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2009-02-14 13:25:11

The U.S. economic recession has not slowed the video game industry, which higher sales last month compared with the year-ago period, the NPD Group says. The market research company, based in Port Washington, N.Y., said video game companies posted $1.33 billion in revenue in January, representing a 13 percent revenue increase compared with January 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The net earnings of those video game companies were not reported. Even in these tough economic...

2009-02-09 05:30:00

Roxio Applications Continue to Top Category and Find Success at Wholesale Clubs and Mass Merchants NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions(R) (Nasdaq: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced its Roxio(R)-branded consumer applications were number one in U.S. retail in 2008. According to NPD Group figures, which track retail sell-through in North America, Roxio applications increased their market share over the previous year and lead the category...

2009-01-28 16:02:00

December Software Sales Help Set New Record WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $22 billion in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 billion of that total figure -- a 22.9% jump over the previous year -- the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of a December...

2009-01-28 11:18:00

December Software Sales Help Set New Record WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $21 billion in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 billion of that total figure -- a 22.9% jump over the previous year -- the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of a December...

2008-12-24 10:51:02

U.S. retailers, in a discount mood to make up for lethargic spending, are promising bigger discounts after the holidays. Sears Holding spokesman Tom Aiello promised great deals, telling USA Today after Christmas would be like Black Friday. There's not a lot of time for retailers to make up for what's been lost, Kathy Grannis of the National Retail Federation said. Sears will be slashing electronic prices 75 percent, while Kmart promised to reduce prices 40 percent for goods already marked...

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2008-12-12 12:20:00

Data from market researcher NPD Group shows that Americans may be cutting back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games - to the tune of nearly $3 billion in November. Boosted by strong sales of Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft Corp's Xbox 360 and the alien shooter game "Gears of War 2", retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories jumped 10 percent last month from the year-ago period to $2.91 billion in the U.S. NPD analyst Anita Frazier said the availability of...

2008-09-10 12:00:00

"Entertainment Trends in America" report reveals boomers are key demographic segment for digital products and marketing; Baby boomers who stream video 15 percent more likely to buy a CD, DVD, or movie tickets Press: The NPD Group, Inc. Lee Graham, 212-333-4983 lee@leegraham.biz Logo: http://www.npd.com According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, online activities once mainly popular with teens and young adults, are now enjoying active participation by baby...

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2008-09-03 15:15:00

By Ashley M Heher / Associated Press Once relegated to the dank corners of the basement, freezers are being embraced again by shoppers who are stashing bulk- sized purchases of meats, fruits and vegetables there as they work to combat rising food prices. Across the country, shoppers bought more than 1.1 million freezers during the first six months of the year -- up more than 7 percent from the same period last year, according to research firm NPD Group. That rings up to nearly $400 million...

2008-08-28 21:00:28

By wire CHICAGO -- Once relegated to the dank corners of the basement, shoppers are re-embracing the deep freezer, stashing bulk-sized purchases of meats, fruits and vegetables there as they work to combat rising food prices. Across the country, shoppers bought more than 1.1 million freezers during the first six months of the year -- up more than 7 percent from the same period last year, according to research firm NPD Group. That rings up to nearly $400 million in freezer sales -- a...

2008-08-20 09:01:04

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, many of the most avid movie ticket buyers in the U.S. enjoy watching movies in the theater for social reasons that go beyond simple economic calculations. One-third of moviegoers head to the theaters four or more times in an average three-month period, and these consumers remain positive about spending their money on entertainment content -- and on movie outings in particular. NPD's "Entertainment Trends in America" reports...


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