Tag Archives: David Cole
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 | 22:16 BST
A new study from market research firm DFC Intelligence predicts industry revenue across consoles, mobile, PC and the web will grow from $52 billion in 2011 to $70 billion in 2017.
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.”
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.
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 10:31 BST
According to research firm DFC Intelligence, digital sales of games will surpass that of retail by 2013.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 | 21:27 BST
Analysts are convinced Nintendo has aggressively lowered the price of its 3DS handheld in order to best Sony’s Vita when it hits the market.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 20:23 BST
DFC Intelligence has released a new report which predicts worldwide revenue of online games will hit $29 billion in 2016.
Fri, Apr 01, 2011 | 04:15 BST
A group of analysts have offered differing assessments of the PlayStation 3 versus Xbox 360 debate, with Wedbush Morgan’s notorious Michael Pachter predicting the Xbox 360 will win everything forever.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 | 12:46 BST
While Nintendo has yet to release sales figures for 3DS following the console’s release in the US and Europe last week, analysts are already pointing to a win over its predecessor, Nintendo DS.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 | 12:27 GMT
DFC Intelligence’s David Cole has said global PS3 sales will pass those of Xbox 360 in 2011 because the Microsoft machine “lacked the diversity to appeal to a broader international market.”
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 09:04 BST
DFC Intelligence David Cole has claimed Sony and Nintendo’s handheld offering have run out of steam.
“The dedicated portable game systems from companies like Nintendo and Sony are still expected to lead the [handheld] market, but it appears growth for these devices has peaked,” he said.
“The platforms from Apple are expected to be responsible for the bulk of market growth over the next few years.”
There’s more on GI.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 22:28 BST
Analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence has told Industry Gamers that it won’t be long before Microsoft released a slimmer version of Xbox 360.
“I think it is a question of when not if,” he told the site. “However, the when part is a big uncertainty … rumors have been going on for a long time. I think people were asking me the same question last year at this time. As cost efficiencies allow smaller and more reliable is always a good thing. However, you also have something like Project Natal which could also tie in with hardware redesigns.
“There are a lot of questions Microsoft must weigh internally and there are always going to arguments on both sides of the fence around timing. So I don’t know, but in our DFC forecasts we anticipated a major redesign in 2010….so I guess that was our bet.”
While the other three analysts the site spoke with, Tom Greenwald of Signal Hill, Arvind Bhatia from Sterne Agee and Broadpoint AmTech’s Ben Schachter, do not agree with him, each do foresee a new SKU redesigned with Project Natal for 2010.
More through the link.
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 | 23:27 BST
A panel of analysts at the Nordic Game 2008 pulled no punches and labelled Microsoft’s attempts to break into the casual market as “disastrous”, Eurogamer reports.
David Cole from DFC Intelligence together with Nick Parker, who runs Parker Consulting, and an analyst from Screen Digest were all united in their condemnation of Microsoft predicting that 2008 will be a struggle for the Redmond firm.
“The trouble with Xbox 360 is it hasn’t managed to shake off this urban, irreverent adult male feel; so it hasn’t gained traction in the more casual gaming markets of mainland Europe such as France, Spain and Italy, where it’s stalled,” said Parker who rather tellingly used to work for Sony.
“And there are already rumours of Xbox 360 being delisted from certain retailers.”
Loads more diatribe from the experts through the link.
By Mike Bowden