• Video Game Spending is Up, PlayStation 4 Was the Top Selling Console in August 2018

    2 monthes ago - By PlayStation LifeStyle

    The NPD report for August 2018 is now available, giving us a look at some hard data on video game sales numbers. Overall, spending on video games is up 26% year over year, software sales increased by 16% year over over, and the PlayStation 4 retains its top spot as the best selling console year-to-date, both accounting for units sold and dollars spent. The biggest growth driver for video game sales during August 2018 was accessories and game cards, growing 39% to set a record during this particular tracking period. Overall year-to-date video game spending has reached $7.5 billion total...
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  • NPD August 2018: Madden NFL 19 on top, the return of Modern Warfare 2 and Monster Hunter World's continued success

    NPD August 2018: Madden NFL 19 on top, the return of Modern Warfare 2 and Monster Hunter World's continued success

    2 monthes ago - By VG 247

    The August 2018 games industry report is here from NPD, with growth across all segments.
    According to the NPD Group, August saw a 26% year-on-year increase in spending across software, hardware, accessories, and game cards, for a total of $796 million.
    As always, the data is representative mostly of retail, though it does include digital sales for games whose publishers share these numbers.
    Hardware
    The hardware segment registered a 28% growth in August, compared to the same period last year. $214 million were spent on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and other devices such as the NES...
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