Is there an apocalypse planned for this year? We were supposed to have that Mayan apocalypse in 2012 when the calendar ran out, and I'm sure there were some others predicted for last year. People love to predict doom and gloom, and we've been told for years that the video game industry is dying. Yet the numbers for 2013 are in, and the industry is still very much alive.
It may seem like ages ago, but the holiday season has only just left us. Oh, the generosity - tons of presents, food and booze. No wait, that's not what Christmas is about... is it? Well, that generous spirit certainly worked well for Microsoft.
Grand Theft Auto has always been a huge seller, but I think even Rockstar have been taken aback at how incredibly well the latest installment has sold. And that's even before the much anticipated, maybe real PC version has been released.
Major Nelson, the community mouth piece of the Xbox division has just revealed that the Xbox One had some incredible sales in its first couple of days.
It seems crazy to think back now to when the 3DS was being released and thinking that Nintendo may have missed the boat on this one and that the device may not find a market.
An interesting pie-chart (well, as interesting as pie charts can be, really) over at Dual-shockers has sales data from the Entertainment Software Association compiled from NPD reports, and it shows that shooters are no longer the predominant genre of videogames (in the US).
I will admit, I've been bad. I haven't pre-ordered my console yet, even though I know that there will be limited supply. Somehow, I keep thinking that I'll just be able to saunter into a store after launch and pick up my PS4 without a problem. Well, apparently GameStop in the US of A has already run out of launch stock.
Check any videogame industry sales reports and they’ll all tell you one very sobering thing; the entire industry is in on the verge of collapse because game hardware and software sales have steadily decreased year-on-year – but is that really true?
The Xbox 360 got off to a flying start in this generation with the PlayStation 3 preferring to stay at home perfecting its make up before leaving for the race. By year 3 the Xbox 360 was miles ahead of the PS3 and unbelievably it decided to take a nap.
According to investment company, Cowen and Company, the two big hitting titles from last month are both failing to gain traction at retail and as such they expect them both to miss their sales targets.
We recently let you know that the PS3 was wining the HD console race by way of some figures from the International Data Corporation that claimed the PS3 had sold through 77 million units. That’s apparently not entirely true, and the numbers cited were “shipped, not sold.” The race is close though; Microsoft’s just announced that 76 million Xbox 360’s have been sold worldwide to date.
In their new forecast on the state of console gaming, the International Data Corporation has revealed that Sony’s black box of Bluray, The PlayStation 3 has leapfrogged Microsoft’s Xbox 360 to become the number one selling console worldwide.
The Wii sold bucket loads, we know this but that wasn't actually why the Wii did so well for Nintendo’s bottom line. What really made them money was a great attach rate at the beginning of its life cycle.
Game publishers seems to be in the business of losing money. THQ is close to being worthless, Ubisoft posted a multi million dollar loss, as has Square-Enix. You know who is making a ton of money though? Yup, Activision.