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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Optimistic Towards Next Fiscal Year, In Early Planning Stages For New Hardware

    In a recent Q&A posted online addressing some of the concerns related to its recent underperformance , Nintendo shared a hope to return to "Nintendo-like profits" soon, and writes it is already in the planning stages for new hardware. Being in the planning stages of its new hardware should... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Posts Strong Financials Thanks To Dead Rising 3, Monster Hunter

    There's been a lot of bad financial news in the industry lately, but Capcom has bucked the trend with its year-end report. For the financial year ending in March, Capcom's net income was up 15.9 percent to $34 million and net sales were up 8.6 percent to $1 billion. The good news was credited... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Like To See Change At Nintendo?

    Nintendo is having trouble gaining traction with the Wii U . Something should probably change with its business model. What would you like to see Nintendo do differently? Most are saying Nintendo needs to start developing games and apps for mobile devices like Android devices and iPhones. We recently... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Will Lose Money On Each 3DS Sold

    Unlike its competitors Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has avoided the practice of selling its hardware for less than it costs to produce in order to build an install base -- until now. According to a report from Bloomberg Japan, the newly announced price drop of the 3DS will make the handheld a loss leader... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Reports Record Earnings

    Although Activision head Bobby Kotick is among the most controversial figures in the industry, there is no doubt that the man knows how to run a company that makes money -- a lot of it. In a just-released financial report, Activision Blizzard revealed that it netted $503 million on a record total of... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 1943 Made A Buttload Of Money

    By "buttload" we mean $16 million, specifically. The game, which was released for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in July of 2009, sold strongly from the start and has EA feeling bullish on digitally distributed products. In the current fiscal year, EA expects digital products to make up... More
  • Blog Post: Atlus Slashes Its Way To Profitability Thanks To Demon's Souls

    Atlus, one of the industry's last bastions of unreservedly Japanese and hardcore-oriented gaming, had happy financial news to report today. Index Holdings (Atlus's parent company) posted its financial reports, which revealed that its Atlus division is comfortably in the black -- due in large... 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
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