Entries in 'decline' (116)

UK Wii revenues decline 40%

UK Wii revenues decline 40%

Following dips in both sales and revenue at leading UK games retailer GAME, the chain has pegged Nintendo’s hardware duo of Wii and DS as one of the main ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2010 at 9:18AM in News
EA takes blame for NFS decline

EA takes blame for NFS decline

Speaking to an audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, EA boss John Riccitiello has outlined EA’s role in the critical decline of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 12:08PM in News
Digital passes boxed in PC games market

Digital passes boxed in PC games market

A new report from American stat analysis group NPD suggests that the value of digital PC games market is now far greater than the boxed sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
Online multiplayer ‘driving sales decline’

Online multiplayer ‘driving sales decline’

The legions of fans continuing the play the online segments of titles such as Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2, Gears of War 2, Halo 3 and FIFA 10 remains ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2010 at 5:42PM in News

Advertisement

PC Champ Man ‘on hold’

PC Champ Man ‘on hold’

The decline of the boxed PC games market has claimed one of its most high-profile casualties yet with news that the PC arm of famed football management series Championship Manager ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2010 at 2:28PM in News
NPD: June market fails to sparkle

NPD: June market fails to sparkle

The US video games market suffered yet another year-on-year decline in June, with its $1.1bn worth of sales representing a six per cent year-on-year decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 10:47AM in News
Pachter: Industry in permanent decline

Pachter: Industry in permanent decline

“We expect investors to remain spooked by the May results, as they are beginning to reinforce the notion that the video game industry is in a state of persistent secular ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2010 at 4:19PM in News
Pre-owned blamed for market decline

Pre-owned blamed for market decline

The growing trade in pre-owned games is the driving force behind the High Street’s struggle to combat year-on-year declines in video games sales, according to a report by analyst group ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2010 at 2:29PM in News

Advertisement

UK Wii sales down 45.1% year-on-year

UK Wii sales down 45.1% year-on-year

An analysis of the UK video games market by Nick Parker claims that UK hardware unit sales of Nintendo’s Wii are down 45.1 per cent for the year-to-date ending March ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Annual falls for Nintendo

Annual falls for Nintendo

Nintendo has reported an 18 per cent decline in net income for the year ending March 31st 2010 at $2.45bn. Revenue was $1.53bn – a decline of 22 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 10:30AM in News
NPD: February sales slump 15%

NPD: February sales slump 15%

The value of the video games market in the US fell 15 per cent year-on-year in February to $1.28bn – a number that has surprised even NPD itself.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:34AM in News
Nintendo expects 2010 Wii decline

Nintendo expects 2010 Wii decline

Platform holder Nintendo has confessed that the chances of Wii topping its 2009 sales performance over the next 12 months are slim – though the firm is still hopeful that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 2:22PM in News

Advertisement

Publishers bullish following ABCs

Publishers bullish following ABCs

The specialist press has been fighting its corner after a mixed bag of ABC results.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
VC games investment plummets

VC games investment plummets

The amount of money invested in the video games sector by venture capitalists in North America was down 29 per cent in 2010 according to a new data from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 5:10PM in News
Konami profits slip 40%

Konami profits slip 40%

Japanese publisher Konami has reported profits of $116.7m for the nine months ending December 31st – a 40 per cent year-on-year decline. Profits were down 18 per cent compared to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2010 at 4:23PM in News
Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Microsoft sold 5.2m Xbox 360 consoles in the quarter ending December 31st – 13 per cent down on the 6m units it sold in the same period in 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 9:47AM in News

Advertisement

Boxed PC games market 'gone by 2011'

Boxed PC games market 'gone by 2011'

1C’s international publishing director Darryl Still has accused retail of failing to support boxed PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 11:33AM in News
JAPAN: Further year-on-year decline

JAPAN: Further year-on-year decline

Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has claimed that 2009 was yet again a year of decline for the video games industry in Japan with both hardware and software sales suffering year-on-year decreases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo cuts Wii manufacturing

Nintendo cuts Wii manufacturing

Though it remains the daddy of the current console market, sales of Nintendo’s Wii are showing year-on-year declines across the board – and the company’s manufacturing partners are now feeling ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 3:12PM in News
NPD: August shows 16% decline

NPD: August shows 16% decline

Sales analyst NPD has revealed that the North American video games market suffered yet another monthly decline in August – its sixth in as many months – though there are ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 10:53AM in News
NPD: July games market down 29%

NPD: July games market down 29%

July proved another tough month for video games retailers in North America, with the overall value of the market declining 29 per cent year-on-year with a total value of $1.19bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2009 at 10:29AM in News
PlayStation revenues down 18%

PlayStation revenues down 18%

Sony has joined fellow platform holder Nintendo is posting year-on-year sales declines for its financial quarter ending June 30th, with revenues in its PlayStation business down 18 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2009 at 11:35AM in News
Nintendo Q1 profits tumble 61%

Nintendo Q1 profits tumble 61%

Nintendo has become the latest video games company to suffer significant year-on-year declines, with net profits down 60.6 per cent in Q1 2009-2010 to YEN 42 billion, compared to YEN ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2009 at 11:09AM in News
Ubisoft reports 67% YoY drop in DS sales

Ubisoft reports 67% YoY drop in DS sales

Ubisoft has seen Q1 revenue generated by DS titles fall by a huge 67 per cent in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2009 at 6:55PM in News
Further decline in UK economy

Further decline in UK economy

The British economy contracted by 0.8 per cent in the last quarter – more than double the figure predicted by analysts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2009 at 3:43PM in News