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With smartphones capable of carrying thousands of songs as well as TV episodes, movies and even books, many of us have long since abandoned the idea of having a dedicated media player in our pockets. But for those who remain committed to such devices, the iPod line is still the dominant force in t...

December 19th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Last night, the NPD released video game sales data for November and NBA 2K14 debuted at the sixth spot on the list. Today, 2K Games has shared some additional stats on the next-gen version of the game, which was made available alongside the respective launches for the PS4 on November 15 and Xbox On...

December 13th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The NPD Group announced today that consumers spent $3.45 billion on video game content during the third quarter (July through September) of 2013 in the United States – a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. Analyst Liam Callahan attributes the growth to the release of Rockstar...

November 21st 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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How do you close out a console generation? By reclaiming your crown. According to NPD's October figures, Microsoft is back on top: The Xbox 360 is once again the best-selling home console. It's hardly surprising -- Microsoft has dominated home console sales for years, losing out to the PlayStation...

November 14th 2013 at 8:08pm 0 Comments
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Physical video game software sales in the U.S. were up 12 percent in October to $482.5 million, compared with the same period in 2012, NPD reports. This marks the third month in a row that software sales have been up year-over-year. Games leading the sales charge include Grand Theft Auto 5, which...

November 14th 2013 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Good news, everyone! The NPD Group reports that the video game industry's performance in the physical retail sector was up by 27 percent year-over-year for the month of September: $1.07 billion this year versus $848 million last year. Predictably, the majority of that boosted income came from the...

October 17th 2013 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Information broker The NPD Group's "Kids and Gaming 2013" report found that children aged 12 to 17 are spending seven hours per week on mobile gaming, up from five hours per week in 2011. The report studied the gaming habits of children aged 2 to 17. While more children still use computers and con...

September 14th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The NPD Group has released its monthly report on sales in the physical retail sector of the video game industry for August, and due to dramatic figures on both sides of the scale, the industry as a whole remained essentially flat as far as its overall year-over-year income comparisons are concerned...

September 12th 2013 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Information broker The NPD Group noted that for the second quarter (April-June), digital product sales made up for losses experienced at retail. "Increases in digital format spending offset nearly all the losses from the declines in physical format spending, with digital full game downloads and do...

September 5th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments