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On its second quarter earnings call, Activision has cautioned investors about the second half of its fiscal year (as it did during the first quarter). CEO Bobby Kotick identified new competition as one reason, but has pinned some of the concern on Sony and Microsoft.
On the call, Kotick cited uncertainty around next generation promotion, product allocations, and release dates as some reasons that the publisher will have a tougher second half of the year. He also identified consumer purchase hesitation related to new hardware, which could slow adoption of next-generation titles.
Our TakeThe sooner that Microsoft and Sony announce their release dates, the happier publishers are going to be. Publishers are already concerned because of the Wii U's performance to-date, and we won't know if the issue is with Nintendo's promotion of its hardware or a more significant industry-wide shift in interest in standalone game consoles.
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Especially if you want to have a supported console launch.
thank you, i'm wondering the same d@&m thing... i need to know if i have to cancel my midnight launch for AC4 for the ps4
For the love of all that is good in this world, I wish they'd come out with the release date already. I'd like to know so I can plan accordingly.
I'd really like to know when the PS4 & Xbox One are launching too, seeing as I have the PS4 reserved. I know theres a general idea of when they are going to come out, but a solid date would be nice.
It's a simple dilemma really. Lot's of multiplayer games are the heavy hitters. So which are you gonna buy for? The current gen version with a large user base? Or the next gen one with supped up graphics with a smaller, less diverse user base. I know Nintendo was late to the party, but the sentiments are still the same. That's why Black Ops 2 didn't get any DLC.
Because whoever announces theirs first, the other's probably going to try and beat it by a week.
I think the guy has a point. I know apart from Watchdogs, I'm hesitant to put my money down on any more games until The PS4 has a solid release date.
I want to know when the PS4 will release.