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News: April 2015 NPD: PS4 Slumps to Shock Defeat

April 2015 NPD: PS4 Slumps to Shock Defeat

Xbox One brushes PS4 aside

Well, well, well – this is unexpected. We reported on the PlayStation 3's failure to top the NPD charts for many years, but we've already fallen into a pattern where we expect the PlayStation 4 to lead. However, the numbers coming out of the United States for April 2015 may wake both Sony and ourselves up, as the Xbox...

News: January 2015 NPD: PS4 Soars Back to US Hardware Sales Summit

January 2015 NPD: PS4 Soars Back to US Hardware Sales Summit

Return of the king

Well, that didn't last long, huh? After slipping behind the Xbox One in November and December, Sony has successfully pipped Microsoft's next-gen platform at the post in the January NPD sales report, securing the top hardware spot yet again. For those of you with short memories, the PlayStation 4 dominated the competition in the...

News: September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

Nine month winning streak rolls on

Michael Pachter appears to enjoy pushing gamers’ buttons, so we doubt that he’ll care too much about the egg on his face right now; either way, his prediction that the PlayStation 4’s winning streak would end in September was, well, wrong. Sony actually managed a ninth month atop the NPD sales charts, with

News: Sony: PS4 Is the Best Place to Play for Innovative Intellectual Property and Sports

Sony: PS4 Is the Best Place to Play for Innovative Intellectual Property and Sports

Platform holder reacts to strong NPD performance

Ever since the dark days of the PlayStation 3, platform holder Sony has refrained from commenting too much on the monthly NPD sales reports for the United States. Indeed, May saw the PlayStation 4 secure a fifth consecutive spell at the top of the hardware sales charts, but the Japanese giant pointed...

News: So, the PSP Almost Matched the Vita's Sales in USA Last Month

So, the PSP Almost Matched the Vita's Sales in USA Last Month

The end is nigh

Step out of a New York subway station and you’ll no longer be greeted by a religious zealot with a sandwich board, but instead a dedicated handheld decrier. “Portable consoles are dead,” they’ll scream, pointing to pictures of the PlayStation Vita with a big red line drawn through it. And they may be right, as NPD data has...

News: January NPD: PS4 Reclaims Lead in Console War by Almost Doubling Sales of Xbox One

January NPD: PS4 Reclaims Lead in Console War by Almost Doubling Sales of Xbox One

Return of the king

Stock shortages may have caused a setback in Sony’s assault on North America in December, but the PlayStation 4 has climbed right back to the top of the console tree in January. According to the Japanese giant, its freshest format was the best selling next-gen system in North America last month, with the burly black box almost...