Entries in '2008' (58)

The changing length of games TV ad campaigns

The changing length of games TV ad campaigns

The average games industry TV campaign has increased over the past five years from 2.58 weeks in 2008 to 2.97 in 2010 and now 3.39 weeks in 2012. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 10th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
DICE: Players "ready" for Mirror's Edge 2

DICE: Players "ready" for Mirror's Edge 2

EA’s Mirror’s Edge studio DICE says it knows how to reach a broader audience with a potential sequel to the 2008 title.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 11th 2011 at 10:10AM in News
11,500 dev layoffs since '08

11,500 dev layoffs since '08

The global game industry has been hit by as many as 11,500 job losses since late 2008, a new study suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 1:06PM in News
Xbox sales up year-on-year

Xbox sales up year-on-year

Whilst the overall picture for Microsoft is yet again one of declining revenues and income, its Entertainment & Devices Division – which houses its Xbox operations – has reported its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2009 at 10:46AM in News

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Blu-ray and DVD sales down

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 2:16PM in News
Game Boy Advance far from dead

Game Boy Advance far from dead

Whilst the ongoing global dominance of both the Wii and DS means that Nintendo has little time left to ponder its older formats, it seems that former handheld favourite the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2009 at 12:03PM in News
PS3 sales up 10 per cent year-on-year

PS3 sales up 10 per cent year-on-year

Sony’s PS3 has proven its naysayers wrong by increasing its annual sales by 10 per cent for the year ending March 31st, with sales for the year passing 10m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2009 at 11:04AM in News
Record profits once again for Nintendo

Record profits once again for Nintendo

In contrast to some of the severe losses suffered by the world’s biggest publishers last year, Wii and DS platform holder Nintendo has posted record numbers for its financial year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2009 at 10:43AM in News

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Tesco profits pass £3bn

Tesco profits pass £3bn

The UK’s leading retailer Tesco has reported record pre-tax profits of £3.13bn for the year ending February 28th 2009 – a ten per cent increase over the same period a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2009 at 10:21AM in News
US: Games dominate kids’ Christmas spend

US: Games dominate kids’ Christmas spend

Gaming may nowadays be a pursuit for all ages, but that doesn’t mean that the appetite for the hobby amongst kids has diminished – indeed, new research from US stats ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2009 at 6:11PM in News
Tech sales suffer at John lewis

Tech sales suffer at John lewis

John Lewis has seen mixed results at its electricals and home technology department, after sales fell overall by 13.9 per cent year on year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2009 at 3:16PM in News
AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

New data from market research body OzToys has claimed that the Australian video games market grew by an impressive 47.8 per cent year-on-year in 2008, hitting a total value of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 3:18PM in News

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US: Record results for GameStop

US: Record results for GameStop

The games industry continues to demonstrate its resilience to the tough global economic climate with news that North American based games retailer GameStop enjoyed its eighth straight year of growth ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2009 at 4:21PM in News
MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

Whilst the publishing world may be vocal in its increasing interest in free-to-play online game models, a new report by Screen Digest shows that the subscription based MMO market grew ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 4:07PM in News
Symbian still bossing mobile OS market

Symbian still bossing mobile OS market

Whilst Apple continues to redefine the definitions of what a mobile phone operating system should be capable of and Goole Android fights to fulfil the lofty ambitions placed upon it, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2009 at 4:40PM in News
Argos sales better than expected

Argos sales better than expected

Catalogue retail specialist Argos has posted sales figures above what most were expecting, stating that whilst the year ahead will be tough it expects to maintain a strong position on ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2009 at 11:18AM in News

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GameSpot boasts 4.5m UK readership

GameSpot boasts 4.5m UK readership

Gamespot reckons it is the UK’s biggest games site – and has ABCe figures to back up the claim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2009 at 1:20PM in News
Funcom CFO steps down after Q4 loss

Funcom CFO steps down after Q4 loss

Funcom’s chief financial officer Olav Sandnes has stood down from his position at the MMO to take up a role in a different sector publisher following the firm’s confirmation of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2009 at 4:06PM in News
GameStop enjoys growth in 2008

GameStop enjoys growth in 2008

Leading US video games retailer GameStop has announced strong results for its 2008 fiscal year – and it predicts that it will see the same again in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2009 at 4:48PM in News
Q4 2008 PC hardware sales show annual rises

Q4 2008 PC hardware sales show annual rises

UK PC sales in the fourth quarter continued to grow at a rapid pace, despite a rising dollar, on-going recession and stalling shipments worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2009 at 2:25PM in News
NCsoft profits fall in 2008

NCsoft profits fall in 2008

Korean MMO specialist NCsoft has recorded a fall in both operating profit and net profit for its 2008 fiscal year, though its results for the final quarter of the year ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2009 at 1:46PM in News
Konami enjoys strong 2008

Konami enjoys strong 2008

Net income for the nine months ending December 31st 2008 reached YEN 17,826, a 17 per cent increase on the same period the year before. Operating income for the period ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2009 at 1:35PM in News
EA: More job cuts coming as Q3 losses reach $641m

EA: More job cuts coming as Q3 losses reach $641m

North American publisher EA has announced that it suffered losses totalling $641m for the three months ending December 31st 2008 – this compares to losses of $33m in the same ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2009 at 9:49AM in News
1,000 jobs to go at Nokia

1,000 jobs to go at Nokia

Finnish mobile phone company Nokia has announced that 1,000 people are to lose their jobs following a drop in net income of 69 per cent to €576m for the quarter ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2009 at 4:26PM in News
Apple reports record results

Apple reports record results

The sad news of Steve Jobs’ departure has been quickly forgotten at Apple as the leading lifestyle technology company reported record results for the three months ending December 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2009 at 2:09PM in News