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  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Expects Far Cry 4 To Sell 6 Million In First Year, The Crew 2 Million

    Speaking on the company’s second quarter FY15 earnings call , Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot set expectations for two of the publisher’s upcoming titles. Ubisoft has a full lineup for the coming quarter, with strong sales expected from Far Cry 4 and The Crew. Far Cry 3 has sold 10 million units... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Digital Sales Up Over 90 Percent In Better Than Expected Quarter

    Despite a dip in sales for its second quarter, Ubisoft’s current fiscal year is on track to meet projections. The company reports half-year sales are 67.9 percent higher (compensated for exchange rates) than last year at this time. Ubisoft’s fiscal year got off to a strong start thanks to... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Offer Pre-Order, Pre-Download For Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

    In Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s presentation to shareholders, he revealed an upcoming feature for the Wii U. Nintendo’s console will join the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offering the ability to pre-purchase and pre-download titles. The first game to be included in this program will be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo: Nearly 3.5 Million Copies Of Mario Kart 8 Sold In First Four Months

    Nintendo has provided supplementary material following its second quarter financial report yesterday. The data include new sales figures for Mario Kart 8 and Pokémon X and Y. Nintendo has now sold 3.49 million copies of Mario Kart 8. This includes downloaded and bundled copies, putting the attach... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Reports Drastic Fall-Off Of Sales, Operating Income In Second Quarter FY15

    Capcom has announced that sales for the second quarter of its current fiscal year have dipped dramatically compared to last year. The company reports a fall-off in revenue of 51.3 percent. In second quarter last year, Capcom released Monster Hunter 4. Without a comparatively strong title this year, sales... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto Online Still Take-Two’s Biggest Digital Performer

    Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick announced that $89.8 million of the company’s second quarter FY15 revenue came from digital sales. More than 60 percent of that was due to recurrent items, including in-game currency and DLC. Zelnick says that Grand Theft Auto Online is still the biggest contributor... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Revenue Exceeds Expectations, But Dips Due To Thin Release Schedule In Q2 FY15

    Take-Two will likely have some good news for its investors after the current quarter, but the most recently completed period was a bit sluggish despite beating expectations. The publisher has hit October running, but without console or PC titles from June to August, it was reliant exclusively on catalog... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Financial Picture Is Improving Despite Half-Year Operating Loss

    Nintendo has reported its six-month financial performance, and things are improving. While the company is still showing red in the operating column, Nintendo’s performance year-over-year offers hope. At the half-year mark, Nintendo is showing an operating loss of ¥215 million ($1.99 million... More
  • Blog Post: EA’s Star Wars Deal Also Includes Social Games

    EA has detailed a broader relationship with Disney than was previously understood when the deal was announced in May 2013 . We knew that the arrangement gave EA permission to create games on all platforms in the “most popular” genres. Now it seems, EA is doing more. On the Q2 FY15 earnings... More
  • Blog Post: EA Posts Strong Quarter, With Ultimate Team Revenue Up Nearly 100 Percent

    EA has announced its financial performance for second quarter of fiscal year 2015. The company boasted better than expected net revenue, with strong performance from Madden, Hockey, and FIFA Ultimate Team. EA’s net revenue exceeded projections, leading the publisher to raise year-end projections... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Microsoft Shipped 2.4 Million Xbox Consoles In Q1 FY15

    Microsoft’s fortunes are turning around with regard to the gaming division, shipping 2.4 million Xbox consoles in the company’s first quarter of the new fiscal year. This is up from 1.2 million in Q4 of last fiscal year and 102 percent increase from the same time last year. No specific breakdowns... More
  • Blog Post: September 2014 NPD - Hardware Drives Growth Despite Sluggish Software Sales

    The NPD Group has issued its report for the month of September 2014. Sony already revealed that PlayStation 4 won the month , which is a five-week period instead of the normal four. Destiny was a big driver, leading the month. Other new releases that charted in September include: FIFA 15, Super Smash... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Extremes: No Changes To Leadership Following Majority Acquisition By Chinese Firms

    Digital Extremes, the developer of Warframe and The Darkness II, has announced that a majority of its outstanding shares have been acquired by two Chinese firms. Multi Dynamic Games Inc. (a subsidiary of Sumpo Food Holdings Limited) and Perfect Online Holding Limited (a subsidiary of Star Trek Online... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscriptions Jump 600,000 In Advance Of Warlords Of Draenor

    World of Warcraft subscription numbers have been fluctuating greatly over the past few years. The user base has been in steady decline since 2010, when it was at its peak of over 12 million subscribers . Third quarter 2014 has shown an increase of 600,000 after losing 800,000 in the period ending June... More
  • Blog Post: Unity Co-Founder And CTO: ‘We Have No Plan To Sell’

    Last week, reports emerged that successful, cross-platform engine company Unity was courting buyout offers . According to the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, that is not the case. Joachim Ante, who co-founded the company in 2004 with David Helgason and Nicholas Francis (the later... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Sells 100,000 Chinese Xbox One Units In First Day

    Microsoft seems off to a strong start in the Chinese market. The company’s partnership with BesTV has reportedly yielded early success. According to Chinese news site 17173 (and translated by Kotaku), Shanghai Media Group (BesTV’s parent company) has revealed that more than 100,000 units... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Opens Office In Russia To Provide Community Development, Support

    Ubisoft is making a push into Russia with the opening of a new business office in Moscow. The new team will provide community development and support to Russian customers, including a new Ubisoft YouTube channel for the territory. Ubisoft cites anticipated significant growth in the Russian market over... More
  • Blog Post: Undead Labs Piles Up 2 Million State Of Decay Sales

    Undead Labs has announced another milestone for its zombie apocalypse simulator, State of Decay. The developer is celebrating 2 million copies sold across Xbox Live and Steam. The company doesn’t have any new announcements, but it promises a month of festivities to commemorate the good news. The... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Work Force Cuts Of Over 15 Percent

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced changes to its business that will see the loss of up to 130 jobs. The news comes after a fiscal year that saw net profit drop by over 50 percent from €55.5 million ($70 million) to €26.9 million ($33.9 million). This year will also see a transition... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Completes Acquisition Of Twitch Streaming Service

    Amazon has something special in its gold box today. The company has announced it has completed the acquisition of game streaming service Twitch. The news was announced via a brief SEC filing to notify the commission of the transaction. “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, Inc. completed its acquisition... More
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