Video Games Need a Billboard Top Ten

Video games need a top ten list. Movies have them, music has them, but the video game industry still hasn't found a solid way to track the country's most popular video games, according to Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association. » 6/29/10 10:00am 6/29/10 10:00am

Two Gamers Who Spend Two Full Days A Week Playing Games

Remember that NPD study that defined extreme gamers as people who average 48.5 hours of play time a week? G4's Patrick Klepek got two of these gamers to explain themselves. » 6/03/10 4:20pm 6/03/10 4:20pm

What Kind Of Gamer Are You?

The average U.S. gamer is spending more time gaming than ever before, but only 4% of the gaming population is classified by the NPD Group as "Extreme Gamers." What kind of gamer are you? » 5/27/10 3:20pm 5/27/10 3:20pm

Gee, You Guys Must Really Hate Using Credit Cards

According to retail research firm the NPD Group, the biggest-selling accessory in the United States is not a controller, memory card or chatpad. It's a pre-paid points card for an online gaming service. » 5/20/10 3:30am 5/20/10 3:30am

The DS Is About To Become The Biggest-Selling Console Of All Time

The PlayStation 2 deservedly holds the record as the top-selling video game console of all time. It won't, however, hold the record for much longer. » 5/14/10 1:30am 5/14/10 1:30am

Nintendo Continues Hardware Kill Streak In Slow April

The Wii and Nintendo DS killed the competition in the United States last month, partly because the other hardware makers didn't put up much of a fight. It was, bluntly, an ugly month for video game sales. » 5/13/10 7:00pm 5/13/10 7:00pm

Splinter Cell: Conviction Was April's Big Winner [Update]

Sam Fisher used little stealth in his slaying of the competition in April, with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction clearly visible at the top of April's bestselling games list, according to the NPD Group. » 5/13/10 6:40pm 5/13/10 6:40pm

Nintendo DSi XL Off To A [Adjective] Start In U.S.

In March, the Nintendo DS had a hell of a month, selling more than 700,000 units to portable gamers in the U.S. That was the same month the pumped up Nintendo DSi XL launched. How'd it do? » 4/16/10 10:00pm 4/16/10 10:00pm

God of War III, Pokemon & More Battle It Out For March's Bestseller…

March was a battle between one very pissed off Spartan, a girl named Lightning and too many Pokemon to count. Who came out on top in U.S. video game sales for the month of March? » 4/15/10 6:40pm 4/15/10 6:40pm

BioShock 2 is Entitled to February's Top Spot for U.S. Sales

BioShock 2 ended New Super Mario Bros. Wii's two-month hold atop the U.S. console sales charts, edging the Nintendo platformer by 7,000 units to take February's top honors. » 3/11/10 7:00pm 3/11/10 7:00pm

Xbox 360 Notches Rare Triumph Over Wii in February

The Xbox 360 clocked in with a rare victory over the Wii among console sales in the United States for February, according to figures released today by the NPD Group. » 3/11/10 6:40pm 3/11/10 6:40pm

NPD Top 20 Shows How MAG, Bayonetta Fared In January

Well-read sales analysis enthusiasts are already well aware that some of January's most anticipated games did not become January's bestselling games. While some new properties, like THQ's Darksiders, managed a top ten showing, some settled for the top 20. » 2/15/10 6:40pm 2/15/10 6:40pm

Nintendo Is January's Hardware Winner Once Again

Wii fever swept the United States in January, another 465,000 units of Nintendo's white wonder snatched up by consumers. Hey, when you're selling that many copies of New Super Mario Bros. you're gonna need a Wii to play it on. » 2/11/10 7:00pm 2/11/10 7:00pm

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Was January's Biggest Game In The U.S.

Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii had a big January, following its 2.8 million copies sold in December '09 with another 650,000-plus copies to Mario-hungry Wii owners in the United States. » 2/11/10 6:45pm 2/11/10 6:45pm

The Bestselling Game Of All Time In The U.S. Is Wii Play

The NPD Group has compiled fifteen years worth of video game sales in the United States, determining that Nintendo's 2006 release Wii Play is the industry's top seller, beating out Grand Theft Autos and Call of Dutys easily. » 1/19/10 10:30pm 1/19/10 10:30pm

The Sims Beat Warcraft for Top PC Seller of '09

June's release of The Sims 3 bested World of Warcraft for the crown of 2009's best selling PC game, according to numbers released today by the NPD Group. Modern Warfare 2, despite a November release, was a strong fifth. » 1/14/10 7:20pm 1/14/10 7:20pm

NPD: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Stomps The Competition, More Than 2.8…

In December, New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold another 2.82 million copies to U.S. consumers, pushing the game past the 4 million mark in the United States, according to the NPD Group. That's the start of good news for Nintendo. » 1/14/10 7:00pm 1/14/10 7:00pm

Nintendo Hardware Sells More Than 7 Million To Win December '09

Nintendo hardware dominated the holidays last year, with the Wii and Nintendo DS crushing the hardware competition, according to new sales figures from the NPD Group. » 1/14/10 6:40pm 1/14/10 6:40pm

Nintendo Dominating U.S. Game Sales Through November

The U.S. video game industry may have a down year and Wii sales may have dropped considerably from 2008, but Nintendo still has something to brag about this year. Sales of its video games are still kicking everyone else's ass. » 12/14/09 10:00pm 12/14/09 10:00pm