Lazard Capital Markets

Market survey suggests WoW could lose up to 1.6M players to SWTOR

Analyst firm Lazard Capital Markets has concluded World of Warcraft could lose between 900,000 and 1.6 million players when Star Wars: The Old Republic launches next month.

8 years ago

Lazard Capital Markets headlines

  • Analyst estimates Modern Warfare 3 preorders at 9 million

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-ordershave overtaken those of Black Ops, according to analyst Atul Bagga of Lazard Capital Markets..

    8 years ago
  • Sony's NGP 2011 US launch "reconfirmed"

    US investment company Lazard Capital Markets has published a report claiming a 2011 US NGP launch was confirmed by Sony at a recent analyst day. UK and European launch details remain unconfirmed.

    9 years ago
  • Analysts: 3DS shifted 500,000 units on five days, but sales have dropped

    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.

    9 years ago
  • Saturday Shorts: Alienware M14x, EyePet, SWTOR, SSFIV 3D, Angry Birds PSN, sales

    Lovely, small, bite-sized news for the win. Click onward adventurers.

    9 years ago
  • Industry analysts and John Carmack weigh-in on Sony's NGP

    With the announcement for NGP from Sony this morning, three industry analysts have weighed-in on the news: Mike Hickey of Janco Partners, Lazard Capital Markets’ Colin Sebastian, and Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter. So did John Carmack, technical director at id Software.

    9 years ago
  • Analyst: Kinect to sell 4 million units by end of 2010

    Think Kinect’s going to bomb when it releases? One analyst reckons you’re all naysayers.

    10 years ago
  • Analysts predict 8-15% industry decline in June for US

    Industry analysts are predicting an 8-15 percent decline in US hardware and software sales ahead of June’s NPD figures.

    10 years ago
  • Analyst: New Super Mario Bros. Wii is "off to a good start"

    Colin Sebastian, analyst for Lazard Capital Markets, has revealed in the firm’s latest note to investors that sales of New Super Mario Bros Wii are “off to a good start after three days at retail”.This information was obtained through a meeting with Nintendo yesterday, and while sales for the game are moving in a positive […]

    10 years ago
  • Best Buy store kiosks now selling used games

    Best Buy now has trial kiosks set up in some of its US stores full of used games.The stores are also allowing customers to trade used games for store credit.Analysts predict this could result in the used game market earning $3 billion annually combined with GameStop and other stores that sell used games.“While we believe […]

    11 years ago
  • Lazard: Online games now 25 percent of the worldwide game market

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian reckons that online games will generate upwards of $11 billion of revenue this year, thereby making up 25 per cent of total industry earnings.“We estimate that online video games will generate more than $11 billion in revenues this year, up from $3 billion in 2005, and account for roughly 25% of […]

    11 years ago
  • Analyst: Sony could cut PS3 price by $100 as early as late summer

    Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian says that the PS3 could get a $100 price cut between E3 and the end summer. Putting the console at $299 would not only be good for business, but the purse strings as well. Anything less “would likely be perceived negatively by the market,” Sebastian told Gamasutra.“In addition to […]

    11 years ago
  • Research note points to new Zelda title in 2009 and GTA V in 2010

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian issued a research note today saying that a new Princess Peach title and, wait for it, a brand new Zelda title would help game sales grow 5 percent in 2009.That was the good news. The bad news is that the new Zelda title is pure guesswork in his part. The Princess […]

    11 years ago