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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Stock Rises In The Wake Of Mobile Announcement

    Nintendo has been contending with the rising mobile market for years, and today's announcement of its partnership with DeNA has apparently renewed some confidence in the company and its vision for the future. After closing at 14.29 yesterday, the stock for Nintendo (NTDOY) jumped this morning when... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Reverses Financials, Increases Revenue By 45 Percent

    Disney Interactive is a relatively small branch of the larger Disney Kingdom, but thankfully, the division has been able to turn its fortunes around, moving from a $58 million loss last year to a $29 million surplus this year. According to a Disney press release, Disney Interactive has seen a 45 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Former Activision Parent Company Considered Firing CEO Kotick

    Last year, Activision bought its independence from ailing parent company Vivendi to the tune of $8 billion. The move was orchestrated by CEO Bobby Kotick, who lead an investor group responsible for $2.34 billion of the funding. Bloomberg is reporting that Vivendi considered firing Kotick during the buyout... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Shipped 8 Million Copies Of Watch Dogs, But May Have Sold 20 Percent Fewer

    One of the key features of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is hacking into the phones of the many civilians walking through Chicago’s streets. Whether you’re doing it to steal money (possibly from people with terminal illness) or simply listening in on phone calls, everything is yours at the push... More
  • Blog Post: EA's First Quarter Beats Target, Over 75 Percent Of Revenue From Digital

    In advance of its first quarter 2014 earnings call, EA has released its financial performance for the months of April through June 2013. Earnings were largely consistent in comparison to first quarter 2013. The big change was a significant bump in the importance of digital sales. They currently represent... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Exceeds Expectations In First Quarter 2013

    Activision is off to a good start to its 2013 fiscal year. The publisher touted strong, but still declining numbers for World of Warcraft, and continued the impressive performance of November's Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Skylanders and Call of Duty remain the top two best-selling franchises for... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Pins Near Future On Lost Planet 3, Expects Next-Gen Costs 'To Soar'

    'Tis the season for financial reporting. Capcom has released its results for the year ending March 31, 2013. The past twelve months saw a significant decline in operating income in the amount of 10.1 billion yen ($103 million), a decrease of 17.6 percent from 2012. Capcom's net income was also... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Announces "Special Loss" Along With Changes In Development Practices

    Capcom today disclosed significant revisions to their earning forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. The publisher attributes a "special loss" of 7.2 billion yen. The explanation for missing targets leans heavily on a failure to properly market their titles and a "decline... More
  • Blog Post: Square's Financial Forecast Is Not Good

    Square Enix has revised its expectations for its fiscal year ending this past March, with losses over 15 billion yen. The company cites a variety of factors including "a more prudent estimation of future cash flows," a more selective choice of games – including projects cancellations... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom's Profits Are Down, But Sales Are Up

    Capcom announced its financial results for the first half of the 2010 fiscal year today, and the results are a mixture of good and bad news. The sales are up, but the profits are down. The report calls out Dead Rising 2 and Super Street Fighter IV as performing well, along with Sengoku Basara: Samurai... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Breaks Trend, Posts Quarterly Profits

    Breaking the trend established by Nintendo and Capcom this morning, Sony’s reoccurring losses shifted from the red this quarter. Reporting a profit of $295 million this financial period, the jump is substantial considering the $426.7 million loss the same timeframe in 2009. Total yearly earnings... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Joins The Fray – Sees Quarterly Profit Loss

    Nintendo – usually in a favorable position as the butt of jokes involving printing money – has managed to avoid the problems plaguing fellow console and software developers since the release of the Nintendo Wii. That’s why the report of a $288.3 million loss for the three-month quarter... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Seeing Red – Quarterly Profits Fall 90%

    Capcom surveyed their current financial situation this morning, revealing that their first quarter net income topped at $2.4 million – a drastic 90 percent drop from the same time last year. As reported by GameSpot , the discrepancy is accredited to the lackluster sales of Lost Planet 2, with Capcom... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Games Segment Annual Profits And Q4 Losses Both Rise

    Microsoft's latest financial statement announced a year-over-year increase in fourth quarter losses from $141 million to $172 million for its games division in 2009, while it stayed in the black for the year overall as year-over-year profits exploded from $108 million to $679 million. The company... More
  • Blog Post: Namco Bandai’s Financials In The Red; Plans Restructuring

    Namco Bandai recently released it financial statements for the first nine months of 2009, and the company’s wallet is looking pretty thin right now. The losses total up to 11.7 billion yen ($129 million), which is an extraordinary dive compared to 2008’s numbers for the same time period,... More
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