Last week The NPD Group confirmed that it would be scaling back its monthly video game sales data, especially with regards to hardware because “it used to be policy that NPD not provide hardware sales figures,” spokesperson David Riley said at the time.

The NPD had been waiting to hear back from the console manufacturers, and now Riley has informed GameDaily BIZ that the “Big 3” are in fact on board. Therefore the NPD will continue to provide media with the monthly hardware sales tally and GameDaily BIZ will be able to continue to pass those always interesting numbers onto our readers.

Riley told us the NPD would be providing these figures “indefinitely.” October’s video game data is expected after market close this Thursday (November 15).

I am glad the NPD heard the outcry of the people, and decided to continue to release there monthly console sale numbers.