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2010-02-02 05:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced its consumer software applications were number one in U.S. retail in 2009. According to NPD Group figures, which track retail sell-through in North America, Roxio applications gained market share over the previous year and once again lead the category in terms of units and revenue at 48% and 57% respectively*. Roxio's retail...

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2010-01-15 15:30:00

After a 2009 dominated by lower year-over-year monthly sales figures, the video game industry turned things around in a huge way just in time for the holidays, recording its best month ever, reported analyst firm NPD Group on Thursday. According to NPD, the industry turned in U.S. sales of $5.53 billion in December, up 4 percent from $5.32 billion a year earlier. While it could not have been any more of a relief to the companies in the video games business that they had finally turned in a...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

ROMANSHORN, Switzerland, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- - Category Inventor MBT Market Leader in Most Countries New data by The NPD Group, Inc. a US-based market research company, has revealed that the physiological footwear category is booming. Physiological footwear's unstable sole construction simulates barefoot walking on soft, uneven natural ground, thus activating the small muscles throughout the body. According to NPD, the category's sales have increased four-fold during the...

2010-01-05 13:10:00

OGDEN, Utah, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketStar, the recognized pioneer and leader in outsourced sales and marketing since 1988, today announced a strategic alliance with The NPD Group, the recognized leader in consumer and retail market research information. This strategic alliance combines MarketStar's capabilities in field sales-team deployment with NPD's unique, store level point-of-sale data to provide consumer technology clients with unmatched market planning and coverage...

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2009-12-11 12:40:00

Analysts say that videogame industry sales in the U.S. are on track to hit 20 billion dollars for the year despite not measuring up to stellar revenues seen in 2008, AFP reported. NPD Group, a market research company, said sales of videogame software and hardware in November totaled $2.7 billion, a 7.6 percent drop from the same month last year but still the second-best November revenue figures on record. For the first 11 months of 2009, U.S. videogame sales were some $14 billion, about 12...

2009-12-09 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced Webroot® AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper was the top-selling security product in the U.S. retail market for the week ending November 28, 2009, capturing 32.8 percent of unit share, according to The NPD Group's Weekly Tracking Service. This period includes retail sales on Black Friday, when the holiday shopping season traditionally begins....

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2009-11-13 11:25:00

Video game sales took a 19 percent plummet in October, compared to the same month last year, according to a report from research firm NPD Group on Thursday. Sales dropped to $1.07 billion in October as the video game industry heads into the usually profitable holiday season. "The continued economic turmoil, and in particular the troubling unemployment rate, is undoubtedly impacting industry sales," said NPD videogame analyst Anita Frazier. "With the excitement already being generated by 'Call...

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2009-11-06 13:35:00

NPD Group said that Microsoft's new-generation Windows 7 operating system hit the ground running, with U.S. sales in its opening days blasting past those of its Vista predecessor, AFP reported. The market research firm said on Thursday that sales of Windows 7 in the days following its October 22 release were 234 percent higher than those posted by Vista when it was released into the market. NPD vice president of analysis Stephen Baker said Microsoft's program of early low-cost pre-sales, high...

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2009-10-20 12:25:00

Video game sales showed small signs of rebounding in September, according to a new market report. Market research firm NPD Group reported Monday that the video games sector saw growth of 1 percent following six consecutive months of declines. Video game sales in the US increased from $1.27 billion in September 2008 to $1.28 billion this year. "The increase in revenues is driven by a rise in average retail prices in all categories with the exception of console hardware, in which the average...

2009-10-05 18:03:45

The annual Household Penetration Study conducted by NPD Group said the percentage of U.S. households with Apple computers gained in the last year. The survey revealed 12 percent of U.S. computer-owning households own a Macintosh computer, a 3 percentage point gain from a year ago, PC World reported Monday. The average U.S. Apple computer owner is apt to have more electronic toys and more money than the counterpart PC user, the survey showed. When asked what other gadgets they own, 85 percent...


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