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Analysis: Nintendo U.S. Marketshare Rockets, Microsoft Revenue Declined In 2008
Gamasutra's analysis of U.S. video game marketshare has revealed that, even as Nintendo's hardware and first/third party game sales surged in 2008 and Sony's revenues inched up, Microsoft's share ended up decreasing in dollar value - likely due to decreas
01.22.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
NPD Exclusive: U.S. Sales For LBP, MGS4, More Revealed
Research firm The NPD Group has given Gamasutra U.S. sales since launch for PS3 exclusives like LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2, and the now million-selling Metal Gear Solid 4, as well as totals to date for the new multi-format Pr
01.20.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, December 2008
In a Gamasutra-exclusive analysis, we analyze U.S. game hardware and software numbers for the whole of 2008, discovering surprising multi-year growth comparisons and marketshare changes.
01.18.09 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 11 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: U.S. Sales Analysis Reveals Slowing Growth
Ahead of Gamasutra's full NPD analysis on Monday, an exclusive graph shows the story behind its record revenues -- that year on year growth rates are dramatically slowing as we move
01.15.09 | News | Matt Matthews, Staff | 10 Number of Comments 
NPD Top 20 Reveals Wii/DS Dominance, Single PS3 Entry
The NPD Group has given Gamasutra its full Top 20 best-selling U.S. game list for December 2008, following the initial Top 10 debuting last night, with Wii and DS games taking thirt
01.15.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
Feature: The Technology of F.E.A.R. 2: An Interview on Engine and AI Development
What puts the F.E.A.R. into game technologists? In this Gamasutra interview, Monolith's engine architect John O'Rorke and senior software engineer Matt
12.18.08 | News | Staff
In Depth: Shooters Top November, But Nintendo Trio 'Evergreen'
As part of an exclusive NPD analysis, Gamasutra takes apart the ten top selling video games for November, from the latest core titles at the top of the software
12.15.08 | News | Matt Matthews
NPD: Behind the Numbers, November 2008
In this exclusive analysis, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews looks in-depth at November's NPD U.S. results, revealing the real economic picture, Sony's challenges and much more.
12.15.08 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
NPD Top 20 Proves Animal Crossing's Appeal, Shows Fable II's Slide
The NPD Group has revealed the entire Top 20 U.S. console game chart for November 2008 to Gamasutra, showing the weakness in PS3 software sales, the enduring popularity of Guitar Hero -- and putting an end to debate on whether Animal Crossing: C
12.14.08 | News | Matt Matthews | 8 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: NPD Analysis Reveals Sony's Catch-Up Challenge
As part of an exclusive NPD analysis, Gamasutra charts how Wii and PS3 hardware sales have fared against the Xbox 360 to show the sharp contrast between Wii's su
12.14.08 | News | Staff | 4 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: LittleBigPlanet November Sales Revealed
Sony placed a considerable publicity campaign behind LittleBigPlanet, and the Media Molecule-developed PlayStation 3 exclusive generated lots of buzz -- but how did it sell in the U.S.? This Gamasutra-exclusive NPD analysis reveals the details.
12.11.08 | News | Matt Matthews | 11 Number of Comments 
Opinion: What Will The PSP Do In 2009?
With Sony's PlayStation Portable software sales still arguably not meeting expectations, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews predicts how Sony will change its handheld strategy in 2009 -- expecting an even more drastic shift towards online software distribution, a
12.04.08 | News | Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Sony PSP Versus Nintendo DS - The Sales Showdown
Though it seems Nintendo's DS is significantly outselling the PSP hardware in North America, how about game sales? Including exclusive NPD data, Gamasutra reveals attach rates, per-title sales and top-selling games for both handhelds.
11.25.08 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind The Numbers, October 2008
In this exclusive analysis, Gamasutra looks in more detail at October's NPD U.S. game hardware/software sales, revealing guitar wars, top-selling games so far this year, and much more.
11.16.08 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: The Top 5-Selling Games Of 2008 So Far
As part of Gamasutra's comprehensive new U.S. sales analysis following October NPD results, we've extrapolated the top 5 selling video games of 2008 so far in the region, from Smash Bros through GTA IV - countdown within.
11.16.08 | News | Matt Matthews, Staff | 7 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: NPD Top 20 Reveals Far Cry 2 Placing, Guitar Hero Glut?
The NPD Group exclusively revealed to Gamasutra the Top 20 Software titles for the U.S. in October 2008, showing disappointing sales for Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, and Activision Blizzard's Guitar Hero: World Tour further down the charts, with low
11.13.08 | News | Eric Caoili, Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
The Mushroom Growth Plan: Inside Nintendo's Numbers
Detailed new Nintendo-published graphs contrast the growth of the Wii/DS with Sony and Microsoft's consoles -- here's our comprehensive analysis of the global game market.
11.05.08 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii First/Third Party Game Attach Rate Exposed
As part of today's in-depth analysis of new Nintendo-published graphs on the state of the market, Gamasutra has calculated the attach rate/tie ratios (number of
11.05.08 | News | Matt Matthews, Staff | 8 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: U.S. Games-Per-Console Ratio Shows Xbox 360 Shooting Ahead
According to the latest U.S. sales data obtained by Gamasutra, the Xbox 360's tie ratio -- a comparison of software units sold for every hardware unit -- is now
10.21.08 | News | Matt Matthews
Best Of GamerBytes: Still Alive For Tetris
Every week, Gamasutra sister console digital download site Gamerbytes passes along the top XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare news of the week -- this time pointing out Portal: Still Alive coming to Xbox Live Arcade,
10.21.08 | News | Ryan Langley
September Sales In-Depth: Full NPD Top 20 Exposes LEGO Batman PS2 Success
According to NPD Top 20 rankings obtained by Gamasutra, Warner Interactive's LEGO Batman, which released late last month, intriguingly performed best on
10.20.08 | News | Staff, Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind The Numbers, September 2008
Gamasutra's in-depth NPD analysis returns with a deep dive into September's U.S. numbers - exclusively revealing the full top 20 games, tie-in ratios, and plenty more on key hardware and games.
10.20.08 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 4 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Average Xbox 360 Price Has Dropped $100 In 3 Months
As part of an exclusive NPD analysis published today, Gamasutra is estimating that the average U.S. Xbox 360 console is selling for $100 less than its lifetime av
10.19.08 | News | Matt Matthews
Critical Reception: EA's Dead Space
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Dead Space, a survival horror shooter that reviews describe as "a remarkable game from a well-trodden genre that manages to stand out from its competitors in almost every way."
10.14.08 | News | Danny Cowan | 8 Number of Comments 
Analysis: The Puzzling Case Of Madden's Wii Sales
Is Madden NFL 09's lackluster launch on Wii a sign that the rebranded 'All-Play' feature was less than successful? Here, Gamasutra compares last year's Madden performance, including exclusive NPD data, against this year's multi-platform laun
09.29.08 | News | Matt Matthews | 8 Number of Comments 

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