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News: Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Tomodachi Life joins MK8 in overall Top 10

The latest NPD results — which provide data on physical retail sales in the US — have been released, and Nintendo has been confident enough about the outcome to break recent trends and provide a press release update on its position. There are strong numbers for both the Wii U and 3DS. To begin with...

News: NPD Q1 Spend Shows 1% Drop Despite Substantial Hardware Boost

NPD Q1 Spend Shows 1% Drop Despite Substantial Hardware Boost

It's a tough market out there

In recent weeks our coverage of the Japanese chart results has shown a certain pattern — sales are low and showing a lack of momentum. Despite two new home consoles in the past six months and Nintendo beginning to step up its efforts with both Wii U and 3DS, the latest figures for US retail sales are also showing a...

News: Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LEGO Takes Over

Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LEGO Takes Over

Decent portable LEGO sales for Nintendo

In what's one of the quietest NPD sales updates of recent times, some limited details have emerged of April physical retail sales in the U.S. There's a relatively minor piece of positive news for the Wii U, while the software top 10 has an air of familiarity and one brand showing continued strong form. In...

News: NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

Fingers crossed for May and June

The latest NPD results covering U.S. physical retail sales are now out in the wild, and they bring mixed news. Hardware sales are up, being driven by PS4 and Xbox One, software is down but, overall, total sales of $1.03 billion represent a 3% increase over the equivalent month last year. Nintendo hasn't issued an...

News: Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Wii U hardware and software increase compared to February 2013

It's that time again, with the NPD results — which cover physical retail sales in the U.S. — for February starting to emerge. Nintendo has, in a surprising twist on previous months, been quick to jump into the fray with its results, no doubt due to the fact it could report positive...

News: January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda lead the charge

The NPD results, which reflect physical retails sales in the U.S., have been revealed for January. And by revealed, we mean a rather minimal amount of data from all parties concerned. Some information has emerged, however, and what's not said is as indicative as the figures actually provided. In terms of...

News: NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

3DS contributes towards NPD's best November hardware sales on record

After some speculation over performance during the Black Friday period, the NPD sales results — which cover the U.S. market — have begun to emerge. Nintendo has issued its press release to give its version of events that paint a particularly positive picture for the 3DS, while...

News: Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Stock shortages to be resolved soon

Just recently we reported on the US NPD results for October, in which it was announced that the 3DS and 2DS systems had achieved monthly sales of 452,000 units, an impressive figure. Pokémon X & Y, unsurprisingly, played a major role in that success — between them the two titles passed 1.7 million sales...

News: 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

Nintendo talks up momentum for both systems

It's NPD results time for US video game sales, and though the numbers are often debated due to their focus on physical retail, they nevertheless provide some useful data to gauge Nintendo's performance in such an important market. Nintendo has taken the opportunity to rush out of the gate to reveal its...

News: 3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

NPD results bring good news for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, too

The NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. have been released, bringing more good news for the momentum of the 3DS and a gllimmer of light in Wii U software sales. With a number of blockbusters — in particular Madden NFL 25 — arriving, August brought the first...

News: 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Sales for May

3DS Tops NPD Hardware Sales for May

Software results at lowest since May 2000

It's that time again, with the NPD results showing us how game software and hardware sold in the U.S. during May. The headline result, from a Nintendo perspective, is that the 3DS was the highest selling hardware system for the month; no firm number was given, so it's only known that it was more than the...

News: NPD Results Show Success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

NPD Results Show Success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Ominous silence so far on Wii U figures

It's that time again — though it seems slightly later than normal — with the NPD figures emerging to show overall games industry sales for March in the U.S. As often happens, Nintendo jumped ahead of the game earlier this week to tell us some impressive sales figures for the 3DS eShop and its software, but...