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  • Blog Post: Sony Announces Lifetime PS4 Sales Have Reached 30.2 Million

    In late October, Sony announced via its quarterly earnings report that it had shipped 29.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles to retail (as of September 30). Today, the company shares that it has hit a milestone with 30.2 million units sold to customers. This statistic pulls together sales through November... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Battlefront Biggest Digital Launch In EA History, But No Specific Numbers Given

    While its become rare for publishers to share sales stats for its titles, EA has told investors to anticipate shipments of 13 million copies by March 31, 2016. While the company isn’t saying how many copies of Star Wars Battlefront have been shipped or sold, EA is combating some concerning news... More
  • Blog Post: Fig Will Let Average Folks Invest In Game Campaigns Starting In December

    Thanks to approved changes in Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, you’ll soon be able to invest in crowdfunding projects on platforms that support the initiative. Fig , founded by Inxile’s Brian Fargo, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, and Obsidian’s Feargus Urquhart plans... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Franchise Recovers As Black Ops III Sells $550 Million In Opening Weekend

    Over the past two years, Call of Duty opening weekend sales have been sliding. Black Ops III reverses the trend that Ghosts and Advanced Warfare started. Activision reports that more than $550 million worth of copies were sold to customers in the game’s opening weekend. The publisher claims this... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Sees Revenue, Operating Income Growth During First Half Of Fiscal Year

    Square Enix is reporting strong performance at the halfway mark of its current fiscal year. The company shows double digit percentage increases in sales, operating income, and net income with major releases still to come. Net sales have increased by 18.1 percent to ¥86.4 billion ($708.2 million)... More
  • Blog Post: Take Two Posts Revenue, Profit Gains In Second Fiscal Quarter

    Take Two has reported its earning for the second quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. Revenues and profits are up significantly from the same period last year. Net revenue jumped 175 percent from $126.3 million last year to $347 million in this period. Take Two recovered from a loss in the previous quarter... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Says Current-Gen Software Sales Down, PC Sales Up

    As part of its financial report , Ubisoft has updated its breakdown of software sales by platform. Current-gen software has dipped, while PC has grown. At the halfway point in fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2015), Ubisoft’s current-gen software sales amounted to 47 percent (32 percent on PS4, 15... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Sales Down As Publisher Posts Losses For First Half Of Fiscal 2016

    Ubisoft has reported weakened sales and a net loss for the first half of its current fiscal year. The company anticipates a significant turnaround heading into the second half of the year, with a heavy release schedule through March 31. Ubisoft sales for the first half slid 57 percent to €207.3... More
  • Blog Post: Activision To Cross-Promote To 500 Million Users Following King Purchase

    Activision provided more detail this morning on its plans to acquire Candy Crush maker King. The deal, worth $5.9 billion , gives Activision entrance to an enormous established mobile user base. "We think now is the right time to enter mobile gaming in a meaningful way," said Activision CEO... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Drops Full-Year Profit Outlook By 68 Percent

    Sega has reported its half-year financials, and while things look good at the half-year, rougher times are ahead. Despite being ahead of last year in operating income and profits, the company has dropped its outlook for the full year. For the six months ended September 30, Sega sales trailed last fiscal... More
  • Blog Post: EA Expects To Ship 13 Million Copies Of Star Wars Battlefront By March 31

    On its second quarter earnings call yesterday, EA set high expectations for investors and analysts. The company said it expects to sell 13 million copies of Star Wars Battlefront by the close of its fiscal year. “The open beta for Star Wars Battlefront was exceptionally well received by players... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Ships 5 Million Copies Of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    In its half-year financial briefing, Konami disclosed that it has now shipped 5 million copies of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This is inclusive of digitally sold copies, pushing Konami’s gaming business sales and profit significantly ahead of last year. Revenue grew 17.5 percent to ¥51... More
  • Blog Post: EA Posts 64 Percent Gain In Ultimate Team Revenue In Second Fiscal Quarter

    EA has exceeded revenue guidance for its second quarter, with more big gains from sports game Ultimate Team components. The company posted revenue of $815 million, down from $990 million the year before. The company says that monthly average users for this year’s Madden, NHL, and FIFA titles are... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Sales Up, But Operating Income And Profits Sharply Down

    Capcom’s amusement division, responsible for pachinko and pachislo machines, drove increased sales for the company in the six months ending September 30. Unfortunately, both operating income and profits are sharply down from this point last year. Net sales are up 22 percent, largely on the back... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Has Shipped Nearly 30 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles

    Sony has announced its second quarter earnings for the current fiscal year. The company is reporting slightly decreased sales for the first half of the year, but operating income and profits are solidly in the black. This marks a significant turnaround for the corporation. PlayStation 4 continues to... More
  • Blog Post: More Details On Nintendo’s Smartphone Games Coming Tomorrow

    Earlier today, Nintendo reported its half-year financial performance and updated software sales data . Tomorrow should bring additional information about a hotly anticipated strategic move. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo will be announcing new details about its upcoming mobile game lineup... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U And 3DS Sales Up, Profits Down In Nintendo's Second Quarter

    Nintendo has reported its financial results for its second quarter of the fiscal year. The company is in the black, though income is sharply down for the quarter and trailing behind last year’s six-month performance. Sales were up for the quarter 17 percent, reaching ¥113.96 billion ($945.86... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Will Focus Primarily On Xbox Live Usership, Not Console Shipments

    Update: Microsoft will not be using console shipments as its primary metric for success beginning with this quarter, we have been told. The company is more focused on engagement, leading it to choose Xbox Live usership as its leading statistic. While that doesn't mean we won't hear about console... More
  • Blog Post: Vivendi Purchases More Ubisoft Stock, Reportedly Seeks Board Seats

    Vivendi is making a play for seats on Ubisoft’s board. Following acquisition of 6.6 percent of Ubisoft stock earlier this month, the former Activision parent has deepened its investment. That stake is now 10.4 percent, after another acquisition. At the same time, Vivendi increased its hold on Gameloft... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Calls Vivendi Investment ‘Unsolicited,’ Will Remain Independent

    Earlier this month, former Activision owner Vivendi returned to the gaming sector with two investments. The company purchased 6.6 percent of Ubisoft and 6.2 percent of Gameloft, amounting to a total spend of €160 million ($183 million). In a reported Ubisoft internal memo obtained by GamesIndustry... More
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