For four consecutive Mondays, we’ve counted the number of people who are playing Black Ops II on the Wii U. We’ve wanted to, however roughly, measure the uptake of online gaming on the Wii U, using one of the most popular online series around.
The NPD Group — the same folks who make news every month by reporting video game sales numbers — have been counting the amount of people who play games, too. They have news. Depending on how you identify and what you care about, you may want to have a seat.
Impulse and GamersGate are two pretty well known digital download services, but they didn’t show up in an NPD assessment of digital versus brick-and-mortar sales.