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Analysts agree 3DS now on track for success

Although analysts warn Nintendo not to rest on its laurels, the 3DS is now tipped to go from strength to strength.

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  • 3DS will sell 11.6m in 2011 but won't outsell DS, predicts research company

    Screen Digest has predicted big numbers for Nintendo’s latest handheld, but warns it won’t outsell the other members of the DS family.

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  • Report - MMO market is up, but down 10% in average revenue

    Screen Digest has issued a report showing the MMO market was up for 2009, but average revenue was down.

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  • Analyst firm says Online gaming market will grow 6% in 2010

    Screen Digest, a media analyst firm, has concluded that the online games market will grow 6 percent this year, with motion control being a “much-needed” console feature in order for the boxes to compete.

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  • Screen Digest says online market will not be viable until next-gen

    Screen Digest has issued a report stating that despite the popularity of the online games market, publishers are gingerly adopting the trend due to retail relationships. Not wanting to subvert these relationships, publishers are instead releasing titles that either cost little to digital distribute, or are undermarketed titles. Because of this cautious attitude, Screen Digest […]

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  • In-game ads to hit $1 billion within five years - Screen Digest

    Screen Digest’s predicted that in-game advertising will be a $1 billion business within five years, according to this Media Week story. A combination of audience media habits and the “unique advantages of dynamic in-game advertising” is forecast to drive spending to about one and a half percent of all digital advertising, says the report. At […]

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  • MMO subs grew 22% last year, says Screen Digest

    Analyst firm Screen Digest has estimated that MMO subscriptions grew 22 percent in 2008 and accumulated over $1.4 billion in Europe and North America. World of Warcraft dominated the sector. In a report titled “Subscription MMOGs: Life beyond World of Warcraft,” it is estimated that 58 percent of the share of western spending on subscription-based […]

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  • Screen Digest analyst: Wii price hike is "perfectly justified"

    Ed Barton, UK analyst for Screen Digest, has said that the British Wii price hike is “perfectly justified” and it should come as no surprise if Wii Fit goes up in price as well. “‬If you look at the yen exchange rate over the pound in the previous year ‬it has changed by thirty to […]

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  • EA, Activision games account for 75% of Q3 console releases

    As if there were any real doubt about just how severely Activision Blizzard and EA now dominate videogames publishing in general, Screen Digest’s put out a report saying that games from the two firms now account for more than 75 percent of all console releases in the third quarter. While it is unclear whether these […]

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  • Analysts: Microsoft's efforts "disastrous"

    A panel of analysts at the Nordic Game 2008 pulled no punches and labelled Microsoft’s attempts to break into the casual market as “disastrous”, Eurogamer reports. David Cole from DFC Intelligence together with Nick Parker, who runs Parker Consulting, and an analyst from Screen Digest were all united in their condemnation of Microsoft predicting that […]

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