Entries in 'drop' (66)

World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

One analyst has speculated that the time may be nearing for Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft to make the jump to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 10:24AM in News
Apple reports first quarterly profit drop in a decade

Apple reports first quarterly profit drop in a decade

A net profit of $9.5bn for the quarter ending March was not enough to see Apple avoid its first quarterly profit decline in a decade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2013 at 11:26AM in News
Ubisoft says Wii U "will find its public"... as long as Nintendo cuts the price

Ubisoft says Wii U "will find its public"... as long as Nintendo cuts the price

Nintendo’s Wii U could yet be successful provided Nintendo lowers the console’s RRP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2013 at 12:04PM 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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Q4 games advertising revenue drops 40% this Christmas

Q4 games advertising revenue drops 40% this Christmas

The age of excess is clearly over. UK games firms are spending £99m on advertising this Christmas, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 19th 2012 at 9:45AM in News
Pirate Bay traffic returns to pre-block levels

Pirate Bay traffic returns to pre-block levels

Peer-to-peer activity on The Pirate Bay in the UK is almost back at the level it was before the site was blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2012 at 4:00PM in News
What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

2012 games and consoles TV activity up to February 12th has remained fairly static year-on-year, with a three per cent decline in individual TVRs.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 5th 2012 at 10:16AM in News
US game sales dip 11% in Q3

US game sales dip 11% in Q3

US consumers spent an estimated $4.2bn on video games in Q3 overall – a year-on-year drop of 11 per cent.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 21st 2011 at 9:17AM in News

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Mafia Wars 2 sheds 900k users in under a month

Mafia Wars 2 sheds 900k users in under a month

Casual games title Mafia Wars 2 has suffered an exodus of players in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2011 at 1:45PM in News
Zynga gets its first taste of economic slowdown

Zynga gets its first taste of economic slowdown

Casual games giant and CityVille publisher Zynga has reported a slight slow down in growth for the first time in its history during its June quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 10:05AM in News
Xbox price drop not on the cards

Xbox price drop not on the cards

Consumers hoping to see an Xbox 360 price cut to counter the recent drops on PS3 look to be in for some disappointing news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2011 at 1:16PM in News
HMV predicts big PS3 boost in UK

HMV predicts big PS3 boost in UK

The newly-announced PlayStation 3 price cut will provide a “substantial sales boost” to the UK games market, says HMV.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 18th 2011 at 9:15AM in News

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Games credited for crime drop

Games credited for crime drop

In a rare bit of positive news coverage for the sector, a piece penned by BBC News Washington DC correspondent Tom Geoghegan has named games as one of the key ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2011 at 9:27AM in News
PSP gets fresh price cut

PSP gets fresh price cut

Sony has dropped the price of the PSP once again in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2011 at 2:21PM in News
Square Enix issues gloomy forecast

Square Enix issues gloomy forecast

Japanese publisher and developer Square Enix has issued a stark warning about its expected performance for the current financial year, which closes at the end of March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 10:58AM in News
Price cuts for DSi and DSi XL

Price cuts for DSi and DSi XL

Nintendo has confirmed that it is to cut $20 off the price of its two most recent versions of the DS in North America from September 12th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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E3 2010: Sony rules out PS3 price drop

E3 2010: Sony rules out PS3 price drop

The idea of announcing a PS3 drop at E3 has not even been discussed at Sony, SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2010 at 10:54AM in News
Fewer people playing Facebook games

Fewer people playing Facebook games

Facebook has lost a substantial amount of its game users since altering its notification system, with FarmVille alone recording a dip of 4.4 million players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 2:36PM in News
Average Wii price down to £155

Average Wii price down to £155

The price of the Nintendo Wii has tumbled at retail.
MCV’s research, which monitored the sale of hardware across 25 leading UK retailers, shows that the average price of Wii ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 2:45PM in News
Sony gives PSPgo an Easter boost

Sony gives PSPgo an Easter boost

A routine Bank Holiday sale or an effort to encourage struggling hardware sales – call it what you want, but PSPgo owners old and new will be greeted with some ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 10:09PM in News
Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Conspicuous by its absence in EA’s forward planning for the financial year ahead was any mention of the once golden franchise that is Rock Band, leading to speculation that the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 12:03PM in News
PlayStation revenues down $1.3bn in ‘09

PlayStation revenues down $1.3bn in ‘09

Sony has described 2009 as “a turning point” for PS3 and ELSPA said the console was last year’s “star” performer, but new analysis from Gamasutra paints a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 3:45PM in News
NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
EA expects prices to fall

EA expects prices to fall

While rival Activision seems keen to up the price that gamer’s fork out on their favourite hobby, EA has claimed that consumers can expect to see games come down in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 1:10PM in News
Konami predicts profit slump

Konami predicts profit slump

Ahead of the publication of firm numbers for its current financial year, publisher Konami has issued a stark word of caution to investors, warning them that the numbers are likely ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2009 at 9:54AM in News