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Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

By 6 November 2009

Retail sales of Windows 7 were well over 200% higher than Vista's in the two operating system's first days of being on sale in the States, the NPD Group has revealed. But although Windows 7 software unit sales were 234% higher than Vista's, it seems revenue... >>

US Mac users have more gadgets and money

US Mac users have more gadgets and money

By 6 October 2009

Interesting stats just in from the NPD Group's 2009 Household Penetration Study in the States show that most US Mac-owning households are more gadgeted up than the average, with 48 consumer electronics devices compared to the average PC computer household... >>

Apple Mac OS x 10.6 sales beat previous OS releases

Apple Mac OS x 10.6 sales beat previous OS releases

By 18 September 2009

Sales of Apple's latest operating system, "Snow Leopard", or Mac OS X 10.6, have beaten those of the company's last two OS releases in the first 2 weeks on the shelves. The US figures, from the NPD Group from both online and retail shops, although not... >>

Consumer netbook confusion reported

Consumer netbook confusion reported

By 23 June 2009

A new report suggests that US consumers are somewhat confused when it comes to the netbook category. "They sound the same", says market research company, The NPD Group, as one explanation as to why consumers may be getting netbooks and notebooks confused.... >>

BlackBerry Curve beats iPhone in popularity stakes

BlackBerry Curve beats iPhone in popularity stakes

By 4 May 2009

RIM and its range of BlackBerry handsets has regained the upper ground against the iPhone, according to new figures out in the US. According to the NPD Group, a "leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide... >>

iPhone beats RAZR as top selling US mobile

iPhone beats RAZR as top selling US mobile

By 10 November 2008

Apple's iPhone 3G has "dethroned" the Motorola RAZR as the leading handset purchased by adult consumers in the US. The iPhone 3G overtook the RAZR during the third quarter of the year, according to market research firm NPD. This marks an end to the RAZR's... >>

iTunes holds US top spot for music sales

iTunes holds US top spot for music sales

By 6 August 2008

Market research firm specialist NPD Group has revealed that Apple has held onto the US top spot for music sales in the first 6 months of the year. The NPD data is based on stats from respondents aged 13 and up, who reported on their purchases of physical... >>

Blu-ray sales dramatically down

Blu-ray sales dramatically down

By 1 May 2008

NPD Group retail sales tracking data released this week show sales of Blu-ray standalone players have decreased drastically since the beginning of the year. Standalone Blu-ray player unit sales in the States dropped a whopping 40% from January to February... >>

Survey reveals boom in US gaming

Survey reveals boom in US gaming

By 18 January 2008

What was hot and what was not in the gaming world last year has been revealed by the latest report by international market research firm, NPD. The report concentrates on the US and has good news for all three of the biggest players - Nintendo, Microsoft... >>