December and Year-End 2015 Gaming Sales Numbers

Last month I provided my analysis of the NPD numbers when they were revealed and went so far as to predict Star Wars Battlefront might even move up from it's number two position to take the top spot over the holidays. Let's see if I was right...

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Yet Another 5 Games I Missed in 2015 - Shooter Edition

As I continue perusing my Memo Pad of games I didn't get to in 2015, I noticed that it was a pretty solid year if shooters are your thing. I've already covered a couple of the standouts from this year in this series in Halo 5: Guardians and Splatoonand here I have five more of the year's biggest First- and Third-Person Shooters that I did not touch.

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November Gaming Sales Numbers

As a nerdy, analytical video games enthusiast, some of my (weirdly) favorite days every month are the days when PlayStation reveals their monthly charts of which games sold best on the PlayStation Network and when the NPD Group releases the monthly list of top-selling physical copies of games. Admittedly, the NPD Group numbers seem to be slightly less relevant every month as they don't count hardware bundles or, more notably, the ever-growing number of digital sales. Still, these two reports tend to be our best tools for analyzing sales in the industry. So imagine my surprise when the PlayStation blog and NPD figures were revealed on the same day.

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PlayStation Experience - The Games I Played

As I did last year, I'm dedicating a blog post to the Games I played at this year's PlayStation Experience. One of things that certainly hovered over this year's show that I didn't touch on in my earlier posts was the fact that this year's event was much bigger than last year's. Not that last year's event was small per se but this year there were more booths, more games, and a LOT more people, which meant more lines. So some of the big things I might have been interested in tackling (Far Cry Primal for example) were passed over in because I didn't want to wait in the line. Firewatch was another example. At 3pm on Sunday, I was told I might get to the demo before they kicked everyone out at 6pm so I decided to leave and go exploring elsewhere instead; too few setups (two to be exact) and apparently way too long of a demo because there were probably only about 20 people in the line at the time.

But enough about the games I didn't play. Let's run through what I did sit down with.

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