Latest NPD Group Stories

2010-12-01 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the television industry's video-on-demand database currency provider, today announced the company has extended the "State of VOD Trend Report 2009" to include the first six months of 2010, and entered into a partnership with The NPD Group, a leading market research company, to provide a holistic view of VOD users in the "VOD Consumer Profiles" report which uses a combination of behavioral, usage and consumer...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Global Connected TV Shipments Forecast to Reach 118 Million in 2014 Santa Clara, CA (Vocus) October 18, 2010 While much of the news coverage surrounding TV features concentrates on 3D, the quiet revolution of connected TV is reaching new heights with over 40 million units expected to ship in 2010. According to the DisplaySearch Q3'10 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, the category is forecast to grow to over 118 million in 2014. TV set makers continue to develop new service platforms...

2010-10-15 12:25:00

The NPD Group unveiled more data this week that shows sales of videogame gear and software at stores dropped again in September. According to the NPD Group, revenue from videogame hardware and titles added up to $1.22 billion, which is eight percent less than the $1.32 billion taken in during the same month last year. "While industry sales of new physical retail sales show a decline versus year ago, it's important to remember that there is a growing volume of content being sold digitally,"...

2010-09-10 12:10:00

NPD Group reported on Thursday that videogame sales slipped again in August as the industry hoped that hot titles and new motion-sensing controllers would kick the market back up. According to NPD, revenue from videogame software and hardware tallied $818.9 million, 10 percent less than the $910.3 million taken during the same month a year prior. "In fact, this month reflected the lowest sales for August since 2006," NPD analyst Anita Frazier told AFP news. "While all categories are down...

2010-08-13 14:30:00

NPD Group reports that U.S. videogame industry sales slipped in July, despite a jump in the number of shoppers snatching up Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Wii consoles. The $846.5 million spent on videogame hardware and software was about one percent less than the revenue posted the same month a year ago, despite console sales rising 12 percent to $313.8 million. Videogame software sales saw an 8 percent drop with $403.3 million, compared to $438 million spent on titles the same month a...

2010-08-04 14:24:48

Industry tracker NPD said on Wednesday that smartphones running Google's Android software were the top selling phones in the U.S. market during the second quarter. Android accounted for a third of all smartphone sales during the April-June period, with Research in Motion's BlackBerry sliding down to second place. BlackBerry fell down to 28 percent market share after dropping nine percentage points.  RIM unveiled a new touchscreen device on Tuesday as the company tries to reinvigorate...

2010-07-16 12:30:00

Market researcher NPD Group reported this week that U.S. retail sales of hardware, software and accessories for the video game industry dropped 6 percent from last year. NPD said that sales of game software dropped 15 percent to $531.3 million.  Analysts were expecting a smaller decline. Hardware sales climbed 5 percent to $401.7 million.  NPD Analyst Anita Frazier told The Associated Press (AP) that Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 and Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 saw unit sales improve...

2010-06-23 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a worldwide leader in managed network solutions, today announced the availability of its new portfolio of Hughes Wi-Fi Solutions. Built on the capabilities of the Wi-Fi scanning solution announced earlier this year, Hughes Wi-Fi Solutions enable retailers to provide customers with convenient high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access using their smartphones or laptops, while ensuring security of personal...

2010-05-13 07:00:00

OGDEN, Utah, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketStar Corporation and The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, are introducing a new offering called Intellalign, the only product of its kind to combine MarketStar's real-time market insight with NPD's actual POS store level data to determine the most efficient marketing programs to grow retail presence, accelerate sales and improve ROI. Intellalign provides retail marketers with unprecedented intelligence so they can determine...

2010-05-10 13:21:00

CAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic-display technology, and DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced that Sony Electronics' President and Chief Operating Officer Stan Glasgow will deliver the keynote address during the SID DisplaySearch Business Conference, which will be held during Display Week 2010 (May 23-28)...

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