Tag Archives: analysts
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 | 21:33 BST
Analysts have weighed-in on Nintendo’s 2DS announcement today, and while it seems to make commercial sense for the younger market, the firm still lacks a compelling games lineup, and mobile will still continue to cannibalize the portable market.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 | 05:40 BST
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 16:52 GMT
Nintendo needs to move more software, and industry analysts believe the firm should push digital releases more, and embrace mobile devices in order to pad its coffers.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 23:54 GMT
Wii U sold 400,000 units during launch week “essentially selling out” at retail, but launch week was also Black Friday weekend, and sales of Xbox 360 blew past the new console offering by selling 750,000 units moved over the weekend. Does a console late in its lifecycle outselling a new offering spell doom and gloom for Wii U? Not just yet according to EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich who said it’s “probably a dead heat” as to whether the Wii U or Xbox 360 picked up more users. Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter agrees, stating 360′s strong performance only denotes consumers remaining “price sensitive,” to the recent cuts and bundles on offer. “Once Wii U supply increases, I expect the console to sell better,” he said, but all analysts seem to agree it may not happen until next year. More over on GI International.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 | 20:23 GMT
Wii U launches in the US tomorrow, and while analysts are convinced it will be a big hit with holiday shoppers, they are leery over its prospects leading into the summer months.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 04:05 BST
A number of games industry analysts have said they don’t expect Sony to cut the PlayStation 3′s price any time soon, despite competitive holiday packages from Nintendo and Microsoft.
Sat, Aug 04, 2012 | 21:36 BST
Analysts have started chatting about Call of Duty, what with Black Ops 2 readying for a fall release, and while many seem to think the brand has peaked, Blops 2 will still sell millions upon release.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 13:26 BST
Industry analysts have weighed in on Wii U post Nintendo’s E3 press conference, and many are concerned over the fact there is still every little known about the console.
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 07:34 BST
For the past few years, each Call of Duty release has established new sales records. Will Black Ops 2 do the same this November?
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 02:48 BST
Analysts at PiperJaffray expect the upcoming April NPD report to continue a trend of year-on-year declines, with a 25% drop in game sales at $375 million.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 20:07 BST
EA will release its Q4 earnings report for the period ending March 31 on Monday, May 7, and analysts are expecting the firm to report revenue of $960 – $980 million. Stock in the company closed at $15.87 a share, valuing the company at $5.26 billion. For the coming fiscal year, analysts expect the firm to revenue of $4.55 -$4.6 billion. Thanks, VentureBeat.
Wed, May 02, 2012 | 01:09 BST
The surprise inclusion of a multiplayer mode in God of War: Ascension has some analysts cheering, and others a bit stumped.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 | 20:25 BST
Analysts: Sony could defray costs by stripping down PSN’s free services, employ more “freemium” content
As Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai restructures the firm with a renewed focus on the PlayStation brand, and looks to “increase sales” via downloadable titles and subscription services through PlayStation Network, analysts believe consumers may soon see a vastly different PSN than what they’ve become accustomed to.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 19:47 GMT
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.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 19:04 GMT
Industry analysts have expressed confidence in the Sony’s decision to release a Wi-Fi version Vita, and feel that it will be a much bigger hit in the US than the 3G version, which could end up collecting dust on retail shelves.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 16:05 GMT
With EA expanding its Origin service to include third-party titles, analysts have weighed-in on whether the service stands a chance at competing with Steam’s 35 million user accounts and 1,400 strong game library.
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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 | 18:12 BST
According to a report on Bloomberg, analysts expect 3DS sales to hit 16 percent below Nintendo’s projected target of 16 million units this year. The four analysts surveyed predicted the percentage, despite the recent cut in retail cost for the handheld, with Wedbush Securities expecting 10 million units for the low end, and Tokyo-based Macquarie expecting units sales to hit around the 14.5 million mark. Stock in the firm fell this morning by 5 percent following its pre-TGS conference, where it announced Monster Hunter 4 for 3DS, its second circle pad peripheral, and a delay for Kid Icarus. Thanks, CVG.
Fri, May 27, 2011 | 22:05 BST
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