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Ubisoft hit hard by piracy, working on solution

In an earnings call today, Ubisoft announced a 50 percent sales drop from the same quarter last year, and attributed the brunt of that heavy blow to piracy. “Altogether on console, the piracy is low,” Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot said. “On the PC the piracy is quite a lot. We are working on a tool […]

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Earnings headlines

  • Report: XBL has earned 500% more revenue than PSN

    Variety reports that, despite Sony having 20 million registered PSN users, Xbox Live has made Microsoft more than five times as much in its lifetime. The story says that Sony may have accumulated $180 million from PSN in the last two years, but it’s a paltry sum compared to the $1 billion earned by Xbox […]

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  • US developers make $73,600 PA on average

    A GameDeveloper research paper has been published, showing that American game developers earn a salary of $73,600 on average. Apparently business and marketing bods make the most money, with an average salary of $101,848, while QA makes the least, earning $39,063 on average. Get a quick breakdown of the figures on GI.

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  • Profitable PS3 drives record earnings for Sony

    PlayStation 3 profitability has driven record revenues for Sony in its quarter ending December 31, with net income rising 25 percent to 200.2 billion yen over the same period in the previous year. The company has now raised its full-year forecast 3 percent to 340 billion yen. The news will delight PS3-loving industry-watchers, as the […]

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