Tag Archives: Macquarie Securities
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 20:29 GMT
Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter has said concerns over sales figures for Star Wars: The Old Republic and the resulting drop in EA stock prices are due to outside “speculation”, as NPD’s sales figures don’t show a complete picture. According to Schachter, the majority sales for the MMO were likely through Origin, and since NPD doesn’t track the service, the figures weren’t taken into account. The analyst believes around 1.5 million copies of the game were sold through Origin, but until EA releases its financials for Q4 and FY11, the exact figures will remain speculative. Another analyst, Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter, is of the same opinion as Schachter, but said the figure is likely closer to 800,000 through both retail and Origin, and the game will have sold 2 million units by the time its first anniversary comes around. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 19:59 GMT
According to this Forbes report, Macquarie Securities analyst David Gibson reckons Nintendo makes a grand total of $6 from every Wii unit sold.
Nintendo profits are aided by its strong first party software sales, the analyst added: Nintendo titles are reported as having a 60 percent attach rate.
Comparatively, the report states that Sony loses money on each PS3, and Microsoft is able to break even on 360.
Read all about it through the link.
By Mike Bowden