of $15.39 billion was spent on games in the US last year. New physical games earned $6.34 billion throughout 2013, and used game sales and rentals accounted for...

February 12th 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

December 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Chrome OS is at last gaining some momentum -- among US businesses and schools, anyway. The NPD Group reports that Chromebooks represented 9.6 percent of all computing devices sold through American commercial channels in 2013, or enough to surpass the market share of Android tablets, Windows tablet...

December 30th 2013 at 2:21pm 0 Comments