Category Archives: Trade
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 09:31 GMT
Activision has reported Q3 2013 revenues of $691 million, down 18% compared with $841 million during Q3 2012. Net revenues from digital channels were $409 million and represented a third-quarter record, making up 59% of the company’s total net revenues.
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 | 18:56 GMT
Call of Duty: Ghosts has sold-in $1 billion at retail stores worldwide since its release yesterday, Activision has announced.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 00:46 GMT
Nexon chief financial officer Owen Mahoney says the international publisher isn’t interested in consoles, because in a few years they’ll be largely irrelevant.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 00:24 GMT
Mobile “whales” – those who spend big on microtransactions in free-to-play games – are important to developers in more than one way, according to a new report from research firm EEDAR.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 15:46 BST
Xbox One and PS4 shipments in Q4 2013 are expected to hit between 2.5 to 3 million each, according to analysis by Robert W. Baird & Co.’s Colin Sebastian.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 22:30 BST
Former Jawfish creative director Tadhg Kelly has joined the team behind Android-based microconsole Ouya, bringing his free-to-play experience to bear.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 04:19 BST
The Canadian games industry is the third largest in the world, adding a significant amount to the nation’s GDP.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 | 02:09 BST
A new study has found gaming is extremely common in Australia, and that the typical gamer is a pretty average person.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 21:50 BST
Assassin’s Creed franchise has sold over 6.6 million units in the UK, says Ubisoft’s UK brand manager
Assassin’s Creed as a franchise has sold over 6.6 million units in the UK, Ubisoft’s UK brand manager Omebline Wallon has told MCV.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 00:15 BST
GTA 5 ensured retail sales in the US trended upwards for the first time in nine months, according to the latest report from the NPD Group.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 23:34 BST
The UK government has selected online retailer Green Man Gaming and Moshi Monsters developer Mind Candy for inclusion in its Future Fifty list. According to MCV, the list is designed to help upcoming companies towards an initial public offering by matching them with financial incentives and services appropriate to their status. To qualify, companies must have an annual net revenue with a run-rate of at least £10m over the coming year, and have increased net revenue by at east 30% year-on-year in the last two years. Congratulations to both companies on this acknowledgment of their success.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 19:59 BST
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 14:21 BST
The Crew expected to shift 2.5M units, sales targets lowered due to “limited potential” as a driving game
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 | 21:13 BST
Activision Blizzard has announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of approximately 429 million company shares and certain tax attributes from Vivendi for $5.83 billion.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 20:36 BST
Activision Blizzard Vivendi buy out injunction lifted, firm expects to complete transaction by October 15
Activision Blizzard has said it expects to complete its stock buyout transaction with with Vivendi by October 15.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 04:39 BST
Kid Icarus and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai believes the games industry relies on past glories far more than other media.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 23:37 BST
Small teams, lots of variety, and low cost releases – the indie revolution is a return to the industry’s roots, right? Nope, says industry veteran, Marble Madness designer and PS4 lead engineer Mark Cerny; it’s actually much better.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 19:17 BST
Tiga has dismissed reports of a merger talk with UKIE, a spokesman has told Develop. Tiga remains committed to being a separate entity despite being “flattered by [UKIE's] continued admiration” of the trade body. Last weekduring UKIE AGM, chairman Andy Payne said he was “extending a hand” to Tiga CEO Richard Wilson and the board in order to see how the two trade bodies could collaborate. Payne said a merger would be preferable because as it stands now, each only represents “half our voice, half our power – we should be one because we are a new industry.” Thanks, MCV.
Thu, Oct 03, 2013 | 22:07 BST
Analyst firm Superdata believes a console market crash is headed our way, as the market is saturated and consumers are reluctant to purchase next-gen systems.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 10:02 BST
GfK Chart-Track has revealed that 5.17 million games were sold at UK retail in September, a 45% increase year-over-year. The growth can be attributed to the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 which accounted for 52% of games sold last month – the game has sold over 2.6 million copies in the UK since its release on September 17. Retail stores reported £187.2 million in revenue for September, and for the first nine months of 2013, UK stores gained more revenue from software than in the first nine months the year prior. Thanks, MCV.