Entries in 'predictions' (56)

DFC predicts PS4 dominance this generation

DFC predicts PS4 dominance this generation

PS4 won’t break all-time console sales records but will emerge as the next-gen console winner, analyst DFC Intelligence has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2013 at 10:12AM in News
"Nintendo steadfastly refuses to consider that Wii U is not interesting to consumers"

"Nintendo steadfastly refuses to consider that Wii U is not interesting to consumers"

Wii U will fail to sell the 9m units Nintendo has predicted for the current financial year, analysts have said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 9:50AM in News
IHS predicts 11m unit for PS4 over Xbox One by 2017

IHS predicts 11m unit for PS4 over Xbox One by 2017

PS4 will have outsold its rival Xbox One to the tune of 11m units within five years, research firm IHS has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2013 at 12:43PM in News
Next-gen won't recapture last-gen's highs, analyst predicts

Next-gen won't recapture last-gen's highs, analyst predicts

Strategy Analytics thinks the upcoming console generation will fall well short of the financial success enjoyed by our current machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 1:50PM in News

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Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Ad specialist Generation Media takes a look at historical TV marketing data to predict the level of screen advertising we might expect from video games during Q4...

on Oct 17th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

Powa Technologies – an ecommerce provider, it should be noted – has issued a damning prediction for the future of the British High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:44PM 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
Microsoft targeting "potentially upwards of a billion" next-gen console unit sales

Microsoft targeting "potentially upwards of a billion" next-gen console unit sales

Expansion beyond the games market could lead to record-breaking sales of the Xbox One and games consoles in general, Microsoft has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 11:42AM in News

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Riccitiello confident that next-gen consoles will prosper

Riccitiello confident that next-gen consoles will prosper

Former EA boss John Riccitiello believes that PS4 and the new Xbox will both be commercial successes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 1:02PM in News
Sony: Don't mistake Vita caution for lack of optimism

Sony: Don't mistake Vita caution for lack of optimism

Is it an outrageous statement to say that vast swathes of the games industry have already written Vita off?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Sony's PS4 announcement - what and what not to expect

Sony's PS4 announcement - what and what not to expect

It’s nearly here. After years of speculation and weeks of rumour, tomorrow night we will finally get our first look at Sony’s next console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2013 at 12:38PM in News
2013: What industry leaders want to see

2013: What industry leaders want to see

MCV asks UK games industry experts about why 2013 will be much, much better than 2012.


Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 9th 2013 at 2:07PM in News

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Analyst believes Xbox 360 was the big Black Friday winner in the US

Analyst believes Xbox 360 was the big Black Friday winner in the US

Analyst Doug Creutz believes Xbox 360 was the star performer in the US video games market in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2012 at 9:20AM in News
UPDATE: Dark times ahead for THQ as stock drops 40%

UPDATE: Dark times ahead for THQ as stock drops 40%

Things could go from bad to worse for THQ, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2012 at 3:32PM in News
Analyst believes Darksiders II is struggling to break even

Analyst believes Darksiders II is struggling to break even

Darksiders II has fallen short of THQ’s sales estimates, analyst Michael Pachter has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2012 at 12:50PM in News
GameStop expects only one new console launch in 2013

GameStop expects only one new console launch in 2013

The boss of global games retailer GameStop doesn’t believe that both the Xbox 720 and PS4 will launch in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2012 at 10:57AM in News

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EA is well positioned for next-gen success, analysts believe

EA is well positioned for next-gen success, analysts believe

The management team at EA has convinced analysts that the publisher is well positioned to thrive in the next-gen games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2012 at 9:01AM in News
Microsoft "has a strategy to take over the world"

Microsoft "has a strategy to take over the world"

Xbox 720 will be more than just a games console – Microsoft wants it to replace all of the boxes currently sitting under your television.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2012 at 10:43AM in News
Digital predicted to account for 66% of market by 2017

Digital predicted to account for 66% of market by 2017

A new report from DFC Intelligence predicts that digitally distributed games will account for 66 per cent of total overall games revenue by 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2012 at 10:57AM in News
Diablo III projected to sell 3.5 million units in 2012

Diablo III projected to sell 3.5 million units in 2012

With Diablo III launching later this month, analysts have begun weighing in on what the commercial reception will amount to in terms of units sold.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2012 at 10:54PM in News
PS4 and Xbox 720 sales won't match current gen, analyst believes

PS4 and Xbox 720 sales won't match current gen, analyst believes

The PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 and Wii U will fail to match the sales of their immediate predecessors, analyst Piper Jaffray believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 2:05PM in News
THQ expects sales to exceed estimates

THQ expects sales to exceed estimates

With the doom-mongers continuing the circle, THQ has announced that it expects Q4 sales to exceed expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2012 at 11:12AM in News
Analyst predicts sales struggle for Prototype 2

Analyst predicts sales struggle for Prototype 2

Ahead of its release next week, analyst firm Cowen and Company has predicted that Activision’s Prototype 2 will struggle at retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2012 at 9:14AM in News
Activision: Prototype 2 'owns' April

Activision: Prototype 2 'owns' April

Superhero action game Prototype 2 will prosper thanks to a quiet April, says Activision subsidiary Radical Entertainment.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 8th 2012 at 1:09PM in News
iPad 3: What to expect tomorrow

iPad 3: What to expect tomorrow

Wednesday March 7th at 6:00pm GMT – that’s when we’ll finally find out what Apple has in store for the third generation of its iPad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2012 at 12:00PM in News