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Global LCD TV shipments fall for the first time ever

June 21st, 2012

For the first time ever, shipments of LCD TVs fell year-over-year, declining just over 3% to 43 million units. The decline had a noticeable impact on the market, with total TV shipments falling almost 8% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2012, the steepest decline since the second quarter of 2009. According to the latest report from …

Apple remains top U.S. smartphone vendor

May 3rd, 2012

The NPD Group on Wednesday released the results of its monthly Mobile Phone Track service, and determined Apple was the top-selling smartphone vendor in the United States. The Cupertino-based company’s market share increased by 7% in the first quarter year-over-year and totaled 29% of all U.S. smartphones. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone and overall mobile …

One in four iPad owners are first-time Apple buyers

April 26th, 2012

NPD Group on Thursday released the results of its Apple Ecosystem Study, which suggests that almost 25% of U.S. iPad owners are first-time Apple buyers. The firm’s data, as reported by AppleInsider, indicated that 33% of U.S. households own Apple products, with a majority owning an iPod. That number is growing beyond the 37 million …

NPD: One third of all smartphones sold in Q4 had 4G connectivity

March 13th, 2012

Smartphones with 4G connectivity grew from 6% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a report from The NPD Group. HSPA+ “4G” accounted for 22% sales, however, leaving LTE and WiMAX technologies with a much less impressive share of the smartphone market. Older HSPA+ technology was …

Video game sales continue to slide in February, Xbox still top console

March 9th, 2012

The video game industry continued to struggle in the United States last month as sales slid yet again according to market research firm The NPD Group. After dropping 34% year-over-year to $750.6 million in January, total video game hardware, software and accessory sales in the U.S. dipped to $1.06 billion in February, down 20% from …

Video game sales fall 21% in December, down 8% for full-year 2011

January 16th, 2012

The video game industry capped off a rough year in the United States with a horrible holiday month that saw sales plummet year-over-year across all categories. Market research firm The NPD Group recently released its sales estimates for December 2011 and the full year, and neither set of figures paints a pretty picture. Last month, …

Apple and Google dominate smartphone space while others scramble

December 13th, 2011

Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS dominated the U.S. smartphone space in 2011 while a number of companies that helped shape the market as we know it were forced to reboot. Market research firm The NPD Group on Tuesday issued a report on the smartphone market through October 2011, stating that Android and iOS extended …