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Nintendo's DSi, DSi XL Get Price Cuts
The DSi and DSi XL, Nintendo's latest iterations of its portable hardware are getting their first price reductions in the U.S, as the company knocks $20 off of the price of each.
08.29.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 4 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: Xbox 360 On Solid Track In Tepid Hardware Market
As part of his look at July's NPD retail results, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews compares a somewhat unusual month overall for platform sales to last year -- and find
08.17.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: The Fortunes Of The Hardware Family
Analyzing July's NPD U.S. retail console numbers, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at Wii declines, the DS's rising price, what PS3 needs to continue growin
08.16.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, July 2010
Gamasutra's Matt Matthews goes inside July's NPD results, looking at how the Xbox 360 S model has boosted hardware, how the key players stack against each other -- and at the current ominous software trend.
08.16.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 12 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Xbox 360 S Model Takes The Lead In July
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at the continuing boom for the Xbox 360 slim and the "delicate balance" it's created with the PS3 Slim -- what does its launch portend for Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From The 'Indie' Label To The Wii's Threat To Traditional Controllers
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables discuss the pointlessness of the 'indie' label, the role of story in games compared to other media, and how the Wii may prevent future gene
08.11.10 | News | Tom Curtis
Analysis: Looking Beyond Retail Numbers For U.S. Game Industry Growth?
Gamasutra estimates that at least $2 billion in U.S. online sales went overlooked in 2009, looking beyond retail-only sales numbers -- will new methods of measurement reveal a healthier industry?
07.20.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: Third Parties Lagging On Wii Again, While Nintendo Endures
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines complex sales trends on Nintendo's Wii -- what's happening to third party game sales, and could first-party Nintendo bundles be contributing to malaise?
07.19.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
First-Half 2010 Results: Nintendo Dominates Top U.S. Retail Games
Gamasutra examines the top-selling U.S. console games in 2010's first half, as Nintendo titles like New Super Mario Bros. lead individual platforms charts, followed by Red Dead Redemption and God of War III.
07.19.10 | News | Matt Matthews
NPD: Behind the Numbers, June 2010
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look inside June's somewhat unusual NPD U.S. console retail results -- strong hardware puts all eyes on the Big Three platform holders, but why can't software keep up?
07.19.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 4 Number of Comments 
In Depth: The Xbox 360 Slim Effect
Analyzing June's NPD U.S. retail console numbers, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at the Xbox 360 Slim launch -- has it sparked a hardware boom for Microso
07.18.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Wii Software Growth Peaking, Falling Behind PS2
Gamasutra analyzes the "consternation" around Wii lifetime game sales, showing they plateaued in 2009, and fell behind PS2's software sales trajectory -- despite having 5 million more systems on the market.
07.13.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 24 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Where Does The Console Retail Biz Go From Here?
Following weak U.S. video game retail sales for May, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews says that the "industry is in a transitional state," and despite a slower Wii market, "one cannot simply lay the blame at Nintendo's feet."
07.06.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 10 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, May 2010
In his latest in-depth analysis of the NPD U.S. video game console retail charts for May 2010, Matt Matthews examines "the idea that the retail-focused game industry is not simply in a lull but truly contracting", using exclusive data to probe the state of the market.
07.05.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 7 Number of Comments 
Analysis: 'Dramatic' Wii Software Decline Dragged 2010's Sales
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews' look at May's NPD results examines platform-specific software sales -- with exclusive new tie-ratio data -- finding a "dramatic"
07.05.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 19 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Examining Declining U.S. Console Revenues - What's The Cause?
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines May's hardware NPD figures -- why have console sales slumped 20% year on year to $241.5 million for the month, and which
07.04.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 19 Number of Comments 
This Week In Video Game Criticism: Apocalypse When? Zelda Now!
In this week's roundup of inspiring writing on the art and design of video games, Ben Abraham looks at E3 'surprises', Apocalypse Now game thoughts, and where Zelda went wrong.
06.23.10 | News | Ben Abraham
This Week In Video Game Criticism: A Departure To Juicy Feedback
In this week's roundup of the most inspiring writing about the art and design of video games, Ben Abraham examines road games, Alpha Protocol and first impressions, "juicy feedback," and lots more.
06.09.10 | News | Ben Abraham | 2 Number of Comments 
Analysis: What Happened To April's Hardware Sales?
After yesterday's look at April's NPD U.S. software retail numbers, Gamasutra looks at the hardware side -- weak sales for PS2 and PSP, a strange
05.17.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, April 2010
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews goes behind April's NPD U.S. console retail numbers -- why the surprising 26 percent drop, and what does it mean for the months ahead?
05.17.10 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 
Analysis: What Happened To April's Video Game Sales?
More than $100 million of April's U.S. game retail downturn was down to video game sales declines, says Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews, who explores possible reaso
05.16.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 37 Number of Comments 
NPD: Top 20 Reveals April's Hits, FFXIII's Chart Miss
Top 20 U.S. retail game data from NPD for April reveals that 14 titles sold more than 100,000 units -- more than the 9 that were sold in April of last year -- and that PS3 continues to hold marketshare.
05.13.10 | News | Leigh Alexander, Matt Matthews | 19 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Q1 Sales Analysis Illuminates Hardware
Following his analysis of 2010's first-quarter U.S. retail game sales, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews now looks at the hardware side --
05.11.10 | News | Matt Matthews
Exclusive: Platform-Specific Q1 U.S. Sales Reveal Notable Trends
Using exclusive NPD data, Gamasutra looks at the top selling U.S. retail games for each platform during the first quarter of 2010, from Modern Warfare 2's continued sales through Just Dance's surprising Wii strength.
05.10.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 11 Number of Comments 
GameStop Acknowledges Move To Online Gaming Poses Business Threat
GameStop downplays the threat that digital and online gaming poses to its packaged business, but new wording in regulatory filings shows that the company considers consumer adoption of digital channels a risk to its business.
05.05.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 3 Number of Comments 

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