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Mat Piscatella

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Episode 3: Disruptions...? (with Mat Piscatella, NPD Group)

Virtual Economy

Follow us on Twitter at @VirtualEconCast, @AmandaFarough, and @Futterish. Mike and Manda chat with Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella), Video Game Analyst at the NPD Group (@NPDGroup). Listener Question: How much do developers really make from a sale of a $60 game? Indie Spotlight: Kevin Hovdestad of Red Team Games talking about the sequel to Cards & Castles Upcoming Guests: Friday, March 20 - Victoria Tran, Communications Director at KitFox Games (@thevtran) We’re live on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play Podcasts


19 Mar 2020

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SDGC Live 152 - A Moment To Breathe (ft Mat Piscatella)


The SDGC crew is joined by NPD's Mat Piscatella for the regular discussion of the gaming industry's performance over the last month, followed by a more relaxed discussion (including viewer questions).

1hr 30mins

24 Jun 2019

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SDGC Live 145 - The U Word is Unionize (ft. Mat Piscatella)


With most of the crew off at the movies, Brandon and Derek are joined by friend of the show Lina, as well as long-time friend and NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. We go over the monthly sales results from NPD, talk about the variety of overblown controversies surrounding Mortal Kombat 11, and then get back on the Unionization Train as news drops about working conditions on the Fortnite team at Epic Games. We're getting tired of singing that particular song, y'all.

1hr 13mins

27 Apr 2019

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SDGC Live 141 - Stadia, Sales Charts, & Microsoft-Nintendo Romance (ft Mat Piscatella)


NPD’s Mat Piscatella joins the crew to talk about February sales charts, Anthems surprising debut, Cuphead on switch and Google kicking off its game streaming platform.

1hr 28mins

22 Mar 2019

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SDGC Live: December 2018 NPD Results with Mat Piscatella


John, Jeff, Justin, and Derek are joined by NPD's Mat Piscatella to talk about how the gaming industry performed at year end of 2018. It may have been a little Nintendo-heavy, but the real takeaway is that ALL of the major consoles did swimmingly. Watch for more.


25 Jan 2019

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November Game Sales Charts With NPDs Mat Piscatella


November 2018 was a big month for games across all platforms. PS4 makes major headway thanks to big savings and stellar exclusives and Pokemon's biggest Switch title to date carried the platform. Meanwhile Xbox earnings are high thanks to Game Pass.Then, NPD's Mat Piscatella shares his personal favorite games of the year


30 Dec 2018

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Mat Piscatella Talks NPD December 2017 Estimates and Analysis

Popzara Podcast

After years of discussing the monthly delights and bytes of NPD’s estimates of the gaming industry’s relative health and vitality, your faithful Popzara hosts Cory Galliher and Nathan Evans have decided to invite a stranger into the inner sanctum to talk the finale of one of the best and most exciting years in recent times, December 2017. And who better to talk numbers and analysis than the actual source, NPD’s own games-focused number-cruncher, Mat Piscatella!

1hr 8mins

22 Jan 2018