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  • Blog Post: Six Million Copies Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sold In First Six Weeks

    CD Projekt has revealed that its latest release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is off to a huge start. The company says that 6 million copies of the game were sold in the first six weeks after release. The company also revealed that 1 million PC copies were activated on GoG, the digital distribution platform... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio To Cut 260 Job Cuts, Total Layoffs Now 40 Percent Of October 2014 Staffing

    Despite 50 million downloads of Angry Birds 2, Rovio is facing tough times. The company announced major staffing cuts this morning that will impact nearly all of its business units worldwide. The company announced restructuring around three core business areas: games, media, and consumer products. The... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Cuts Price Of 2DS To Under $100, Includes Mario Kart 7

    It may not have the fancy new 3D or NFC reader of the New 3DS, but the 2DS is no slouch. If you’ve been looking for an entry point to the 3DS family for you or a family member, Nintendo just sweetened the deal. The 2DS is dropping in price from $129 to $99. Don’t run out quite yet, though... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Titans Schafer, Fargo, And Urquhart Create Investment-Based Crowdfunding Platform

    Brian Fargo, Tim Schafer, and Feargus Urquhart have teamed up with Double Fine’s Justin Bailey to create a gaming-focused crowdfunding platform to compete with Kickstarter. The difference is that accredited investors will be able to see a return on their contribution in cash instead of t-shirts... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Is Tops In U.S. For Hardware And Software In July

    We haven’t yet received the full NPD report for July, but Sony jumped in to let us know how it fared. In the United States in July, the company once again led in hardware and software sales. “We are truly humbled by the success of the PS4 and we would like to thank gamers for making it the... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Shipments Jump To 54 Million On PC Release, No Comment On DLC

    In its first quarter of the current fiscal year, Take-Two shipped Grand Theft Auto V on PC. That spurred the latest entry’s shipments another 9 million. The company announced on its first quarter earnings call that sales of GTA V have reached 54 million across platforms. This is up from 45 million... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Reports Gains In Revenue In First Quarter Of Fiscal 2016

    Take-Two has announced the results of its first quarter for fiscal year 2016, with year-over-year sales improvement. The company shows gains in revenue, but net income was down prior to the busy release season. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net revenue rose to $275.3 million, up 119... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Thrives On Mobile And In-App Purchases In Most Recent Quarter

    Konami has reported its financial performance for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The company reports growth in digital entertainment, while other divisions are flat or show decreases. The digital entertainment division (responsible for mobile and console gaming), saw increased sales of 16.7 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Performance Jumps Thanks To Mobile And MMO Expansions

    It wasn’t that long ago that Square Enix had lost its financial way. The company is getting itself back on track, even in a quiet console quarter, thanks to strong performance in other segments. The company reports year-over-year growth in net sales to ¥42.3 billion ($340.4 million, 12 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Slides More Than 20 Percent On Weak Infinity Sales

    Disney hasn’t been able to carry the Infinity excitement through the entire 12-month period this year. Just nine months after Disney Infinity 2.0’s release, the entertainment giant reports that sales have slipped significantly. Revenues have dipped 22 percent to 208 million when compared... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Quarterly Report Includes Digital Revenue Of 55 Percent

    Activision is the latest publisher to post huge gains to digital revenue, pushing that category to over half of all sales. The company closed the quarter with better than expected earnings, beating out the same quarter last year. Net revenue amounted to $1.04 billion, $569 million (55 percent) of which... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Reports Dramatic Financial Decreases In First Quarter FY2016

    Sega’s first quarter of the current fiscal year is covered in red. The company reports dramatic decreases in sales, with operating and net income both plummeting into negative territory. Net sales dropped 41.2 percent to ¥52.9 billion ($426 million). Operating losses were ¥9.5 billion ... More
  • Blog Post: EA Confirms That A New Battlefield Is Coming In 2016

    Unsurprisingly, EA has confirmed that a new Battlefield game will be released in 2016. The news comes from the company’s first quarter fiscal year 2016 earnings call. Responding to an inquiry from an analyst, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen discussed the company’s strategy for core... More
  • Blog Post: EA Outperforms Expectations In First Fiscal Quarter As Digital Becomes Majority Of Revenue

    EA has shared its first quarter fiscal year 2016 earnings statement, which is full of good news for investors. While revenue wasn’t as strong as the same period last year, the company exceeded sales expectations for the quarter. Total net revenue fell slightly from $1.21 billion to $1.2 billion... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Reports Strong Financial Performance And Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Sales

    Capcom is among the companies reporting strong performance for its most recently completed quarter. The company began the fiscal year with a strong start, with increases in sales, operating income, and net income. Sales increased by 51.9 percent, operating income by 59.8 percent, and net income by nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Fifty Percent More PS4s Shipped Last Quarter Than Every Other Home Console Combined

    Sony has announced its first quarter fiscal year 2016 financial results, and the news is good for the company and for the game division. Operating income grew 38.8 percent to $794 million and net income jumped 82.4 percent to $676 million. The success of the PlayStation 4 continues to drive Sony performance... More
  • Blog Post: Yager Files For Insolvency After Losing Dead Island 2, Larger Studio Unaffected

    Yager has filed for insolvency (a form of bankruptcy) for the sub-division of the company that was tasked with developing Dead Island 2. While this might mean the end of that team, the larger company will continue its operations. Earlier this year, Deep Silver announced that its relationship with Yager... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Finances Continue To Improve As Wii U Finally Breaks 10 Million

    Nintendo has reported its financial performance for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. The company has Amiibo and Splatoon to thank for better than expected results. The company reported a 20.8 percent increase in sales over this quarter last year. The ¥90.2 billion ($730.5 million) in revenue... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Founder Julie Uhrman Exits As Razer Completes Buyout

    In June, news quietly emerged that Razer had struck a deal to acquire some assets of Android microconsole company Ouya. The arrangements are final, and Ouya founder Julie Uhrman has confirmed her departure this morning. Razer issued a statement indicating that it will not be continuing Ouya hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Shipments Jump 30 Percent In Microsoft's First Quarter Of FY16

    Microsoft has announced the results from its first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, which saw a jump in Xbox shipments and revenue. Microsoft pulled in 22.2 billion in sales, but were operating at a 2 billion loss. Microsoft could probably recover this next quarter with the Win 10 launch and holidays... More
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