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HP $99 TouchPad edges out Android in non-iPad tablet sales

HP $99 TouchPad edges out Android in non-iPad tablet sales

HP's TouchPad fire-sale scored the company the second place in US tablet sales, market stats have shown, with the $99 webOS slate edging ahead of Samsung's entire Galaxy Tab line-up. The Korean firm slipped to third place - behind Apple, in first, and HP, in second - with 16-percent of retail tablet sales between January and October 2011, the NPD Group found, while HP managed 17-percent thanks no doubt to its aggressive discounting. Total non-Apple tablet sales amounted to more than 1.2m units the analysts suggest.

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iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

Everything appears to be turning up Apple as a couple of reports from analysts NPD Group and IDC find both that the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS were the top two selling mobile phone handsets in the USA in the third quarter of 2011 while their operating system, Apple's iOS, has been found to be the number one result on developer's interest lists. You can't deny that Apple's interest in mobile devices has and continues to be one where a near-perfect hardware and sales model appears to have been the key to success. As you'll find in two reports released this week on the matter, there's really no doubt that the iOS team is doing something right.

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Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

This week its appearing quite possible that regardless of doubts in its success and the whole price slash situation, the Nintendo 3DS may well surpass its DS predecessor's first year sales. It is important to note first of all that even though the price cut didn't make everyone on the streets happy, sales did rise significantly. Sales started to soar come August of this year, and now according to the NPD Group the system has passed the 1.65 million units sold mark in the USA putting the device right on track to beat out the original in the same span.

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Nintendo has moved 50M DS units since launch

Nintendo has moved 50M DS units since launch

Nintendo has been leading the portable gaming market for years since it launched the dual screen packing Nintendo DS. Nintendo has passed along some new numbers for the DS that come by way to stats tracking firm NPD and they show the DS is still selling very well. The Nintendo DS has now sold 50 million units since it was launched.

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Is There A Quick Fix For Nintendo?

Is There A Quick Fix For Nintendo?

If you’ve been paying attention to the monthly sales reports from research firm NPD, you know that Nintendo is having some trouble. The game company, which not long ago dominated the gaming space, is now an after-thought for many consumers. And in turn, the company’s financial performance is slipping.

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Apple’s Mac to sell record 4.5 million units this quarter

Apple’s Mac to sell record 4.5 million units this quarter

The latest data from research firm NPD suggests that Apple's Mac sales will be setting a record this quarter, beating market expectations. For the months of July and August, Mac sales have risen 22 percent. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple will likely sell between 4.4 million to 4.6 million Macs in the September quarter.

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Nintendo 3DS sales up 260% in US post price slash

Nintendo 3DS sales up 260% in US post price slash

Nintendo has confirmed buoyant sales of the 3DS after the glasses-free 3D handheld saw a significant price slash back on August 12. According to NPD Group's figures, US sales of the Nintendo 3DS surged by over 260-percent following the reduction, in comparison to the previous 19 day period: that amounts to around 185,000 of the portable consoles.

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It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

Each month, the NPD’s report on game sales disappoints. Sales are plummeting in both hardware and software, and many are wondering if it’s a result of the economy or something else. As far as I’m concerned, it’s about time we all admit that it’s something else. The economy might not be helping matters, but the way I see it, the real problem is that gaming habits are changing, and the products that we once bought just aren’t as valuable to us as they once were.

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Samsung gobbles 61% of 3D TV market

Samsung gobbles 61% of 3D TV market

The 3D TV market is hardly booming today with the sets not selling as well as TV makers had expected. This is due to a number of reasons including the lack of 3D content and the fact that the tech is more expensive than most consumers are willing to pay today. That will change and 3D TV will become more and more common as the tech matures and gets cheaper and better.

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