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New consoles can’t save software from 24% decline, but industry sales rise

NPD report reveals the biggest Nov ever for hardware in US; BF4, Call of Duty not enough to spike game sales. The NPD Group has released its report for the month of November (covering US point-of-sale data from November 3-30)

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PS4, Xbox One prices could be cut sooner in cycle, says Activision

On its earnings call today, Activision Blizzard was asked a number of questions about the industry’s market conditions, the console transition, and how it’s handling its own franchises during this stretch. Interestingly, in a comment near the end of the

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PS4, Xbox One to ship 10m units by March – EA

EA is extremely bullish on next-gen gaming based on what the publisher has heard from Microsoft, Sony and retailers On its earnings call today, the first one led by Andrew Wilson as new EA CEO, EA fielded numerous questions about

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GTA V expected to double September NPD sales year-over-year

The industry has been limping all year, but the record-breaking debut of Grand Theft Auto V has healed the wound, according to NPD estimates released by Wedbush Securities. Console and handheld software sales are expected to total $910 million, up

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Retail game sales up 21% in August – NPD

Madden, Saints Row IV, Disney Infinity push year-over-year sales up for the first time since November of 2011. It’s been a difficult year for US retail game sales, but the industry-tracking NPD Group’s August sales figures offer room for a

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Samsung ships twice as many smartphones as Apple, but smaller brands chipping away at lead: IDC

As the smartphone market continues to grow, smaller companies are continuing to gain on the industry’s biggest manufacturers. That’s the message from research firm IDC, whose latest shipment estimates show a measurable market share drop of 1.8 percentage points for

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Smartphone shipments to reach 1.5 billion by 2017 – report

PS4 and Xbox One will be launching by the end of the year, but for most people in the world, that’s irrelevant. Smartphones, on the other hand, see wider adoption every day, and the latest report from research firm IHS

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NPD to start tracking digital sales this year

NPD will start tracking digital sales this year, and according to president of the Games group, David McQuillan the firm plans to launch rather “quickly” due to the impending next-gen console launch. Speaking with GI International, NPD said that so

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Digital game sales growing 33%

GDC 2013: Analysts from NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital present data on the growing digital game market across the world (…) The annual spending on games in the USA for new retail games in 2012 was $7.1 billion, which represented about

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The business side of HTML5 and going cross-platform

Aphelio’s Michael Walker looks at the pros and cons of the development platform from a business perspective (…) With HTML5 you can be on everyone’s device – at once. Browser, desktop, mobile, it all works and can all be connected

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