Entries in 'crisis' (14)

OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

Worrying about broken street dates might seem like a very Old World problem to many.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:48PM in News
What caused the UK games crisis?

What caused the UK games crisis?

They said it was the summer of games – but only thanks to the Olympics. If you’re a games retailer, it has been a miserable few months, with the market ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 13th 2012 at 11:08AM in News
Answers needed to solve UK games crisis

Answers needed to solve UK games crisis

Just what is going wrong amongst UK games retailers?

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 27th 2012 at 8:35AM in News
GAME crisis drives market depression

GAME crisis drives market depression

The collapse of GAME took a heavy toll on the UK games retail market last month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 12th 2012 at 9:43AM in News

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Sony warns of Euro crisis impact

Sony warns of Euro crisis impact

PS3 platform holder Sony has predicted a “huge impact’ to its earnings as a result of the deepening European financial crisis.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2011 at 3:06PM in News
‘Industry will move on from PSN crisis’

‘Industry will move on from PSN crisis’

The PSN downtime has cost the games industry millions of pounds in lost revenue, while new releases have hit shelves untested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 2:38PM in News
Games industry facing ‘first big crisis’

Games industry facing ‘first big crisis’

In a chilling warning ahead of the global games industry gathering at E3’s LA Convention Center, Namco Bandai’s VP of sales, marketing and publishing Olivier Comte has outlined what he ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
The PS3 crisis is over

The PS3 crisis is over

The world’s PS3s are working again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 7:52AM in News

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Activision Blizzard considering further acquisitions

Activision Blizzard considering further acquisitions

Activision’s president and CEO of publishing Mike Griffith has stated that the global economic crisis, and more importantly resulting deflated company values, could pave the way for his firm making ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2009 at 4:44PM in News
Riccitiello: EA got too fat and too reliant

Riccitiello: EA got too fat and too reliant

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has boldly stated that his company had become too complacent with itself, adding that the worsening economic recession could be “a blessing in disguise” as ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2009 at 9:54AM in News
NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

The latest stats from NPD show that 2008 was a record year for the video games industry in North America – but signs that the worsening global economic climate is ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:55AM in News
UK economy suffering “frightening deterioration”

UK economy suffering “frightening deterioration”

A survey conducted by The British Chambers of Commerce have found that the nations’ economy is in the midst of a “frightening deterioration”, with December’s High Street numbers proving the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2009 at 9:43AM in News

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Microsoft: Tough times are ahead

Microsoft: Tough times are ahead

Microsoft’s VP of strategy and business development for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business Shane Kim has warned that the games industry will not be completely insulated from the effects of the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2008 at 10:24AM in News
Credit crunch could be Blu-ray’s death knell

Credit crunch could be Blu-ray’s death knell

The effects of the current global economic global crisis could see sales of Blu-ray discs and associated technology dramatically underperform this Christmas, according to some industry observers at the recent ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 2:58PM in News