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Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 20:16 BST
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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 22:49 GMT
A new report suggests casual gamers are abandoning portable gaming hardware in favour of multi-function devices.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 | 20:43 BST
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.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 | 16:26 GMT
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.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 | 19:23 BST
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.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 19:41 BST
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, predicting that the racer will move less than 900,000 units in the US during its first year at market.
Creutz has lowered sales expectations of Dragon Age: Origins by 550,000 units to less than 1.5 million.
“We continue to believe that EA has largely missed this console cycle, and despite recent speculation, we believe it is highly unlikely that EA will be an acquisition target due to a variety of factors,” wrote Creutz in his note to investors.
On a brighter note, Cowan feels that The Beatles: Rock Band will outsell Guitar Hero 5 in the US, selling over 3.5 million units and Rock Band 2 will move 2.2 million.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 12:21 BST
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 Warfare 3 using Natal,” he said, adding, “By contrast, I had a very easy time envisioning it (and enjoying it) using Sony’s control/motion capture scheme.”
Creutz added that Microsoft is aiming at Wii’s casual audience with Natal – “a difficult proposition given that you’re essentially asking casual gamers to upgrade twice during the cycle.”
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 | 18:32 GMT
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 installed base, we believe many core gamers own the DS,” he said.
“The strong critical rating will likely increase the game’s chances of becoming a commercial hit.
“If the title’s subsequent reviews are consistent with the initial critical response, Chinatown Wars would be the highest rated title on the DS to date.”
Chinatown Wars currently has a Metacritic score of 95 percent.
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