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Analysis: As U.S. Console Retail Declines, Where Now For The Game Biz?
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines reasons for 2010's U.S. retail video game industry declines -- including a handheld market "under assault" from mobiles -- and how non-retail markets affect 2011.
01.18.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 12 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Wii Down In U.S. In 2010, May Not Rebound In 2011?
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the Nintendo Wii's decline in sales in 2010, speculating about whether Nintendo will see further downtrend and how a pri
01.17.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, December 2010
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines December 2010's U.S. video game retail sales data from NPD Group, and looks to 2010 events like the launch of Kinect, contraction of retail software sales and the rise of digital models to see what 2011 may have in store.
01.16.11 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 13 Number of Comments 
Analysis: How Xbox 360 And Kinect Nearly Toppled Wii In 2010
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines how a revamped Xbox 360 and the launch of the Kinect led to an almost "flawless" 2010 performance by Microsoft as it cha
01.16.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 52 Number of Comments 
Microsoft: Supply Constraints Hit Xbox 360 In December
Although Microsoft has seen sales of its Xbox 360 strong in recent months, the company doesn't expect to lead hardware sales when December's NPD results come out today -- and it blames supply constraints.
01.12.11 | News | Leigh Alexander | 12 Number of Comments 
Nintendo's Fils-Aime Addresses Apple, Facebook, Microsoft Competition
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime addressed concerns about competition from Microsoft, Apple and Facebook in a recent interview, also shrugging off concerns about declining Wii hardware sales.
01.06.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 17 Number of Comments 
Gamasutra's Best of 2010
With 2010 now at an end, the Gamasutra editorial team is proud to present a round-up of its individual charts and countdowns for this resurgent year for video games, published on the website over the past few weeks.
12.29.10 | Feature | Gamasutra staff | 7 Number of Comments 
Analysis: How December Can Save U.S. Video Game Retail In 2010
Can December save 2010 from a year-on-year decline at U.S. video game retail? Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews lays out the scenario the industry needs this month for a strong finish to the year.
12.14.10 | News | Staff | 8 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Sony Didn't 'Move' The Needle In November
As part of his monthly look at NPD results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at a bleak U.S. November for Sony, offering a fascinating comparison of its Mov
12.13.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 23 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, November 2010
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines U.S. video game retail sales for the month of November -- the first time since March that the industry saw a rise in year-on-year sales.
12.12.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 17 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Kinect Could Drive Xbox 360 To 1.7M U.S. Sales This December
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines Xbox 360's strong performance at U.S. retail in November, a surge that could lead the console to a record 1.7 million sales in the territory this December.
12.12.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 7 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Black Ops For Xbox 360 Sells Nearly 5 Million In U.S.
Exclusive NPD Group data provided to Gamasutra has revealed 4.9 million units of Call Of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360 in the U.S. in November, while the PS3 version accounted for 3.1 million units.
12.09.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 10 Number of Comments 
Sony Reveals 4.1 Million PlayStation Move Devices Shipped Worldwide
Sony Computer Entertainment says it's sold in 4.1 million PlayStation Move units since the device's launch two months ago [UPDATE: SCEA tells Gamasutra retailers are "taking every unit we can supply."]
11.29.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 13 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: Console Hardware Trends In The Bundle Era
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at the reality of the bundle-driven hardware pricing space, compares platform trends and suggests console offerings might n
11.22.10 | News | Staff | 9 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: Where Do Wii Sales Go From Here?
Examining U.S. sales of Nintendo's Wii, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews showcases the significant slowdown in Wii's momentum and asks -- what should the company do to stimulate sales?
11.21.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 32 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, October 2010
Gamasutra's Matt Matthews goes inside October's mixed bag of NPD U.S. video game retail results, finding signs of life for the first time in months -- and looking at the factors that'll almost surely lead to another down year.
11.19.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Xbox 360 Leads, Wii Slips Among Software Leaders
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines U.S. retail game revenues year to date, revealing Nintendo's overall revenues slipping, as Sony and Microsoft match or exceed last year's totals.
11.18.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 11 Number of Comments 
Analysis: U.S. Music Game Sales Have Dropped Fivefold Since 2008
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews charts and evaluates the severity of the music game genre's revenue shrinkage -- finding "sales of music games have dropped by more than a factor of five since 2008."
11.18.10 | News | Staff | 29 Number of Comments 
Power Gig Developer Seven45 Confirms Layoffs
Alongside poor reviews for its Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, Boston-based Seven45 Studios has implemented layoffs it claims are "part of the natural cycle of game development."
11.18.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 1 Number of Comments 
Best Of Indie Games: The Game Development Shuffle
IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top indie games, this time including a Prince of Persia-style puzzle platformer, a collection of reflex-testing minigames, and more.
10.28.10 | News | Tim W. | 2 Number of Comments 
NPD's Top Ten U.S. Retail Games See Halo, Mario Dominate
As we enter the holiday season, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews has exclusive NPD figures identifying the top 10 best-selling U.S. retail games of the year so far -- also analyzing September's figures.
10.19.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 19 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Sony's Move Meets With Modest Response From Consumers
Examining September's NPD results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews unpicks PlayStation Move launch sales data -- finding what he believes is a modest reaction from consumers to Sony's new motion controller.
10.18.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 15 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, September 2010
Our in-depth look at the state of the industry using September's NPD figures sees strong trends for the Xbox 360, examines the launch landscape for the PlayStation Move, and more.
10.18.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 6 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Xbox 360 Blazes Ahead In 2010
Examining September's NPD results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews finds that the Xbox 360 is in lockstep with Wii for best-selling platform of 2010 -- and on t
10.17.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Top-Selling U.S. Retail Debuts In August Include Kane & Lynch, Gold's Gym Title
Using exclusive NPD data, Gamasutra details the top-selling new games in the U.S. console retail market in August 2010, including previous hidden debuts from Kane & Lynch and even Gold's Gym Dance Workout.
09.29.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 

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