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  • News July 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stops PS4 Party

    But systems were apparently neck and neck

    Nintendo managed to put enough Switch stock on American shelves to halt the PlayStation 4’s mini-winning streak, but both systems did well by all accounts. Leaked numbers put the platforms neck and neck, and Sony’s console is actually up year-over-year, which is a surprise. Considering that the device is...

  • News Blockbuster Games Brought Down in Price on NA PlayStation Store

    AAA deals?

    The time has come for a new round of digital discounts, and North America’s up first with its Attack of the Blockbusters sale. As you may imagine, this promotion sees AAA titles reduced by up to 50 per cent – and PlayStation Plus members may even save more. Highlights? Alien: Isolation is a steal at $8.99, and Dragon Age:...

July2017

  • News June 2017 NPD: PS4 Enjoys Best June Since Launch

    Tekken 7 tops, Crash Bandicoot hits

    The PlayStation 4 may be knee-deep into its fourth year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing – in fact, it’s actually performing better than in previous years. Sony’s console topped the United States hardware charts for a second successive month, registering its strongest June on record since release...

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  • News March 2017 NPD: Two PS4 Exclusives in Top Five Spots

    Horizon: Zero Dawn and MLB The Show 17 start strong

    United States sales tracking firm NPD has changed its public data release format yet again this month, revealing the top 20 best-selling titles in America for March – with some digital included. You may recall that the organisation already announced hardware results, with the Nintendo Switch's...

  • News Sony's Bringing the 1TB PS4 Slim to the United States

    Small chassis, huge HDD

    It's been available in Europe for quite some time now, but Sony's announced that the 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim is launching in the United States this month. Obviously this is identical to the system already available in the US, it just comes with a bigger internal HDD and carries an MSRP of $299.99. There's more information on...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Is Playable in US Stores Now

    N. Sane

    Here's an activity for your whole family to enjoy this Easter weekend: hit up your local games retailer and have a play on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the PlayStation 4. Word on the street is that Sony's pushed out an update to retail kiosks this week, adding a demo of the remake to machines. Obviously your mileage will vary, but...

  • News PS4's Run Halted by Nintendo Switch Launch in March NPD

    But Sony's system stays strong

    As expected, the launch of the Nintendo Switch has (temporarily?) dethroned the PlayStation 4 from the top of the United States hardware charts. Sony's system had been sitting pretty for several months in a row, but it was never going to overcome the release of its rival's new handheld-cum-console, which performed...

March2017

  • News February 2017 NPD: For Honor Ascends as Nioh Stabs Top Ten

    But industry declines persist

    You've got to give credit to Ubisoft: it may not make games that get NeoGAF giddy, but it sure knows the market well. For Honor has climbed straight to the top of NPD charts in the United States for the month of February, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands surely the frontrunner to pull the same party trick in March's report...

  • News Surprise! PS4 Wins the February NPD Report

    Of course

    Stop us if you've heard this one before: the PlayStation 4 won the February 2017 NPD sales report. This means that Sony's system has been the best-selling console in the United States fourth months in a row now, though its winning streak will come to an end in March due to the release of the Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation maker doesn't...

  • News PSN Purchases Will Be Taxed in Some US States Starting 1st April

    Game over

    As somewhat uneducated Brits, we find the US taxing system… Interesting to say the least. Anyway, Sony's announced that starting 1st April in certain states, PlayStation Store purchases will begin to be taxed. The charge will be determined by where you live, with New Jersey, Washington, and Texas some of the states affected by this...

February2017

  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

  • News PS4 Was January's Best Selling Console in the United States

    Ain't no stopping this train

    With a lineup including Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 (among others), it's no surprise that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in the United States during January. According to the latest NPD report, Sony's system continued its good run, outpacing the competition yet again during the first month of 2017. No...

  • News Cool! The Glacier White PS4 Slim Is Out in USA Now

    Brrr

    Good news, America: the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim has launched today in the United States. Yay? The chilly system will set you back $299.99, and will come bundled with a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You will, however, have to shop at Walmart if you want it, as it's an exclusive to the chain for some reason. The console...

  • News The Last Guardian Is Now More Affordable in USA

    Sony clips Trico's wings

    The Last Guardian is comfortably one of the PlayStation 4's very best games, and now it's much more affordable in the United States. Sony's confirmed to GameSpot that it's cut the price of the puzzle platformer from $59.99 to $39.99, meaning that you'll now be able to enjoy one of the more original titles in eons for a very...

  • News GameStop May Be Lying to You About New Games

    Bonkers initiative puts staff in impossible position

    A new program established by GameStop management may be forcing humble store clerks to lie to you about the availability of brand new games – and it's kinda crazy. Reddit has been bubbling over with reports of the retailer's 'Circle of Life' initiative for a few days now, but Kotaku's...

January2017

  • News PS4 Wins the All-Important December NPD

    Not a massive surprise

    After a handful of months losing out to the Xbox One in the NPD, the PlayStation 4 has restored normal order, by winning the all-important December report. To be honest, this shouldn't come as a massive surprise considering the ridiculous numbers that Sony posted over the holiday period, but there was a chance that Microsoft...

December2016

  • Guide Boxing Day 2016 - Best PS4 Deals (US Edition)

    Sale away

    Boxing Day 2016 is traditionally a bigger window for deals in the UK, but there's still some good stuff up for grabs in the United States. We'll be updating this article over time with all of the best PlayStation 4 deals in the United States, so do check back if you're eager to splash some Christmas cash. <products region="USA"...

