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This future contract pays 1 DKP for each $10 million of total video game software sales in the US in the retail month of March 2009 according to the NPD Group. This retail month runs from March 1, 2009 to April 4, 2009. This contract expires at 11:30 PM PST on April 15, 2009.

No end to current hardware cycle - analyst

GamesIndustry - May 28, 2009

Submitted by welshbloke (29) at 4:45AM PST on May 28, 2009

With the current cycle in its third or fourth year, Greenwald suggests that fears of a decline in hardware and software sales are unwarranted and that E3 itself will "provide some signs that the industry is alive and well".
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Additional April 09 NPD #

Gamasutra - May 18, 2009

Submitted by mrahaju (22) at 8:08AM PST on May 18, 2009

GTA:Chinatown Wars: 74,000 Killzone 2 : 58,000 Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena : 57,000 Halo 3 and Halo Wars each sold somewhere between 57,000 and 74,000 units.
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Who's Going to Lose: HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, or You? - November 2, 2007

Submitted by feelmyring (42) at 8:54AM PST on November 3, 2007

"This war between Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD is extremely nasty, as members from each camp throw barbs at each other. Unlike the console wars, which has Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo actually expanding the overall videogame market, this next gen DVD battle is not helping consumers, retailers or anyone not affiliated with one of the two sides."
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NPD hardware sales wont be released to the public anymore

Newsweek - November 7, 2007

Submitted by pilias_simber (13) at 7:22AM PST on November 6, 2007

"Beginning with the October sales data, which is due later this month, NPD is going to cut way back on what they share on a monthly basis with their non-paying customers, i.e. media. What does this mean?
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GTA IV smashes day one sales record

MCV - January 1, 2008

Submitted by Sanderson1 (1041) at 10:01AM PST on April 30, 2008

Data obtained by MCV from official UK industry monitor ChartTrack shows that Rockstar’s GTA IV has become the fastest selling game ever in a 24 hour period. Total online and High Street sales for the game hit 609,000 in one day. 335,000 copies were sold on Microsoft’s machine – 55 per cent of sales and a new record for the console. GTA IV sold 274,000 copies on PS3 yesterday – 45 per cent of all sales and another format record breaking performance.
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