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News: March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

"Thank you to our fans"

Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

News: February 2016 NPD: PS4 Extends Its Lead as US Sales Shrink

February 2016 NPD: PS4 Extends Its Lead as US Sales Shrink

Sony's system up year-over-year yet again

We suppose that these NPD reports are starting to get a little bittersweet. As has been the case since launch, the PlayStation 4 is really thriving in the United States, and it's once again managed to register yet another consecutive month of growth. But while the graphs at Sony keep pointing upwards, the...

News: January 2016 NPD: PS4 Secures First Victory of the Year with 'Impressive' Growth

January 2016 NPD: PS4 Secures First Victory of the Year with 'Impressive' Growth

Start as you mean to go on

Sony's started 2016 much in the same way as it finished the previous year: with an NPD victory. The industry intelligence group tracks retail sales in the United States, and have declared the PlayStation 4 the best-selling system throughout the month of January. This, obviously, doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of...

News: October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

Bruised but not broken

Sony couldn't muster a sixth successive NPD victory in October 2015, as the Xbox One and Halo 5 managed to overcome the PlayStation 4's price drop. In truth, it looks like it was a pretty middling month for home consoles in the United States, with sales barely increasing year-over-year. However, it's worth remembering that...

News: September 2015 NPD: PS4 Sticks to the Summit as NBA, NFL Beat Metal Gear Solid

September 2015 NPD: PS4 Sticks to the Summit as NBA, NFL Beat Metal Gear Solid

Snaaake

For the fifth month running, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States – even though hardware sales tumbled year-over-year. According to tracking firm NPD, physical spend in the video games sector totalled $1.01 billion in September 2015 – a reduction of nine per cent compared to the same period last year. As...

News: August 2015 NPD: PS4 Scores a Touchdown as Madden NFL 16 Tops

August 2015 NPD: PS4 Scores a Touchdown as Madden NFL 16 Tops

No pads, no helmets

August is well and truly over, and the latest NPD report confirms that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling box in the United States yet again. Sony's console outsold the competition in both the hardware and software departments, with Madden NFL 16 unsurprisingly touching down at the top of the latter list. Despite all of...

News: July 2015 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware and Software Sales Again

July 2015 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware and Software Sales Again

Sony humbled by success

Sony can do no wrong in the United States it seems, as the PlayStation 4 was once again the best selling system in the all-important nation during July. Despite a lack of new releases, the continued popularity of the Japanese giant's exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight bundle pushed the organisation's box out in front – a...

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