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Mario Kart 8 finishes 2nd in NPD’s top selling games of May

The NPD released their software sales data for the month of May 2014 yesterday, and Mario Kart 8 made some noise. The eighth iteration in the popular kart racing franchise was the second best selling game last month, finishing behind the multiplatform Ubisoft title, Watch_Dogs. The results to last month’s NPD is a bit surprising on Mario Kart 8’s behalf, as the game was out for only tw...

U.S. 3DS sales to double the PS Vita in July, says industry analysts

Wedbush Industry’s Michael Pachter and another unnamed analyst from  EEDAR have concluded that the Nintendo’s 3DS sales numbers will double those of the PlayStation Vita in the month of July. This news comes off prediction data compiled from Pachter and EEDAR, which was released days before NPD Group’s own market data. In addition, Pachter predicted that video game software sales...

3DS numbers looking up for the month of August

For the month of August, Nintendo saw a healthy surge in sales for the 3DS as the console managed to move 235,000 units in the U.S., approximately 185,000 of them coming after the August 12 price drop. This increase amounts to a 260 percent increase in sales for the month. This could very well be the beginning of a sustained sales run for Nintendo and the 3DS with the holiday season approaching an...

NPDs are in….DS tops 3DS for April

Before I go further, let me just say that Nintendo and the 3DS are both going to be just fine. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, hi folks. I hope everyone is ready to talk sales numbers and such. If you’re not, stop right now and instead listen to Infendo Radio. For the rest of you, I’ll see you after the break.

Nintendo Tops U.S. Video Game Hardware Sales in April

According to the independent NPD Group, Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ family of systems outsold all other gaming hardware in the United States during the month of April. Even before the announcement of the new Wii hardware package, U.S. sales of the Wii console topped 277,000 for the month. Meanwhile, the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems sold more than 440,000 units nationwi...

Why video game sales shouldn’t matter to gamers

I’ll admit, tracking monthly console sales can be a fun diversion. It’s always nice to see how one of your horses is doing in a race. But man has the focus on sales gotten out of hand, because playing games is a lot more fun than looking at spreadsheets. Imaginative designer Tim Schafer explains: If your money or livelihood is dependent on a game, then you should concern yourself with ...

Top 10 best-selling games of 2008

According to the NPD Group, the official sales tracker of U.S. video games: Wii Play Mario Kart Wii Wii Fit Smash Bros. Brawl GTA IV (360) Call of Duty World at War (360) Gears of War 2 GTA IV (PS3) Madden 09 (360) Mario Kart DS “The variety of content on the top 10 list shows just how viable non-traditional content has become,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “Not only can these...

Top 10 best-selling Wii games since launch

According to the official U.S. bean counter of video games, by way of Forbes, these are the most popular Wii games in life-to-date sales: Wii Play Mario Kart (I told you we were right) Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Fit Super Mario Galaxy Guitar Hero III Mario Party 8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Mario & Sonic: Olympic Games Link’s Crossbow Training Unsurprisingly, only 20 percent...

October Wii’s best month since December 2007

Starman apparently now provides invincibility from both Goombas and a crumbling economy. Power up! In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Nintendo sold a staggering 800,000 Wii consoles in the United States during the month of October. It was the best month for Wii sales since December 2007 and a sizable jump over September’s 687,000. The nearest competitor, M...

Nintendo lets April “showers” do the talking

Wii™ emerged as the top-selling console in April, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales. Wii sold more than 714,000 units in April alone, bringing its lifetime sales in the United States to more than 9.5 million. “Wii sales were buoyed in part by the strong launch of Mario Kart Wii, which sold more than 1.1 million units,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of...

NPD Reports Nintendo Finished March with Top Game, Top Hardware

In March, Nintendo again defined industry momentum in both home and portable video games sales, according to the independent NPD Group, which monitors retail activity in the video game industry. More than 720,000 Wiiâ„¢ systems sold in March, representing the highest monthly sales total outside of holiday months (November or December) to date, while Nintendo DSâ„¢ also sold through nearly 700,000 ...

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