Entries in 'consoles' (178)

Ed Fries: Platform holders must adapt to Apple's business model

Ed Fries: Platform holders must adapt to Apple's business model

The next generation of consoles will struggle to prosper unless Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo adapt their way of business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2012 at 9:48AM in News
How did 2K Games buck the 2012 slump?

How did 2K Games buck the 2012 slump?

2K is enjoying a golden period on the back of Borderlands 2, NBA 2K13 and XCom: Enemy Unknown. The publisher’s president Christoph Hartmann discusses its recent success, next year’s BioShock ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 1:05PM in News
Disney's games division drags down financials

Disney's games division drags down financials

The Interactive business was notable in Disney’s recent financials for being the company’s only unit to fail to post a profit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2012 at 3:39PM in News
Can free games work on console?

Can free games work on console?

If you believe the boss of developer Crytek, then games consoles are facing a crisis.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 9th 2012 at 11:30AM in News

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Moshi Monsters eyeing other console formats

Moshi Monsters eyeing other console formats

Mind Candy is thinking about bringing Moshi Monsters to more gaming formats in the future, following the success of Moshling Zoo on Nintendo DS.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 11:15AM in News
Xbox moves 1.7m consoles in Q1, operating income down 94 per cent YOY

Xbox moves 1.7m consoles in Q1, operating income down 94 per cent YOY

Microsoft has reported Q1 sales figures for its Xbox division, revealing a steep drop in operating income compared to the same period from the year prior.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 19th 2012 at 7:03AM in News
EA founder says consoles will become "a hobby market"

EA founder says consoles will become "a hobby market"

Predictions of gloom for the console sector aren’t exactly rare – and this morning you’ve got another one to add to the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2012 at 11:43AM in News
Analyst: Industry needs next gen consoles to reverse retail decline

Analyst: Industry needs next gen consoles to reverse retail decline

The negative sales trends currently plaguing retail will likely be reversed by the next console cycle, industry analyst Michael Pachter believes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 9th 2012 at 7:05AM in News

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US cable giants prepare console challenge with streaming games push

US cable giants prepare console challenge with streaming games push

Traditional gaming has held its own in the face of increasing opposition this generation – but its stiffest challenge may be yet to come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2012 at 8:30AM in News
REVIEW: Steam's Big Picture shows Valve sees the big picture for retail

REVIEW: Steam's Big Picture shows Valve sees the big picture for retail

There's not much innovation in Steam's new Big Picture mode. But there are plenty of elegant answers here to questions few are asking about the future of selling games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 11th 2012 at 11:40AM in News
EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA commits to next-gen consoles... but dismisses single player experiences

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has promised that EA will not abandon console publishing in the hunt for social and casual success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 2:09PM in News
EA's Moore: 'Next generation will give packaged goods a rebirth'

EA's Moore: 'Next generation will give packaged goods a rebirth'

Electronic Arts may be spearheading the digital revolution, but discs aren't dead yet, says COO Peter Moore.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 23rd 2012 at 3:02PM in News

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NPD: Kids play on consoles the most, tablet interest growing

NPD: Kids play on consoles the most, tablet interest growing

The NPD Group has released its annual study on Kids and Consumer Electronics, revealing that while consoles and portable game systems still see the highest usage level from the demographic, ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 16th 2012 at 8:50AM in News
Report: Mafia 3 in development for next-gen consoles, launching 2013

Report: Mafia 3 in development for next-gen consoles, launching 2013

Mafia 3 is happening, and according to a report the title is being developed for next-gen consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 8th 2012 at 7:45AM in News
'People don't want to pay for games'

'People don't want to pay for games'

Freemium will become the dominant force throughout the global games industry, leading experts claim.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2012 at 10:42AM in News
Xbox creator: 'Games consoles are not dead'

Xbox creator: 'Games consoles are not dead'

The man who invented the Xbox has dismissed the notion that the console market is dying off.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2012 at 3:28PM in News

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3D will be a 'minor' element in future Nintendo consoles

3D will be a 'minor' element in future Nintendo consoles

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has for the first admitted that the firm’s focus on 3D visuals for the 3DS will likely not be repeated with future machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2012 at 12:37PM in News
Another industry exec predicts the death of the console

Another industry exec predicts the death of the console

Ngmoco’s Ben Cousins has become the latest high-profile games exec to predict the death of the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2012 at 9:02AM in News
E3 2012: All gaming will be cloud based "someday", admits MS

E3 2012: All gaming will be cloud based "someday", admits MS

Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer has admitted that the future of gaming lies in the clouds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2012 at 12:52PM in News
Xbox 360 hits 67m units, over $56bn generated in retail

Xbox 360 hits 67m units, over $56bn generated in retail

Microsoft has announced some key figures for the Xbox 360, including the console’s lifetime sales numbers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 30th 2012 at 7:09AM in News
The latest retail leak - The Witcher 1 on 360, PS3

The latest retail leak - The Witcher 1 on 360, PS3

And another E3 secret is spilt – this time it’s an Xbox 360 and PS3 version of CD Projekt’s The Witcher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2012 at 12:34PM in News
Top Ten TV ad campaigns of 2012 so far

Top Ten TV ad campaigns of 2012 so far

The Xbox 360 Kinect campaign leads the the top ten games and console TV campaigns of the year to date.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 18th 2012 at 10:40AM in News
Ubisoft suggests F2P will drive next-gen console race

Ubisoft suggests F2P will drive next-gen console race

Free-to-play could be the go-to business model for next generation console software on PS4, Next Xbox and Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2012 at 8:46AM in News
Console version of Tribes: Ascend unlikely

Console version of Tribes: Ascend unlikely

Free-to-play FPS Tribes: Ascend has been making big waves on PC, but the chances of it coming to console no appear very slim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 11:43AM in News