State of Gaming: 8 Things We Learned from November & December 2014 NPD Group Figures


Given the uncertainty of the gaming industry, 2014’s holiday season NPD Group figures made for quite the spectacle. Competition was ferocious, and for the most part the industry was full of winners.

It’s been a year since the PS4 and Xbox One came out, and two since the Wii U embarked on its eventful journey. Now is the time that the generation really begins to define itself. NPD Group’s November and December 2014 software charts as well as the press releases that would accompany them gave us a good idea of what’s hot and what’s not.

Related: NPD December 2014: Xbox One Was “Best-Selling Console During November and December”

In the gallery below you’ll get a quick overview about what you need to know about the current state of gaming.