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NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD has released its sales statistics for the US video game market in August, and Darksiders II has taken the software crown. That's in a month where every category tumbled year-over-year, with total software sales falling by a significant 20% to $515.6 million. The decline in software sales didn't sting as much, with that number only dropping 11% year-over-year before resting at $252.8 million for the month.

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NPD: Apple tech service key to repeat customers

NPD: Apple tech service key to repeat customers

Analyzing the way Apple customers work with their products and their store or choice this week was the NDP Group, this study revealing that 60 percent of Apple customers surveyed were more likely to come again after positive tech service. This study comes right alongside (incidentally) a supposedly "leaked" document for Apple Genius training earlier this morning that make it clear that Apple's Genius Bar is trained to make the customer happy - and of course to fix their devices, too. The NPD Group's "Tech Service Study" took on a collection of Apple product owners and found that the tech service piece of the Apple puzzle had a massive effect on their overall perception of the company.

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

NPD has released its report of video game sales data for June 2012, and like the months before, it isn't all that pretty. Overall sales of both hardware and software were down 30% year-over-year, dropping from $989 million in June 2011 to $699 million last month. Hardware was the biggest loser, falling a whopping 45% to just $201 million in June.

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NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

In a study that potentially seems too forward-thinking to be useful, analyst group NPD has determined that eight years from now, the average cable or satellite TV bill will be $200 per household. In 2011, it was $86. Of course, there are viable questions about whether or not cable as we know it will even exist that far in the future, but the point of the study is to show that increased competition is not at all driving down the cost of pay TV.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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NPD is dead wrong, Android has nothing to worry about

NPD is dead wrong, Android has nothing to worry about

Just yesterday a report was released that we reported on which essentially said that Android had better watch its back because Microsoft's Windows phone 7 was coming. It certainly is true that the release of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango may boost sales a bit, the report, created by research firm NPD's Connected Intelligence unit, should in no way indicate that interest in Google's mobile OS is about to wane. On the contrary, ladies and gentlemen, you've only to look at the details in the correct way to see that no other system, save Apple's iOS, has a chance at reaching Android anywhere in the foreseeable future.

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NPD: Android on top, Windows Phone 7 gaining

NPD: Android on top, Windows Phone 7 gaining

A new report from research firm NPD's Connected Intelligence unit, reveals unsurprisingly that Android is still on top, but also suggests that its continued dominance is not guaranteed. The report shows that Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform may soon gain momentum with nearly half of smartphone owners, and those intending to own a smartphone, beginning to consider a Windows Phone 7 device as their next choice.

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NPD: Android maintains US lead, Google acquisition could revive Motorola

NPD: Android maintains US lead, Google acquisition could revive Motorola

According to research firm NPD, Android maintains the lead for Q2 2011 with a US smartphone market share of 52 percent. It's not surprising since the platform has been on top for the past several months with plenty of manufacturer support from Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola. Back in July, it was even reported that Google activates on average 550,000 new Android devices daily.

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NPD with report that Wii fronts video game industry to “biggest sales month ever” in December

NPD with report that Wii fronts video game industry to “biggest sales month ever” in December

NPD Group’s retail data released last night discloses that December was the video game industry’s “biggest sales month ever”, besting last December by 4%.  While it wasn't enough to match up with 2008's combined record-smashing revenues, December's sales rally saved 2009 from an even dismal finish, leaving aggregate industry revenue 8 points down, or $19.7 billion compared to last year's $21.4 billion.

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PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

In the latest console war, Sony has frequently trumped Microsoft with more PlayStation 4 sales than Xbox One sales. We've seen that reflected many times, such as at the year's beginning when the PS4 was deemed the bestselling console in the US in January. According to NPD, that reign is holding steady, and despite anticipation otherwise, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One last month. This was despite Microsoft dangling a free game in gamers' faces last month, which many believed would boost the Xbox One's sales numbers.

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