Latest NPD Group Stories

2013-03-21 23:04:09

2012 LCD TV Units Decline 1% Y/Y, While Plasma TV Shipments Fall 23% Y/Y Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Annual global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever in 2012, down 1% to 203 million, according to the latest findings published in the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. Q4 was the only quarter to see any growth, rising 0.6%, but it was not enough to offset declines from the first three quarters. The preliminary outlook...

US Households Have More Devices Than Humans
2013-03-19 10:09:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s finally happened. The machines have taken over. The number crunchers at the NPD Group now say the typical American household has more Internet-connected devices residing inside than people. While PCs remain a mainstay in American homes, NPD says this insurgence is led by tablet sales. All told, there are an estimated half billion of these connected devices in US houses. The Connected Home Report, which was...

Internet Radio Thriving, Putting Pressure On Other Music Formats
2012-11-09 19:57:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over half of all internet users choose to listen to music using internet radio or on-demand music services these days. This is according to the "Music Acquisition Monitor," a report from the NPD Group that tracks the use of Pandora and other music services. That 50 percent of internet users equates to about 96 million people who flock to music services such as Pandora, Last.fm, Slacker Radio, YouTube, VEVO, Rhapsody and other...

Video Game Sales Dropped In October
2012-11-09 12:22:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video game designers work hard to make increasingly challenging plotlines, design stories with rich tapestries and often times flawed but heroic characters. And yet that isn´t enough lately to keep the gamers coming back for more. According to NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, October saw a decline in retail purchases for the 11th straight month in a row. Total retail sales for October dropped 25 percent, with...

Online Video Preferred Through Connected TVs
2012-09-28 05:36:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More Americans prefer to view online video content on their televisions than on their computers, according to the recently released “Digital Video Outlook” report from market research firm NPD Group. According to the report, the number of Americans that used TVs as their primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web rose from 33 percent to 45 percent during the past year. Meanwhile, consumers who...

2012-09-12 23:03:48

Demand for Larger Screens and Increasing Feature Mix Provide Optimism for the Industry Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Global TV shipments declined for the second straight quarter, falling 8% year over year in Q2´12, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Advanced Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. The decline in TV shipments started in Q4´11 and has continued in 2012, reflecting both worsening economic conditions worldwide and slower price erosion,...

2012-09-12 23:03:43

Post-Installation Service Contracts Adding Thousands of New Sales Prospects in the Near Term Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Previously over-looked opportunities are now emerging for photovoltaic (PV) systems providers within the United States by addressing the growing requirement for post-installation service contracts across multiple installation sites, such as municipalities and school districts, according to new findings within the NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal...

Gamer Down! Are Video Games Losing Their Shine?
2012-09-07 04:24:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of Americans who play video games fell five percent this year, with 12 million fewer people playing the games this year compared with last year, according to market tracking firm NPD Group. An estimated 212 million people, or roughly two-thirds of Americans, now play video games, according to the NPD report. The number of mobile and digital gamers grew this year compared to last, with mobile gamers surpassing core...

2012-09-03 23:00:32

Consistently 8 out of 10 U.S. adults describe themselves as “extremely healthy” or “very healthy”, but only one-in-five adults have what is considered to be a “most healthy" diet and 65 percent of adults´ body mass index (BMI) is overweight or obese, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. In spite of their overly positive assessment of their own health, almost half of all U.S. adults (104 million) recognize the need to change their...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.