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    June 2016 NPD Results

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 26 July 2016

    -Thanks to Aquamarine for all the below-   [img]http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2015/articles/1/8/4/5/1/7/4/146913716904.jpg[/img]   Highlights- PS4 leader in Hardware sales 3DS sales up MoM Smash Bros over 2m on Wii U, over 3m on 3DS (Packaged Software Feed) Overwatch was #1 for June, and Doom, and Uncharted 4 were right behind it on the rankings, as was GTA V  Kirby:...

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    Take Two notes PS4 & XB1 install base over 60 million

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 18 May 2016

    Take Two noted during their FY16 conference call (For the period ending March 31st 2016) that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One install base is over 60 million units.  EA last estimated that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales were at 55 million at the end of 2015 which means that the console install base has continued to grow at a healthy rate.    Note. This is a rough number, not...

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    Koei Tecmo achieves record profit for 6th consecutive year

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 07 May 2016

    Koei Tecmo's fiscal 2015 report was released a couple of days back and I've completed the full write up of the report.  In the article linked below I’ll talk about Koei Tecmo’s financial performance, how each of their segments have performed, and what to expect from them in the future. I also have included a fully translated slide deck from Koei Tecmo’s earnings...

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    Nintendo Fiscal Year In Review + Future

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 01 May 2016

    Hello all,  I just completed my report on Nintendo's FY2015. It goes in depth in regards to how each segment of the business performed and what we can expect from that segment in the future. It also talks a bit about how 2017 is a make or break year for Nintendo and how Nintendo need to grow non traditional revenues. It's a bit long, 6000 words to be exact, and therefore I'll only post a...

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    Let's talk about Evolutionary Consoles

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 27 April 2016

    So it was 1am. I was tired. I didn't know what else to do. So I wrote a 5,000 word article on "evolutionary consoles" and why Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will all be coming out with these iterative consoles in the next couple of years.  It's quite a long post so I don't want to copy it all here like I normally do for threads like these. Instead I'll just give you the link. I'm sure I must...

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    My thoughts on FFXV sales

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 07 April 2016

    So I made a blog post earlier about my thoughts regarding FFXV sales.  Thought I'd copy it here and ask for your opinions on what I've written Do you agree/disagree? Why? Have I missed anything?  ................. After 10 years of waiting, Square Enix have finally announced that Final Fantasy XV will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th 2016. The game was...

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    EA estimates 55 million PS4 + XB1 install base

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 01 February 2016

    During their post earnings conference call EA said that the PS4 and XB1 install base (sell through) had reached approximately 55 million as of December 31st 2015.  Please note that this is an estimate from EA and therefore is based on their internal research + IDG numbers or whatever market research companies they subscribe to.  We know that Sony have sold 35.9 million as of January...

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    AMD: More than 50 million PS4's and XB1's have shipped

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 19 January 2016

    I'm on my phone so apologies for how short this is.  AMD released their 4th quarter earnings today. Here are the main takeaways for their Semi Custom SoC segment.    AMD report that 2015 saw their highest semi custom SoC sales ever recorded. (Chips for PS4 & XB1 etc...) AMD says that they expect 2016 console sales to be higher than 2015. AMD says that PS4 & XB1...

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    Million selling Video Games in 2015 - UK Retail

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 06 January 2016

    I don't think this has been posted yet? This is GfK Chart Track data for packaged unit sell through at UK retail. Excludes digital download sales for Video Games.  All Yello highlighted rows are for Video Games.    Grand Theft Auto V has now sold through 6,014,432 at retail across all console SKU's. It is the best selling game of all time in the UK. ...

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    The challenge of launching a console in China, Why Sony is turning to Indie Devs

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 05 January 2016

    Hi All,  I wrote up the below earlier today. Apologies if it's too long or the English is bad. Hopefully It can help provide some insight into the China market.      You probably won’t know this but sales of consoles produced by foreign game companies were banned in China back in 2000. Since then consumers in China have had to resort to importing games consoles from...

