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Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches

Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches Another banner month month for Nintendo hardware sales, per the latest figures from NPD. The firm puts Switch sales (including the standard and Lite models) at 735,000 units in the U.S., making the best October for a Nintendo console since the Wii […]

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U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales

U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly decimate a number of industries over the the past several months, but the U.S. gaming industry continues to benefit as people continue to be stuck at home. Yet another report from NPD highlights an excellent quarter, […]

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COVID-19 has driven engagement for an already-thriving gaming industry

COVID-19 has driven engagement for an already-thriving gaming industry A few days after releasing new figures for the month of June, NPD is offering up some broader trends for the gaming industry at large. It likely won’t surprise you to hear that the industry continues to thrive in 2020, and COVID-19-driven stay-at-home […]

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Gaming sales had another great month in June

Gaming sales had another great month in June We continue to be stuck inside, and video games continue to sell well. It’s pretty much as simple as that, honestly. I mean, there’s more nuance than that, obviously, but that’s really the top line takeaway from NPD’s June gaming numbers. More specifically, last […]

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In spite of an uncertain economy, US video game sales remain strong

In spite of an uncertain economy, US video game sales remain strong May marked another extremely strong month for gaming sales, according to the latest figures from NPD. Between software, hardware, accessories and game cards, Americans spent around $977 million. That’s a 57-percent jump since the year prior and the highest it’s […]

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US video game sales have record quarter, as consumers stay at home

US video game sales have record quarter, as consumers stay at home New numbers from NPD confirm what we’ve known for a while: the first quarter of 2020 was a very good one for gaming companies. The new report notes that sales hit a record $10.86 billion in the States between January […]

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The Nintendo Switch had a very good March

The Nintendo Switch had a very good March Nintendo is selling a lot of Switches. The convertible console has been a lifesaver for people sheltering in place around the world. COVID-19-induced travel restrictions and the long-awaited arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have proven to be a perfect storm for the three-year-old […]

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Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch

Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales, here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show gains pretty much across the board. In fact, […]

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Smart speaker sales on pace to increase 50 percent by 2019

Smart speaker sales on pace to increase 50 percent by 2019 It seems Amazon didn’t know what it had on its hands when it released the first Echo in late-2014. The AI-powered speaker formed the foundation of the next been moment in consumer electronics. Those devices have helped mainstreaming consumer AI and […]

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