Entries in 'decline' (23)

Handheld gaming's battle to hold on

Handheld gaming's battle to hold on

Calling any area of the games industry ‘dead’ is something that invariably comes back to  haunt the person that said it.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 1:37PM in News
Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Despite the seemingly growing emphasis publishers place on pre-orders, they are in fact in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Wii U sales back to pre-Mario Kart 8 levels in Japan

Wii U sales back to pre-Mario Kart 8 levels in Japan

The Mario Kart 8 effect on Wii U sales appears to be over in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Zynga user numbers have halved in the last year

Zynga user numbers have halved in the last year

Zynga has lost nearly half of its daily active userbase and more than half of its monthly active users in the last year.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 25th 2014 at 3:06PM in News

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iPad sales slump, although iPhone growth continues

iPad sales slump, although iPhone growth continues

While Apple’s iPhone continues to grow its sales, its iPad tablets are failing to do the same.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:25PM in News
Facebook share price continues to fall

Facebook share price continues to fall

Having seen $10bn wiped off its value yesterday, Facebook has again got off to a troubled start on the markets today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Share price tumbles as Future issues profit warning

Share price tumbles as Future issues profit warning

Media group Future has seen its share price tumble following its recent profits warning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2014 at 8:53AM in News
Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Any declines suffered by Nintendo will come at a cost for the wider market unless platform holders act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 2:59PM in News

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Nintendo's share price tumbles; Down 83% compared to 2007 peak

Nintendo's share price tumbles; Down 83% compared to 2007 peak

18 per cent was wiped off the value of Nintendo o the Tokyo Stock Exchange following last week’s turbulence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2014 at 10:03AM in News
PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

Global PC sales fell at their fastest rate ever in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:11PM in News
Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

The importance of Call of Duty’s critical response pales compared to the thoughts of the series’ fans, Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2013 at 12:07PM in News
Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

It’s not often that a pair of games topping the charts brings bad news for their respective publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 2:55PM in News

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GungHo struck by sales decline

GungHo struck by sales decline

Quarterly sales and profits at Puzzle & Dragons developer and publisher GungHo have fallen 12 per cent to $238m during the last quarter, according to the company's latest financials.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 31st 2013 at 4:02PM in News
Apple posts first earnings decline in 11 years

Apple posts first earnings decline in 11 years

For the first time in 11 years Apple has posted an annual decline in earnings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 10:59AM in News
HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

Apple has asked HMV to remove its new music downloading app from the iOS App Store – and the retailer has said no.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
PC sales decline continues

PC sales decline continues

PC sales worldwide have seen a further decline, falling almost 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2012, as consumers continue to choose tablets, a new report claims.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Oct 11th 2013 at 10:48AM in News

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PES shows greater price decline than FIFA in weeks following release

PES shows greater price decline than FIFA in weeks following release

It appears that the PES series takes the battle to FIFA on more fronts than simply on the pitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 10:01AM in News
Steam growth continues despite PC decline

Steam growth continues despite PC decline

The decline in PCs is not having any detrimental effect on Steam, which according to owner Valve continues to post impressive growth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 12:30PM in News
Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Futuresource Consulting has predicted that PS4 will enjoy a decent sales advantage over Xbox One over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:02AM in News
GameStop sales down 10.7% as retailer awaits next-gen rollout

GameStop sales down 10.7% as retailer awaits next-gen rollout

Global games retailer GameStop has reported a 10.7 per cent decline in both global and like-for-like sales for Q2 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2013 at 2:11PM in News
Tablet sales soar 400% in India in 2012 as PC sales flatline

Tablet sales soar 400% in India in 2012 as PC sales flatline

Tablet sales in India grew to 1.9 million units in 2012-13 from 360,000 the previous year, registering a growth of over 400 percent, the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 25th 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

The number of studios working on triple-A games is at its lowest point for over a decade, EA’s chief creative director Richard Hilleman has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News