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Disney games division drops $236 million in 2010

Friday, 12th November 2010 09:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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But it’s OK. Because Epic Mickey’s going to turn everything around.

Disney’s Interactive Media division, which includes the company’s games business, has recorded a $234 million (£147.7m) loss for the financial year ended October 2, 2010, GamesIndustry reports.

The figure’s an improvement over the $395 million (£245.9m) lost by the division in the previous year.

Revenues were $761 million (473.9m), up from the $712 million (£443.4m) a year earlier.

Significant releases from the company this year included Black Rock racer Split/Second.

Disney will release Junction Point’s Epic Mickey in Europe on November 25, the UK on the 26 and North America on the 30.

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  1. Blerk

    I hope Epic Mickey does well for them, but… I’m not sensing much of a ‘buzz’ about it. I’ve seen more people excited about the Super Mario Collection. :-|

    #1 4 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Actually, Epic Mickey will be a rather big money loser because it’s a complex game on Wii that wasn’t made by Nintendo. This game should have been on PC, PS3 or 360 and even then the Mickey Mouse premise would have scared away most of core gamers but at least some of them would been attracted to the work of great Warren Specter and his team.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. JPickford

    I don’t buy the ‘not made by Nintendo’ bit. Most people think all games on the system are made by Nintendo. Good games, or rather, games that appeal to customers sell well. Nintendo just happen to be very good at making appealing games. Look at how well Just Dance has done. A brilliantly executed game that appeals to Wii owners.

    I think Epic Mickey is getting a lot of attention because of Warren Spector. The game would have gone unnoticed without a name designer behind it. The target market won’t care who designed it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    I wonder if we’ll see the third-party on Wii cycle revolving in all-consuming glorious action, once more? To be a Wii exclusive, without visibility, is just a suicide pact. They’ve missed a trick not at least allowing the HD consoles to have at it.

    @1: Mickey vs Mario: How could Spector have foreseen such a bloodbath as will follow, and surely conclude with a pain-wracked Mickey resembling a window-affix banner!

    #4 4 years ago