Entries in 'expectations' (33)

'Watch Dogs will be up one of the biggest-selling games of the year'

'Watch Dogs will be up one of the biggest-selling games of the year'

Watch out EA, Activision and Take-Two, Ubisoft says its new IP will go toe-to-toe with the biggest games of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:30PM in News
Tomb Raider has finally "exceeded profit expectations"

Tomb Raider has finally "exceeded profit expectations"

A year after it was released the Tomb Raider reboot has at last exceeded Square Enix’s sales estimates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
Sony: Launch PS4s have 0.4% fail rate, within expectations

Sony: Launch PS4s have 0.4% fail rate, within expectations

As few as 0.4 per cent of launch PS4 consoles are experiencing technical problems, Sony has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2013 at 11:42AM in News
Square Enix beats expectations as focus is shifted to Western development

Square Enix beats expectations as focus is shifted to Western development

The success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has seen Square Enix easily beat its financial expectations for the six months ending September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 2:28PM in News

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Capcom forecasts 1.2m Dead Rising 3 sales

Capcom forecasts 1.2m Dead Rising 3 sales

Dead Rising 3 will sell over 1.2 million copies on Xbox One, says Capcom.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 1st 2013 at 11:06AM in News
Platinum Games gives itself a 'D', says it needs to sell more games

Platinum Games gives itself a 'D', says it needs to sell more games

The president of Platinum Games may be pleased with the quality of the studio’s output, but he’s less than happy with its sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2013 at 10:38AM in News
Multi-million marketing campaign to ensure Top Five status for Tomb Raider

Multi-million marketing campaign to ensure Top Five status for Tomb Raider

Forget next-gen console excitement: one of the year’s best-sellers will be a current-gen release and it’s just under two weeks away, says Square Enix.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Feb 26th 2013 at 10:03AM in News

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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
Capcom almost halves DmC sales expectations

Capcom almost halves DmC sales expectations

DmC: Devil May Cry is going to fall well short of Capcom’s initial expectations for the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2013 at 9:51AM in News
Analyst: GameStop's Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Analyst: GameStop's Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 8:45AM in News
Dishonored sales exceed Bethesda's own expectations

Dishonored sales exceed Bethesda's own expectations

Yes, launching new IP is a gamble. But when it pays off, it pays off big.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2012 at 9:37AM in News

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Mass Effect 3 pre-orders smash targets

Mass Effect 3 pre-orders smash targets

EA's space-age campaign has already had an astronomical effect, with pre-orders placing ‘well ahead’ of where the publisher was at the same point with Mass Effect 2.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 27th 2012 at 12:47PM in News
THQ drops guidance after uDraw sales lag

THQ drops guidance after uDraw sales lag

Publisher THQ has dropped its Q3 financial estimates after the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the uDraw tablet peripheral failed to hit sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2011 at 10:01AM in News
Activision predicts Skylanders shortage

Activision predicts Skylanders shortage

Bobby Kotick has warned the markets to expect shortages of its innovative kids title Skylanders this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2011 at 10:07AM in News
Take-Two reports increased losses

Take-Two reports increased losses

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has reported a drop in revenues and increased losses for the quarter ending September 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2011 at 9:09AM in News

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Nintendo: 3DS has not met expectations

Nintendo: 3DS has not met expectations

Platform holder Nintendo has admitted that the early performance of the 3DS at retail has fallen some way short of the company's internal expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2011 at 1:21PM in News
3DS has made 'smaller impact' than expected

3DS has made 'smaller impact' than expected

American market analyst Michael pachter has said that the 3DS has had a smaller impact on the US market than he expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2011 at 2:46PM in News
Profits double at Apple

Profits double at Apple

Apple has posted net profits of $5.99bn for the quarter ending March 31st – that a jump of nearly 100 per cent compared to the $3bn reported in the same ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2011 at 11:39AM in News
Big digital expectations for EA

Big digital expectations for EA

Underlining the growing digital aspirations of the major third party publishers, EA has set itself a lofty goal for the years ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2011 at 3:38PM in News
High hopes for Test Drive Unlimited 2

High hopes for Test Drive Unlimited 2

Word-of-mouth, strong predicted sales and post-launch DLC will make Test Drive Unlimited 2 an evergreen success, Namco Bandai says.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2010 at 8:45AM in News
Mirror’s Edge ‘fell short’, EA says

Mirror’s Edge ‘fell short’, EA says

EA DICE’s highly-anticipated first-person title Mirror’s Edge missed commercial and critical targets within Electronic Arts, a key exec has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2010 at 3:55PM in News
Move has ‘exceeded’ Sony’s expectations

Move has ‘exceeded’ Sony’s expectations

The boss of SCEA’s Latin America division has said that PlayStation Move has exceeded the company’s expectations and that it’s struggling to keep up with demand in some key regions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2010 at 8:22AM in News
GameStop thinks Kinect will trump Move

GameStop thinks Kinect will trump Move

Leading global games retail GameStop has predicted that Kinect will emerge as the winner in the fight of the next-gen motion controllers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2010 at 10:28AM in News
Sega raised expectations too high

Sega raised expectations too high

Publisher Sega has admitted that it has in the past been over-enthusiastic with its forecasting, resulting the perception that its titles have failed to deliver as expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2010 at 5:06PM in News