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Analyst predicts industry growth of 6% in 2010 thanks to digital sales

Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has predicted that packaged games will maintain flatness in 2010 while the industry as a whole will show growth of 6 percent. Wilson claims this is partly due to a 34 percent surge in digital sales.

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  • Analyst expects a 20% drop in game sales for June

    Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson expects says that he recession may be hitting games harder than financial gurus and chart trackers previously thought. In his NPD preview note to investors, Wilson estimates software sales for June have dropped 20 percent year-over-year to $700 million. “Our most recent checks have indicated that the relative health […]

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  • New Microsoft console in 2010, says analyst

    Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has pointed to 2010 being a major year in the games trade’s cycle, with his company expecting a new console from Microsoft and the end of PSP and DS. “We believe that peak industry sales will occur in 2010, given that Microsoft will likely introduce its next console that […]

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