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Analyst – SWTOR could lose 450K subs by end of fiscal year

Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has estimated player subscriptions for Star Wars: The Old Republic will have dropped from 1.7 million at the beginning of 2012 to 1.25 million by the end of EA’s current fiscal year in March 2013.

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  • Report - Casual gaming on dedicated portables down 29%

    A new report suggests casual gamers are abandoning portable gaming hardware in favour of multi-function devices.

  • Analyst calls SWTOR a “highly derivative” clone of WoW and likely to miss 2011

    Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has hinted in his latest financial letter that BioWare’s long-awaited MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, could miss its expected 2011 launch.

  • Analyst predicts "blowout quarter" for Activision

    The release of Black Ops and WoW: Cataclysm at the end of last year will see Activision-Blizzard have a “blowout” Q4, one analyst has predicted.

  • Report: Online Pass will curb used game sales

    Analyst group Cowen and Company suggests in a new report that “online pass” from EA may be a way for the industry to curtail used game sales.

  • Analyst suggests EA has "largely missed this console cycle"

    Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has stated that “EA has largely missed this console cycle”, while lowering sales estimates for the publisher’s games citing that Dead Space: Extraction and Dragon Age: Origins will under perform at retail. Need for Speed: Shift is not expected to do as well as planned either, according to Creutz, […]

  • Analyst: Natal is "technological solution in search of a problem"

    Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz isn’t impressed with Natal. In fact, he reckons Sony’s motion-sensing set-up for PS3 is a better propostition for the hardcore gamer. “Natal appeared to me to be a technological solution in search of a problem,” said Creutz, speaking to Gama. “I had a very hard time envisioning playing Modern […]

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars could sell 2 million in the US

    Cowen and Company has said that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars could sell two million units in America this year. Thanks to positive reviews and the amount of players who already own a DS in the US, sales could go through the roof, said firm analyst Doug Creutz. “Although the handheld platform has a younger-skewing […]