Tag Archive: game sales

Video games spring back on strong console sales

The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted. Total sales of video game hardware and software came in at… Continue reading

Hardware sales soar in June

Never underestimate the power of a price cut. On the heels of Microsoft lowering the cost of the Xbox One by $100, video game hardware sales in June more than doubled the totals… Continue reading

New consoles don’t spark retail run on game sales

Video game hardware is hot once again. The games themselves? That’s a murkier picture. Retail sales of game systems are up 51 percent in 2014 compared with a year ago, according to data… Continue reading

Grand Theft Auto V leads video game industry to terrific September sales

Crime pays — and it pays well. The extraordinarily strong sales of Grand Theft Auto V drove the video game industry to a spectacular September. According to The NPD Group, combined physical sales… Continue reading

July game sales fall, but Nintendo’s 3DS continues to rise

As the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 inches closer, gamers are being even more careful with their money. For the sixth month in a row, sales of video game software,… Continue reading

Despite The Last of Us, overall game sales down in June

Joel, Ellie and those terrifying Clickers did their best to boost video game sales in June, but it was just another doomed mission for the duo. Software sales last month were down 10 percent to… Continue reading

August video game sales hit a new low

Everyone was expecting bad news from video game retailers in August. And everyone was right. The NPD Group reports that year over year sales were down 23 percent, with software sales tumbling 37… Continue reading

May game sales bite the dust

No one expected May to be a particularly stellar month for video game sales – but no one expected it to be a disaster either. Unfortunately, disaster doesn’t begin to describe the month.… Continue reading

Analysts Predict Upswing in April Video Game Sales

While April was an awful month for Sony, the Easter Bunny may have brought some good news for the video game industry as a whole. The NPD Group will report monthly sales figures… Continue reading

Video Game Sales Drop, but Nintendo 3DS Performs Well

While Nintendo had a lot to brag about in March, the overall video game industry wasn’t so fortunate. Initial sales of the 3DS handheld gaming device beat those of its predecessor, and the powerful Pokemon… Continue reading