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Analysts: 75 percent of US core gamers prefer physical copies

According to sales and marketing analyst NPD Group, 75 percent of American core gamers prefer physical game copies to digital distribution. The firm surveyed 7,900 core gamers to arrive at its conclusion. It defines "core gamer" as someone who plays at least five hours worth of action, adventure, f...

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NPD report: America's gamer population is shrinking, mobile overtakes consoles

Is the video game industry finally returning to earth after years of sustained growth? Possibly, although a new market research report that suggests a shrinking gamer population comes with some rather significant caveats. First off, the report by the NPD Group claims that 211.5 million people ...

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DDO jumps to third-most-popular spot in MMO survey

Market research company NPD has completed its annual survey of online gamers with some fascinating results. They surveyed nearly 19,000 gamers of all ages in January of this year, looking at every aspect from hours played per week to what former WoW fans are currently playing. The results are intere...

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Aion tops NPD Group PC sales chart for September

When NCsoft released Aion, they had hopes it would ultimately enjoy the caliber of success in western markets that the title has in Asia. It's been roughly one month since Aion launched in North America but it's off to a good start, as indicated by its entry to the NPD Group's September US PC sales...

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Warhammer Online sits atop latest NPD PC games chart

Our sister site Big Download is reporting that the most recent NPD Group list of top ten best-selling PC games features Warhammer Online in the number one position, directly above Spore. Just below Spore in the third place position rests the collector's edition of Mythic's brand new bouncing MMO b...

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Blizzard retains PC gaming dominance

As if in response to predictions of the beginning of the end, Blizzard's market dominance in US PC game sales was reaffirmed in late August through the NPD Group's research. In fact, World of Warcraft garnered three of the top spots on the PC game sales chart, with The Diablo Battle Chest and The W...

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MMO subscriptions to be included in NPD reports

The NPD group already has a prestigious reputation as the most trusted tracker of gaming industry related sales figures. Now it's seeking to augment that reputation by tracking subscription data in addition to initial software sales. This will enable the NPD group to provide businesses and others wi...

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