Entries in 'decline' (116)

Nearly half of the UK's video games retailers closed in 2012 - PwC

Nearly half of the UK's video games retailers closed in 2012 - PwC

Video games have been named as the biggest victim of the UK’s 2012 High Street slump.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2013 at 12:09PM in News
Activision predicts year-on-year decline for Call of Duty

Activision predicts year-on-year decline for Call of Duty

The next Call of Duty – likely to be Modern Warfare 4 – will likely sell less than this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2013 at 2:29PM in News
PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

Sales in Sony’s games division fell 15.1 per cent in the quarter ending December 31st, although overall Sony has enjoyed somewhat of a reversal of fortune.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
US video games market slips 9% in 2012

US video games market slips 9% in 2012

The total value of the US video games market declined nine per cent in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 10:55AM in News

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Digital up, pre-owned down as GameStop reports 4.6% sales drop

Digital up, pre-owned down as GameStop reports 4.6% sales drop

Global games retailer GameStop has fared better than the overall games market by posting a sales drop of just 4.6 per cent for the nine weeks ending December 29th ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 1:45PM in News
Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

UK retail sales values were up ever so slightly by 0.3 per cent year-on-year fro December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 11:49AM in News
Console sales down by a third in 2012

Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

The ERA has said that the UK video games market declined 17.4 per cent to £1.598bn in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 10:19AM in News

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Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Yes, we all know that retail is a tough environment at the moment. But video games are amongst the worst performers of 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2012 at 12:57PM in News
Call of Duty suffers 14 per cent sales decline in first month in US

Call of Duty suffers 14 per cent sales decline in first month in US

Month one sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops II were down 14 per cent on the 2011 November sales of Modern Warfare 3, a report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2012 at 9:40AM in News
Will Black Ops II outsell Modern Warfare 3? Does it matter?

Will Black Ops II outsell Modern Warfare 3? Does it matter?

All the research suggests that Call of Duty has peaked.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 9th 2012 at 12:31PM in News
Apple's value drops £80bn in two months

Apple's value drops £80bn in two months

Shares in tech giant Apple have slid 20 per cent since the launch of the iPhone 5 in September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2012 at 12:22PM in News

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UK games retail down 40% in June

UK games retail down 40% in June

2.1m games were sold at retail last month – a drop of more than 40 per cent compared with June 2011.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 12th 2012 at 11:16AM in News
GTA V won't be enough to save 2012 retail market

GTA V won't be enough to save 2012 retail market

We still don’t know if Grand Theft Auto V will make it to retail in time for Christmas, but even Rockstar’s mammoth IP is unlikely to prevent a year of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

That it “outperformed the market” will likely not completely appease GameStop’s shareholders after the company reported a 12.5 per cent decline in like-for-like sales for its fiscal Q1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2012 at 1:46PM in News
2m games sold in UK during quiet April

2m games sold in UK during quiet April

The UK games retail market was down a third in a tough April for the trade.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 14th 2012 at 1:15PM in News

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What's driving the decline in games advertising?

What's driving the decline in games advertising?

The games and consoles TV advertising market is at a five-year low. This market consists of six key sectors, and we’re going to look at which are responsible for the decline.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 4th 2012 at 11:52AM in News
Xbox 360 sales fall by 50% in Q1

Xbox 360 sales fall by 50% in Q1

Such has been the fantastic and ongoing success of Xbox 360 in the last few years that the industry can’t help but be worried when the market leader posts such ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2012 at 8:36AM in News
Tesco posts first UK profit decline for 20 years

Tesco posts first UK profit decline for 20 years

It may be the biggest and most important retailer in the UK, but supermarket giant Tesco has posted its first fall in UK profits for 20 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2012 at 9:35AM in News
Argos sales decline 8.5%

Argos sales decline 8.5%

Home Retail Group has revealed that its Argos chain suffered an 8.5 per cent decline in like-for-like sales for the eight weeks ending March 3rd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 3:35PM in News
Now US reports drastic video game market falls in February

Now US reports drastic video game market falls in February

The latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the US video games market suffered a 20 per cent year-on-year decline to $1.06bn in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2012 at 8:35AM in News
GAME shares fall 15% following EA crisis

GAME shares fall 15% following EA crisis

Having this morning revealed that it will not be stocking key Q1 release Mass Effect 3, GAME’s share price has plunged 15 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 29th 2012 at 3:00PM in News
Facebook gaming on the decline

Facebook gaming on the decline

Just one year ago it seemed that Facebook WAS gaming, but 12 months down the line and it looks as if playing games on the world’s leading social network is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2012 at 3:31PM in News
Sega dev: The console market can only get smaller

Sega dev: The console market can only get smaller

One of the most successful Japanese console game developers has predicted that the console market will continue to shrink and in its place will rise a stronger, dominant portable games ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2012 at 1:51PM in News
2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2012 at 8:27AM in News