  • News November 2016 NPD: PS4 on Top as Call of Duty Targets Number One

    CoD and flops

    As reported earlier in the month, the PlayStation 4 won the November 2016 NPD report, breaking a four month Xbox One streak. The console – which was buoyed by its best Black Friday ever and the launch of the PS4 Pro – has now surpassed 50 million units globally, and is on track to bloat that figure further through the...

  • News PS4 Breaks Xbox One Streak with November NPD Win

    Back on top

    And just like that, normal service has been resumed. Microsoft had started to slowly chip away at the PlayStation 4's sizeable lead in the United States with a handful of minor victories, but on the back of Sony's 50 million unit milestone announcement, the platform holder has now confirmed that it's won the all-important November NPD...

  • News PS4's Price Will Plunge Prior to Christmas in the United States

    Down to $249.99 again

    Sony's just smashed through the 50 million units milestone and registered the biggest Black Friday in the brand's history – but it's not done yet. The platform holder has announced that it will be once again dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 to $249.99 in the United States starting 11th December through to 24th...

November2016

  • News PS4 Slumps to Yet Another NPD Defeat in October

    Mind the gap

    After years of being on top, the PlayStation 4 has now slumped to its fourth NPD defeat in a row – a trend that would probably be worrying Sony if its install base wasn't growing at an accelerated rate globally. The console lost the monthly US hardware contest for October, meaning that it's been a little while since the Japanese...

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  • News August 2016 NPD: Madden NFL 17, No Man's Sky Top Software Charts

    Hello, games

    Oh look, it's the NPD report. You may have noticed that we skipped coverage of this over the past couple of months. Apologies for that, but the NPD has changed the way it makes this information available. We used to get platform ordering for software sales and all sorts of other intel, but that can only be accessed by paying members...

  • News Sony and Taco Bell Team Up Over PlayStation VR

    Win a headset every 15 minutes

    Stock up on toilet paper and plan a holiday detox: Sony's teaming up with Taco Bell to give away thousands of PlayStation VR headsets over the coming weeks. Starting 15th September through 19th October, the fast food chain will be giving away a futuristic face mask every 15 minutes if you purchase a specially marked...

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  • News Third-Parties Nudge Exclusives Out of USA's 2015 Best Sellers List

    Black Ops III the best-selling game of the year

    Not a single exclusive made the NPD's best-selling games of 2015 list, proving once again that third-parties rule supreme right now. Video game sales totalled $13.1 billion in the United States for the year overall, exactly the same as in 2014. This ultimately means that, while new-gen hardware is on...

  • News December 2015 NPD: Sony Thanks Fans for Putting PS4 on Top Again

    USA's preferred platform in 2015

    In what's becoming an all too familiar tale, the PlayStation 4 has topped the NPD hardware charts yet again. Sony's system was on top in the United States for the month of December, completing a clean sweep for the all-important Christmas period. This means that the Xbox One only managed to triumph over the Japanese...

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  • News 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...

August2015

  • News 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...

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  • News May 2015 NPD: PS4 Enters E3 2015 As USA's Best Selling System

    The Witcher 3 hunts out software top spot

    E3 2015's all to play for, but Sony will have one victory to parade in Los Angeles next week: the May 2015 NPD. After a shock defeat in April, the Japanese giant has responded by immediately turning the tides; the PlayStation 4 was not only the best selling system of the month in the United States, but it...

May2015

  • News 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...

April2015

  • News Sony's Taking the PS4 on Tour Again This Year

    On the road to greatness

    Sony's proved over the past 18 months or so that the PlayStation 4's no slouch, but sometimes to pick up new customers, you have to put the console in their hands. It's no surprise, then, that the Road to Greatness tour will be returning this year, as the Japanese giant parks up its custom truck at various music festivals...

  • News March 2015 NPD: The Good Blood Guides PS4 to Third Successive Win

    Bloodborne and MLB 15 The Show chart

    There were no upsets in the March 2015 NPD report, as the PlayStation 4 maintained its position as the best selling system in the United States for the third consecutive month. Sony's console's success was buoyed by Bloodborne, which finished second in the software charts – an extremely impressive result,...

  • News Sony's Going to Give You Free Stuff for Duping You into Buying a Vita

    Fool me once, shame on you

    Remember when Sony was found guilty of a deceptive PlayStation Vita marketing campaign? The commercials talked up the possibilities of cross-save, and failed to include any disclaimers, leaving the firm in a legal tussle. It lost, and now anyone who bought the portable before 1st June, 2012 is entitled to compensation...

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  • News 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 Pick Up PS4 Exclusives Cheap from Best Buy Right Now

    Count the pennies

    While many may argue that the PlayStation 4 is yet to secure a stellar offering of exclusive content, there are several solid titles in the platform's portfolio. These include the likes of inFAMOUS: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and MLB 14: The Show – and all three of the aforementioned releases can be purchased alongside...

  • News Amazon's Giving Away Free PlayStation Plus Subs with PS4 Bundles in the US

    Decent deal

    Sony may not have cut the price of the PlayStation 4 like its closest competitor, but retailers are doing their best to make the next-gen console seem like good value at its original $399.99 asking fee. Amazon.com is the latest to amp up the manufacturer's offering, tossing in a free year's subscription to PlayStation Plus alongside the...

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