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  • DFC estimates show Mass Effect 2 outselling other major January releases six-to-one

    January was chock full of great releases, but who “won” the unusually jam-packed month? Well, you might be tempted to say “gamers,” since our plates were full all month long. But you’d be wrong. Mass Effect 2 definitely won. No question.

  • PS3 was saved by Wii, says analyst

    PS3’s on the up. Why didn’t it get crushed by 360? It was Blu-ray, games and an all-round services package focussed on media-playing, right? Not according to DFC Intelligence: it was Wii. “The main danger Sony faced was that the Xbox 360 would become embedded as the system of choice,” says a new report from […]

  • Analyst - Sony and Nintendo handheld sales have peaked

    DFC Intelligence David Cole has claimed Sony and Nintendo’s handheld offering have run out of steam. “The dedicated portable game systems from companies like Nintendo and Sony are still expected to lead the [handheld] market, but it appears growth for these devices has peaked,” he said. “The platforms from Apple are expected to be responsible […]

  • Analyst: Xbox 360 Slim "is a question of when, not if"

    Analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence has told Industry Gamers that it won’t be long before Microsoft released a slimmer version of Xbox 360. “I think it is a question of when not if,” he told the site. “However, the when part is a big uncertainty … rumors have been going on for a long […]

  • Sony unlikely to ever break even on PS3, says DFC

    A DFC intelligence report has claimed that Sony is unlikely to ever break even on PS3, arguing thatm “Sony has the most to lose with this current generation.” In addition, while Sony owned 67 percent of the market at the height of the PS2 era, the research firm expects that it will only maintain between […]

  • Sony has lost more on the PS3 than it made on the PS2, says Perry

    Speaking at the Games Convention Developers Conference this afternoon, industry stalwart Dave Perry said that Sony has lost more money selling PlayStation 3s than it made selling PlayStation 2s during the entire five years of its peak. Perry backed up the statement quoting statistics that he obtained from research firm, DFC Intelligence. He added that […]

  • Industry revenues $57 billion in 2009, says DFC

    DFC Intelligence has forecast worldwide games revenues to reach $57 billion in 2009, with no signs of slowing due to slumping economies and expensive hardware. “Consumer spending on software is at record levels and the game business seems to actually benefit from a recession because games are a relatively cheap form of home entertainment,” said […]

  • 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 […]

  • DFC says PS3 will pass 360 next year

    In its May games industry report, DFC Intelligence has predicted that PS3 will overtake Xbox 360 in terms of installed base next year. “The Xbox 360 was unable to take advantage of Sony’s struggles to build the type of large lead needed to maintain a long-term advantage,” said the firm. The reports reckon Wii will […]

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