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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

Watch Dogs, Mario Kart power stellar sales for video game industry in May

A hacker and a kart racer have delivered some unabashedly good news to console makers and game publishers. Sales of both video game hardware and software were up — way up — in… Continue reading

10 best-selling video games (so far) of 2014

The next generation of consoles is starting to shake up the sales charts. With the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there’s a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and… Continue reading

PS4 outsells Xbox One, Titanfall tops charts in stellar March

Gamers may not be buying a ton of games these days, but they’re sure gobbling up game systems. Sales of video game hardware in March were up a massive 78 percent in March… Continue reading

Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 in December, overall games sales down in 2013

The Xbox One might have won December, but the PS4 is winning the war. According to brick and mortar retail tracker The NPD Group, both of Microsoft’s consoles outperformed Sony’s in the final… Continue reading

PS4, Xbox One sales blow past their predecessors

To say the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are off to a strong start is the understatement of the year. The November sales of both systems topped not only the first month of the… Continue reading

PS4 edges Xbox One as video game hardware sales soar in November

What a difference a couple new consoles makes. Overall, when hardware, software and accessories — including subscription cards for Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus — were added up, the industry posted sales of… Continue reading

October game sales race forward thanks to GTA

Trevor, Michael and Franklin might be particularly vicious criminals in Grand Theft Auto V, but they’re heroes to the video game industry. Grand Theft Auto helped propel the industry into positive growth for… Continue reading

Is the video game industry finally rebounding?

The video game industry hasn’t done a lot to endear itself to investors in the past few years. Competition from the mobile space, player fatigue with the lack of innovation and aging console… Continue reading