Print book sales rose 1.9% in 2017

In what amounts to faint praise for the strength of the physical book NPD reported that print book sales rose 1.9 percent in 2017, less than the 3 percent growth posted in 2013-2016. NPD tracks book s

Connected home revenue in the US grew 57-percent in 2016, according to NPD

No surprise, really, that connected home sales experienced a surge last year. Between the seemingly exponential number of new players and driving pushes from major companies like Apple, Google and Ama

Bluetooth units claim more than half of headphone dollar sales in June

It still feels a bit premature to ditch the jack entirely, but according to numbers released by NPD, Bluetooth headphone sales got a big old bump for the month of June, marking the first time the wire

NPD: U.S. Windows Device Sales Down 21% On Last Year; Windows 8 Tablet Sales “Almost Non-Existent”

Microsoft earlier this week made a point of noting that <a href="">there have been 40 million do

NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme

Some well-timed research out from <a target="_blank" href="">NPD</a>, just in time for Google gearing up for its I/O event, where it is announcing news about Google TV, new wireless

NPD: Apple Still Leads Tablet Shipments, But The Fight For Second Place Rages On

Another day, another take on Amazon and Apple duking it out in the tablet market. The data comes from NPD’s DisplaySearch wing, and the results don't come as much of a shock. By their count, Apple i

NPD: Apple Still On Top In Mobile PC Shipments, But HP Takes The Cake In Notebooks

The PC industry <a href="">is in decline</a>, unless of course you count tablets. NPD is apparently

Tablet Shipments To Reach 383.3 Million By 2017, 46% In Emerging Markets

Post-PC era? Here we come: According to new data from <a href="">NPD</a>, tablet PC shipments are expected to grow from 72.7 million units in 2011 to 383.3 million units by 2017. Fo

Video Apps Vs. Web Video: Apps Are Invisible To Search

<img src=""> Videos on the iPad and other tablets look great, and increasingly apps are being created specifically for watching

About Time: NPD Plans To Track Digital Game Sales Data

<img src="" />The NPD Group, the organization that tracks sales data for the video game industry in North America, says that it plans t

Is Call Of Duty: Black Ops The Best Selling Game Of All Time?

<img src="" />Sigh. <a HREF="">Call of Duty: Black Ops</a> is now the

NPD November: Xbox 360 Outsells Wii, Black Ops Tops Charts

<img src="" />There's two big stories coming out of November's NPD numbers. The first is that Microsoft somehow managed to sell more

NPD now tracks PC game digital downloads, finds that they make up nearly 50 percent of all sales

<img src="" />You know how every month you see stories like “<a HREF=""><i>Red D

NPD confirms: People are still confused by ‘netbooks’

<img src="" alt="" />The NPD released a new report that says, essentially, <a HREF="

March wasn't the best month for video game sales

<img src="" />Yikes, not a the best month for our beloved video game industry. Sales were off some 17 percent compared to last year, but

August NPD numbers: Madden sells well (shocking!)

The August NPD numbers are out, and to no one’s surprise Madden NFL ’09 was the biggest seller of the month, with EA moving some 2.3 million units. August is sorta a slow month for the vid

July NPD numbers are here: Once again, PS3 outsells Xbox 360

The July NPD numbers have come out, and the PS3 continued its fine June performance, once again topping the Xbox 360 in units sold. Sony sold 224,000 PS3s to Microsoft’s 204,000. Meanwhile, the

Should we expect Wii sales to decrease any time soon?

This month’s NPD numbers don’t officially come out until Thursday, but a single note written by Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian has prompted all sorts of knee-jerk reactions. Lazard

Flip video recorder #1 according to NPD

According to NPD research, the Flip is the #1 selling camcorder in the US, beating out such stalwarts as Sony and JVC. The Flip is the YouTube compatible video camera that is so simple even a retarded

GTA IV sales didn't cause increase in console sales, NPD numbers show

Despite breaking sales records left and right, GTA IV didn’t cause any measurable uptick in console sales. That probably hurts Sony more than Microsoft, seeing as though the GTA series has, sinc
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