Tag Archives: analyst
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 18:24 GMT
Cowen & Co analyst Doug Creutz has estimated that EA has invested close to half a billion dollars in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Speaking with MarketWatch, Creutz said he believes EA has “minimized its risks as much as it can” on the MMO, “but it’s still a risky bet” and how well the investment pays off will rely on “how Star Wars performs.” Last year, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter estimated that in the end, EA would have invested $80 million in the game. SWTOR was released on December 20 and shortly thereafter, EA announced that 1 million users had signed up, garnering over 60 million hours of in-game play time. Thanks, Spong.
Fri, Jan 06, 2012 | 17:58 GMT
DFC Intelligence’s David Cole believes the PlayStation has lost a bit of shine over the years, which to Cole is unfortunate due to the PS3 being “an incredibly robust system with a great content library.”
Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 07:54 GMT
Although analysts warn Nintendo not to rest on its laurels, the 3DS is now tipped to go from strength to strength.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 00:25 GMT
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has tipped Rockstar to end Call of Duty’s three year streak at the top of the annual charts.
Thu, Dec 08, 2011 | 22:17 GMT
One analyst believes Shigeru Miyamoto’s departure from Nintendo wouldn’t damage the company, and has dismissed the fears of fleeing investors.
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 04:10 GMT
“[Gears of War 3 is] a great game, the biggest exclusive by far, but it is far from the best selling 360 game. It’s also a hard core game, and #3 in the series, so not much of a system seller (the hard core already had 360s and bought Gears 1 and 2). So I don’t buy into the argument it helps [Microsoft] compete.”
– Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter speaking IndustryGamers.
Tue, Dec 06, 2011 | 00:39 GMT
Ahead of the NPD’s release of US sales figures for November, analysts have picked the Xbox 360 as a clear favourite.
Fri, Dec 02, 2011 | 01:55 GMT
With a quote that will surely haunt us, EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has predicted a strong holiday season sales performance for the games industry.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 05:25 GMT
“Those rumors are silly. Microsoft is still selling a ton of Xbox 360s, and they won’t replace the existing one until sales begin to slow. I think the rumors are based upon leaks about modifying the current Xbox 360 to allow it to operate Windows 8. I fully expect a new model of Xbox 360 by holiday 2012, but don’t think we see a new console altogether from Microsoft until 2014.”
– Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, speaking to IndustryGamers.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 | 14:48 GMT
Analyst Stephen Cheliotis is of the opinion the Call of Duty brand is unable to compete with large film brands due to the majority of the public thinking games from the same genre look similar to one another.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 01:30 GMT
Analysts have predicted 16% growth for digital game revenue over 2011, peaking at $24 billion.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 22:33 GMT
Analysts have Grand Theft Auto V pegged for a short by PR cycle, but a long string of numbers before the word “sales”.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 17:06 GMT
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter believes the holiday sales season will be a banner one for US hardware, and Microsoft will lead the fray as it celebrated the one year anniversary of Kinect.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 | 23:54 BST
The face off between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 could go either way, but will be a win for the industry, analysts have said.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | 00:00 BST
Social games are poised to evolve beyond the pay-to-not-wait structure which has dominated for the past few years, one analyst believes.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 20:44 BST
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said in a industry note that pre-orders for Battlefield 3 have hit the 1.5 million mark.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 20:29 BST
Hold on to your hats, there’s a another big list of shorts for you today below the break.
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 20:37 BST
Sterne Agee’s Arvind Bhatia has estimated Rockstar will have spent $105 million on Max Payne 3 by the time development is complete. According to is estimates, if the figure is correct, the game would have to move 4 million units just to break even. The analyst came up with the figure based on the two prior versions in the series selling 7 million units combined, and added in the opinion that “Max Payne 3, has greater potential for success than either of the two prior versions.” He concluded that the title will likely move 4 million units easily has it is “highly anticipated and has potential for upside surprise.”
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 | 03:34 BST
Ahead of the NPD’s August sales data release this week, Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter has predicted a gloomy result.
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 | 15:20 BST
Wedbush Securities has called Call of Duty: Elite, Activision’s new free and premium service, a “no brainer” for consumers.