Tag Archives: Jesse Divnich
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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, Jul 14, 2011 | 00:00 BST
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 | 17:28 BST
“The feedback from the development and retail community has been universally positive. The only downside I foresee is the likelihood of AAA core ‘ports’ to the Wii U console. It would be great to see Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U, but let’s be honest, no core gamer is going to break habit and buy it for a Nintendo console. I can only hope Nintendo strongly advises (and aids) publishers in creating truly original content for the console.” – EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich (via Gamespot).
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 11:53 BST
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has said he expects newly-announced premium service Call of Duty: Elite will have 1.5 million subscribers by the end of the year.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | 02:50 BST
Analysts have predicted that 500,000 3DS consoles were sold in the handhelds first five days on sale in the US, but also that sales have dropped off markedly.
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.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 | 19:55 GMT
If EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich were a betting man, he would place some money on Sony possibly winning the mobile race this year with NGP or its Xperia Play phone.
Fri, Jan 07, 2011 | 09:02 GMT
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich and Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter have praised Kinect’s performance following news from CES that it’s shipped 8 million units since its November launch.
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.”
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 | 17:03 GMT
Tue, Nov 09, 2010 | 23:54 GMT
Looks like Sony’s closing-in on Microsoft in hardware sales on a worldwide basis according to recently released data.
Sun, May 16, 2010 | 10:01 BST
Rockstar could be set to unveil GTA V at E3 if EEDAR boss Jesse Divnich is to be believed.
Fri, May 14, 2010 | 08:17 BST
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has said he expects Nintendo to have sold 5 million units of 3DS by March 2011.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 | 14:56 GMT
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 | 22:19 GMT
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has predicted that New Super Mario Bros. Wii from Nintendo will be sitting pretty at Christmas, as one of the top selling titles for the holidays.
“EEDAR feels comfortable to make the prediction that the New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Wii will be one of the top titles this holiday season,” said Divnich. “While in the short-term the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may surpass New Super Mario Bros, in the long-term New Super Mario Bros will easily become the best selling title released in 2009 with expected lifetime sales exceeding 15 million units worldwide.”
Guess Reggie wasn’t just blowing steam after all, there.
GameStop agrees that strong sales are in the title’s future, as well.
“We have high expectations for that title, we think it’s going to be a strong seller for the holiday,” said the retailer’s VP of merchandise and marketing, Tony Bartel. “It reminds you of those endearing Nintendo titles of old, and anyone who’s played those and really enjoyed them will be flocking to this game. I think we’ll have very strong sales on that title and our reservations do support that.”
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 15:45 GMT
Analysts Michael Pachter and EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich predict that Sony’s next handheld will support UMD – or at least, would not be surprised if it did.
“I think it is possible and likely that the PSP-4000 will support UMD, and I think that Sony will support whichever formats make it the most money,” Pachter told Edge. “It’s an interesting dilemma. Without question, there is room for packaged products and the benefits of digital-only are probably more than offset by foregone sales of UMDs.
“I think that the next version will likely have both, with a disc drive that uses no power if the user is playing a downloaded game. The question is whether it’s too bulky, but my guess is that they can fit some flash in there, or equip the game with a 16Gb memory stick and consumers will be perfectly happy.”
On that front, Divnich feels that Sony would like to drop UMD but it might not be fiscally possible.
“Ultimately, businesses must meet the demand of consumers. If the PSPgo fails to latch on as a standard model for the PSP, Sony has no choice but to continue to support the UMD format,” said Divnich. “If Sony had their way, they would eradicate the UMD standard in favor of digital distribution. Sony’s primary goal with the UMD format was for it to catch on in other media players, unfortunately it didn’t.
“Sony has had horrible luck when it comes to creating media standards, and PSPgo is three years ahead of its time, the same way the PS3 was ahead of its time. Regardless of the success of the PSPgo, ten years from now when the industry is mostly digital, we will look back and single out Sony and its PSPgo as being the first console to push us in the digital direction.”