Entries in 'forecast' (28)

Microsoft could reduce Xbox One price "faster than forecasted"

Microsoft could reduce Xbox One price "faster than forecasted"

The Xbox One could see a reduction in RRP earlier than previously anticipated, according to one US analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 2:52PM in News
DFC predicts GameCube-like sales for Wii U

DFC predicts GameCube-like sales for Wii U

Another analyst has issued a damning verdict on the future fortunes of Nintendo’s Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 3:58PM 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
Analyst predicts $1bn Grand Theft Auto V sales in first month

Analyst predicts $1bn Grand Theft Auto V sales in first month

Grand Theft Auto V will generate $1bn in revenue within a month of its launch, analyst firm Baird Equity Research has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2013 at 4:20PM in News

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Nintendo sold 160,000 Wii U's in three months ending June, is outsold by Wii

Nintendo sold 160,000 Wii U's in three months ending June, is outsold by Wii

Only 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide in the quarter ending June 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2013 at 9:36AM in News
PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

Sales in Sony’s games division fell 15.1 per cent in the quarter ending December 31st, although overall Sony has enjoyed somewhat of a reversal of fortune.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
Samsung expected to increase lead over Apple in 2013

Samsung expected to increase lead over Apple in 2013

Annual growth of 35 per cent is expected to further increase Samsung’s lead over former market leader Apple in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 12:29PM in News
Square Enix falls short with expected $69m loss

Square Enix falls short with expected $69m loss

Having expected to break even for the six months ending September 2012, publisher Square Enix now predicts a ¥5.4bn loss for the period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2012 at 10:43AM in News

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Nintendo reverses profit forecasts

Nintendo reverses profit forecasts

Having previously predicted that it would post a small profit for the year ending March 31st, Nintendo has now said it expects to make a loss following a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2012 at 8:40AM in News
Square ups income estimates 148%

Square ups income estimates 148%

Square Enix holdings has doubled its net income projections from $19m to $47m after revising its financial forecasts, the company has announced.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 2nd 2011 at 3:28PM in News
'Extraordinary losses' warning from Square Enix

'Extraordinary losses' warning from Square Enix

Square Enix has drastically revised its predicted losses for the fiscal year ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2011 at 10:26AM in News
Grave expectations for GAME financials

Grave expectations for GAME financials

Leading UK video games retailer GAME reports its annual financials tomorrow – and the national press is expecting a significant slump in profits.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2011 at 11:35AM in News

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Square Enix issues gloomy forecast

Square Enix issues gloomy forecast

Japanese publisher and developer Square Enix has issued a stark warning about its expected performance for the current financial year, which closes at the end of March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 10:58AM 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
Excitement blamed for high 3DS RRP

Excitement blamed for high 3DS RRP

Speaking to analysts yesterday, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata admitted one curious reason for the comparatively high price of the Nintendo DS handheld – the enthusiasm with which it was greeted

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2010 at 3:19PM in News
Kinect sales estimates increased

Kinect sales estimates increased

Lazard Capital market analyst Colin Sebastian has increased his sales forecast for Microsoft’s Kinect for Q4 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2010 at 12:57PM in News

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Social games market to hit $1.5bn in 2014

Social games market to hit $1.5bn in 2014

The total value of the social network games market will reach $1.5bn by 2014, according to a new report from Screen Digest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 1:20PM in News
Low UFC sales cause financial rethink

Low UFC sales cause financial rethink

Echoing concerns expressed by analysts earlier this month, THQ has been forced to reduce its financial forecasts for the current year thanks to lower than expected sales of next-gen fighter ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2010 at 11:56AM in News
Activision ‘funding Bungie development’

Activision ‘funding Bungie development’

As part of its exclusivity agreement with Bungie, Activision will be funding the development of the new IP in question and could make as much as $65m from the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2010 at 6:13PM in News
GAME: Analyst paints gloomy picture

GAME: Analyst paints gloomy picture

Following its recent financial report and the announcement of a fresh spate of store closures, one analyst has issued a worrying outlook for the potential prosperity for the chain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 6:36PM in News
GameStop’s like-for-likes fall 7.9%

GameStop’s like-for-likes fall 7.9%

Global games retailer GameStop has posted like-for-like sales decreases of 7.9 per cent for both the financial quarter ending January 30th and fiscal 2009, though it still ranks as the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 4:17PM in News
Ubisoft halves Red Steel 2 forecast

Ubisoft halves Red Steel 2 forecast

The faith publishers put in core games on Wii is once again under strain with news that Ubisoft has drastically downsized its sales expectations for the upcoming Red Steel 2 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 11:28AM in News
Natal to sell ‘millions’ this Xmas

Natal to sell ‘millions’ this Xmas

Microsoft’s director of product management Aaron Greenberg has predicted that Xbox 360 Natal will sell “millions” of units upon its launch in the latter stages of this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 11:57AM in News
Take Two not expecting profit this year

Take Two not expecting profit this year

Though the title means little to consumers on this side of the Atlantic, the disappointing performance of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball has lead to parent company Take Two cutting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2009 at 9:41AM in News
Nintendo profits under threat?

Nintendo profits under threat?

Falling sales of the Wii and the decreasing value of the yen could force Nintendo to lower its profit forecasts for the first time in six years – that’s the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 10:56AM in News