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    Sony announce new PS4 bundles for China & Asia

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 15 December 2015

    So in the West we get boring bundles. Today Sony annouced some interesting bundles for the Chinese and Asia market.  First up this is for China.  The PlayStation®4 New Value Pack will launch in China this week with Gold Version and Silver Version. The Gold Version comes with PS4 500GB, Gold HDD cover, 1x standard DS4, 1x gold DS4, copy of Driveclub, King of Wushu, Warframe (+free...

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    Can PS4 holiday sales match PS2 holiday sales?

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 29 January 2016

    Hello All, The PlayStation 4 is now more than half way through its second holiday season (excluding launch) and is on track to have a very successful year. We’ve just learnt that US sales for the month of November exceeded 1.5 million* whilst in Japan the console sold around 110,000 units**. Together these numbers are significantly up over last year and so I’d like to pose a...

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    PS4 & XB1 install base hit 500k in China

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 28 December 2015

    Shanghai Oriental Pearl today announced that Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One have reached a total of 500,000 owners. Oriental Pearl, the company that distributes both the PS4 and XB1 in China, said that they hope to reach over 1 million owners in 2016 through the continued release of software titles and enhanced digital services. It is worth noting that the...

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    PS4 + XB1 install base hits 32 million in NA & EU

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 12 November 2015

    Thought I'd share the below with you all-     New data from The NPD Group and GfK Chart-Track shows that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have achieved a total install base of approximately 32 million in North America and Europe as of September 30th 2015. When compared to last gen, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 had a total install base of 22 million at the same point in time...

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    What do you think Nintendo's first mobile game will be?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 27 October 2015

    Investor briefing is less than a couple of days away for Nintendo and about 2 weeks away for DeNA so it's about time we should hear about Nintendo's first mobile game which is due to release before the end of the year.  Nintendo have been very vocal about their plans for the mobile market and wanting to create unique experiences that are tailored to the mobile experience but still based on...

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    Xbox One sells better than PS4 in Latin America (2014)

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 08 October 2015

    Latin America is now the second fastest growing gaming region in the world just behind Asia Pacific but ahead of North America and Western Europe. This year we expect revenue generated by home console software sales to exceed $1.2 billion and account for around 30% of total revenue generated by video games software in the region. Console hardware revenues are expected to exceed $3 billion this...

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    US gamers spend 8x more on average than Chinese gamers on video game software

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 30 August 2015

    The global gaming market has been booming recently with Newzoo recently announcing that the market is expected to grow another 9.4% this year to reach $91.5 billion. China is also expected to become the largest gaming market this year, but could that be due to the sheer number of gamers or because Chinese gamers are spending more?   The average gamer in the US spends around $80 on video...

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    Video Game Piracy costs the industry as much as it makes!

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 22 August 2015

    Last month a report from Arxan Technologies, an applications security company, showed that gamers pirate almost as much as they legitimately pay for. Tru Optic research states that the total revenue lost to pirated games was approximately $74.1 billion in 2014 whilst the global video game industry only bought in $83.6 billion in revenue last year. It’s a shocking revelation and shows...

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    Grand Theft Auto series has sold 220 million worldwide

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 20 September 2015

    The Grand Theft Auto series has sold 220 million units across Console, PC, Mobile and all other interactive entertainment formats since its debut on PlayStation and PC in 1997.  This includes the more than 54 million unit sales attributed to Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS3, PS4, 360, One and PC.     Grand Theft Auto series has sold in more than 215 million units worldwide across...

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    PS4 and Xbox One install base exceeds 300k units in China (IDC)

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 06 August 2015

    According to IDC the current install base for both PS4 and XB1 in China exceeded 300K. Also revenue for official console games in China exceeded 100 million yuan (~$16.1 million), compared to mobile revenue which reached 21 billion yuan (~$3.4 billion).  IDC and Niko partners expect to see another 250k-300k consoles sold through rest of the year. ...

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