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US market dips in October despite hardware growth

NPD has said that the overall video game market spend in the US in October was down 11 per cent year-on-year at $825m. That’s despite gains in the hardware market, which was up ten per cent at $238m. Switch was the month’s best-selling platform, with Nintendo adding that: “When combined …

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Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Total video game spending in the US fell two per cent year-on-year to $568m this August, following declines in both hardware and software spending, according to the latest data from NPD. On the hardware front, spending growth generated by the Switch (which remained the best-selling piece of hardware last month) …

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Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June – NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category to show a decline. Hardware spending showed the highest amount of growth, rising 27 per cent compared to June 2016 …

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PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

After two successive months as the best selling console hardware in the US, Nintendo Switch has slipped back behind the PS4. NPD hasn’t released any numbers, so we don’t know by how much Switch sales fell or PS4 grew. By the same token, the Switch stock situation seemingly remains a …

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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD’s monthly report. The overall market is up ten per cent at $636m. Hardware was up 37 per cent at $195m, with software up six per cent at $304m …

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Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This is the second month in a row that the Switch has topped NPD’s US hardware charts. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe …

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March. The shooter enjoyed the best launch ever for a Ghost Recon title and the second best ever Tom Clancy launch, falling short only of The Division. In second place was Nintendo’s The Legend …

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US. The console shifted 906k units in March. That puts it ever so slightly ahead of the Wii U, which sold 890k in its first five …

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