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This is the sales charts subsection of WikiProject Video games' Reference library. Since the 1980s, many market research firms around the world (such as the NPD Group) have tracked and published data regarding the sales of video games. This page archives and organizes the charts released by such firms, to give Wikipedians easy access to information about games' commercial performance. The sales charts archive is dynamic—by design, it will never be completed—but it can be improved with the addition of links to reliable charts in the relevant subsections.

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PC DataEdit

PC Data was an American market research and point of sale tracking firm founded in 1991 and based in Reston, Virginia. Its founder, Ann Stephens, had worked previously as the head researcher for the Software Publishers Association. Initially, the firm tracked only the United States' computer software market,[1] but later expanded to include hardware sales and, in 1999, Internet traffic.[1][2] By 1996, The Washington Post described PC Data as "the preeminent tabulator of facts and figures of the monthly sales of consumer software in the United States."[1] Its coverage of the United States retail software sales market had grown to 80% by September 1998.[3] In March 2001, The NPD Group purchased PC Data's point-of-sale research branch and merged it with its Intelect Market Tracking division.[4][5]

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NPD Intelect and derivative computer game tracking firmsEdit

NPD Intelect was a North American market tracking company. It was founded in July 1999, when the NPD Group and GfK co-purchased the entirety of market research firm Intelect ASW, a company focused according to The New York Times on "the consumer electronics, information technology and appliance industries."[6] In early 2001, the NPD Group purchased PC Data and merged its operations into NPD Intelect,[5] and 60 members of PC Data's staff migrated to the company.[7] Intelect subsequently formed a subdivision dedicated to the console game market, NPDFunworld, in October 2001. NPDTechworld, a branch dedicated to the technology and software sector, followed in December.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Corcoran, Elizabeth (August 19, 1996). "Software Sales, by the Numbers". Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Bredemeier, Kenneth (February 14, 2000). "In Which the Local Hare Enters a Dogfight". Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ IGN Staff (September 28, 1998). "PC Data Expands Coverage". IGN. Archived from the original on April 10, 2000.
  4. ^ Staff (March 19, 2001). "F.Y.I." Ad Age. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "NPD Intelect Acquires Point-of-Sale Tracking Division of PC Data" (Press release). Port Washington, New York: PC Data. March 16, 2001. Archived from the original on April 6, 2001.
  6. ^ Elliott, Stuart (July 27, 1999). "The Media Business: Advertising; Madison Avenue sees another spate of deals, including some acquisitions overseas". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Joshi, Pradnya; Harrington, Mark (March 16, 2001). "NPD Venture Buys Tracking Firm". Newsday. Archived from the original on October 10, 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ LIBN Staff (December 14, 2001). "NPD Intelect unveils tech marketing info service". Long Island Business News. Archived from the original on October 11, 2018.