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  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Tops $11 Billion In Revenue

    Today’s Activion financial report included new numbers for the long-running Call of Duty franchise. After the success of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision claims that the franchise has exceeded $11 billion in revenue since its initial launch in 2003. The numbers are cited based on information... 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: Ubisoft Shows Financial Growth For The First Half Of Its 2013-14 Fiscal Year

    Ubisoft shared some of its financial data recently that showed, thanks to help from long-terms sales on open-world games like Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3. Covering a six-month period ending September 30, Ubisoft showed $271.5 million in gross profits and $393.8 million is sales, both healthy... More
  • Blog Post: EA's Three Priorities For Game Development

    In his first quarterly financial call since becoming EA's CEO , Andrew Wilson outlined his goals for the company's game development business. Speaking to investors, Wilson clarified his vision for EA's future, identifying three priorities the company will focus on in creating its products... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold 29 Million Copies

    We knew that GTA V had a great opening day and was the top seller for the month of September. Now, Take Two has revealed a more specific number of units sold: 29 million. According to a press release detailing the financials, those outstanding sales bolstered Take Two's quarterly results, bringing... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs, The Crew Delays Force Ubisoft To Change Financial Forecast

    With two of its big titles slipping into the next fiscal year, Ubisoft is now forecasting a loss for its 2013-14 fiscal year. In addition to the announcement that Watch Dogs has slipped into 2014, the ambitious racing game The Crew has also been moved from a early 2013 release date into the 2014-1015... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Announces Impressive 2012 Sales Numbers

    Activision Blizzard released its 2012 calendar year financials today, and defied the slumping game market with impressive sales numbers. CEO Bobby Kotick said, “We are very pleased to report that Activision Blizzard delivered the best performance in its history. With better-than-expected net revenues... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Posts Strong Earnings

    Ubisoft just released its financials report for the quarter ending June 30, posting gains of $27.2 percent over last year. The company credits a couple of recent hits for the increase. Ghost Recon: Future Solider marked the long-awaited return of the popular franchise, and so far fans have embraced the... More
  • Blog Post: What Went Wrong At Square Enix?

    Square Enix had some bad news for investors this week, mainly involving drastic financial losses for the company. CEO Yoichi Wada had some comments explaining the fiscal year's 12 billion yen loss. Basically, it boils down to the fact that Final Fantasy XIV was a disaster, and that the company cancelled... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Holiday Sales Up 14.7% Year Over Year

    The publisher touted strong performances of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, its slate of dance games, and Kinect titles in a press release detailing its fourth-quarter 2010 revenues. Brotherhood moved over 6.5 million units to retailers (note that this figure is not units sold through to customers... More
  • Blog Post: NPD's Anita Frazier Provides Reasons For Industry Growth In 2011

    Representing the NPD Group at D.I.C.E. is analyst Anita Frazier. She provides data for current gaming trends. In a recent study, 59 percent of people age 13 or above in the U.S. plays video games. They play at least five hours a week Gaming habits in individuals typically ramp up at age 6 74 percent... More
  • Blog Post: The Old Republic Only Needs 500k Subscribers For Profitability

    Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello reassured investors in clear terms on a conference call yesterday. "At half a million subscribers, the game is substantially profitable," he said of BioWare's upcoming Star Wars MMORPG. This runs counter to speculation floating around the 'Net in... More
  • Blog Post: Wii Trailing The Pack As Holidays Approach

    An analysis of the current console sale numbers finds that Nintendo's once hot system may have passed its prime. The L.A. Times has an in-depth and interesting article up on the current state of Nintendo's Wii console, especially as its sales compare with the other major current-gen consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Reports Solid Third Quarter Financials

    The publishing giant rode its huge franchises to a thrashing of its own third-quarter 2010 profit projections. There are no surprises in what's driving Activision's massive revenues: Wrath of the Lich King launching in China, StarCraft II selling over three million copies, and Call of Duty continuing... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Numbers Are Down

    Nintendo recently reported its financials for the past sixth month period ending in September, and the numbers aren't what the company had hoped for. Revenues are down 33 percent to about $4.5 billion compared to this same period last year, which was $6.7 billion. During this same time period, 4... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard’s Online Sales Beat Out Retail

    Activision Blizzard reported its financials for the second quarter of 2010, a period in which the company saw a higher net income but lower-than-predicted revenue. Heavy hitters such as the Call of Duty franchise and World of Warcraft continue to do well, though the company said that games such as Shrek... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard: PS3 Will Beat 360 In 2010

    The mega-publisher believes that the PlayStation 3 will move a million more units than the Xbox 360 in calendar year 2010, according to its first quarter fiscal results . Activision Blizzard's internal estimates put the PS3 at 9 million sales compared to the 360's 8 million, though it still sees... More
  • Blog Post: Raving Rabbids 4, New Driver Game Lined Up For 2010-11

    Today Ubisoft has released its third fiscal quarter performance results, which report that despite releases of Assassin's Creed II and the commercially successful Just Dance, the company did not meet it's sales targets. To assure stronger sales in the future, the company announced a greater amount... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Reports Falling Share Value, Blames Poor MLB Sales

    Take-Two Interactive, parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar Games, released a report that points to underperforming baseball titles as the reason for a $.09 per share drop. Another option for the publisher would have been to release a good baseball game or two instead of a slew of crap. The Bigs 2... More
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