Tag Archives: dfc intelligence
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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 01:21 BST
DFC Intelligence anticipates that video game advertising will increase in prominence in coming years, reaching $7.2 billion in revenue by 2016.
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.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 03:18 BST
Analysts have credited Sony with at least a minor victory over Microsoft when this generation is done and dusted.
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.
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 22:14 GMT
A new report entitled Monetizing the European Market for Virtual Currency has predicted the European digital gaming market will grow to $4.2 billion.
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 | 15:39 BST
Industry analytic firm DFC Intelligence has said Microsoft is going to struggle to expand beyond its core audience, even with the release of Kinect.
Wed, May 26, 2010 | 23:04 BST
Market research firm DFC Intelligence predicts that the game industry will hit an estimated $70.1 billion by 2015, due to console, portable, Pc and online gaming growth.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 | 03:17 GMT
January was chock full of great releases, but who “won” the unusually jam-packed month? Well, you might be tempted to say “gamers,” since our plates were full all month long.
But you’d be wrong. Mass Effect 2 definitely won. No question.
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 07:50 GMT
PS3′s on the up. Why didn’t it get crushed by 360? It was Blu-ray, games and an all-round services package focussed on media-playing, right? Not according to DFC Intelligence: it was Wii.
“The main danger Sony faced was that the Xbox 360 would become embedded as the system of choice,” says a new report from the agency.
“Instead consumers flocked to the Nintendo Wii. The Xbox 360 had solid sales, but they have not been enough to give Microsoft anywhere near a breakout market position.”
Should need for Wiis drop off this Holiday, PS3′s reduced price and the imminence of God of War III is likely to now make PS3 a viable choice for mainstream consumers, the report adds.
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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 | 15:48 GMT
A DFC intelligence report has claimed that Sony is unlikely to ever break even on PS3, arguing thatm “Sony has the most to lose with this current generation.”
In addition, while Sony owned 67 percent of the market at the height of the PS2 era, the research firm expects that it will only maintain between 40 to 50 percent of the market by the end of the current generation.
It’s all gone wrong. More on Gamasutra.
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 20:09 BST
Speaking at the Games Convention Developers Conference this afternoon, industry stalwart Dave Perry said that Sony has lost more money selling PlayStation 3s than it made selling PlayStation 2s during the entire five years of its peak.
Perry backed up the statement quoting statistics that he obtained from research firm, DFC Intelligence.
He added that according to DFC Intelligence, Microsoft lost $4 billion dollars on the original Xbox and the PS3 is first in overall software sales this gen.
Loads more over at 1UP.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | 21:31 BST
DFC Intelligence has forecast worldwide games revenues to reach $57 billion in 2009, with no signs of slowing due to slumping economies and expensive hardware.
“Consumer spending on software is at record levels and the game business seems to actually benefit from a recession because games are a relatively cheap form of home entertainment,” said DFC analyst David Cole.
More on GI.