Entries in 'forecasts' (26)

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM 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
Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

The reality of the challenge confronting Wii U has finally struck Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 8:55AM in News
"Nintendo steadfastly refuses to consider that Wii U is not interesting to consumers"

"Nintendo steadfastly refuses to consider that Wii U is not interesting to consumers"

Wii U will fail to sell the 9m units Nintendo has predicted for the current financial year, analysts have said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 9:50AM in News

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Xbox One shipment forecasts lowered due to poor yields - report

Xbox One shipment forecasts lowered due to poor yields - report

Microsoft has allegedly lowered its Xbox One shipment forecasts, according to a Chinese news website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 1:08PM in News
Sony: Don't mistake Vita caution for lack of optimism

Sony: Don't mistake Vita caution for lack of optimism

Is it an outrageous statement to say that vast swathes of the games industry have already written Vita off?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Sony doubles profit forecasts for past fiscal year

Sony doubles profit forecasts for past fiscal year

Sony has doubled its profits and operating income forecast for the fiscal year ended at the end of last month, thanks to the selling of assets and a deprecation of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 26th 2013 at 6:08AM in News

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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
Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecasts despite profits increase

Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecasts despite profits increase

Nintendo now expects to sell 4m Wii U units by the end of the current financial year. That’s down from its previous 5.5m unit sales forecast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2013 at 9:13AM in News
"Weakened" sales of Resident Evil 6 force Capcom to lower forecasts

"Weakened" sales of Resident Evil 6 force Capcom to lower forecasts

Capcom has lowered its net income predictions by nearly a third for the year ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2012 at 11:27AM in News
IHS Screen Digest questions Wii U potential as US launch nears

IHS Screen Digest questions Wii U potential as US launch nears

The Wii U arrives in the US this weekend, but one leading analyst has claimed Nintendo will need to up its game if it wants the new console to replicate ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2012 at 2:24PM in News

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Capcom: Resident Evil 6 "has been successful to some degree"

Capcom: Resident Evil 6 "has been successful to some degree"

Critics may have largely written the title off, but Capcom insists that Resident Evil 6 has achieved a level of commercial success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2012 at 3:37PM in News
PlayStation revenues fall as handheld console sales forecasts are downsized

PlayStation revenues fall as handheld console sales forecasts are downsized

Sony has again lowered its predicted handheld sales as revenues fall for the latest quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2012 at 10:29AM in News
Nintendo will sell Wii U at a loss; Analyst questions launch sale predictions

Nintendo will sell Wii U at a loss; Analyst questions launch sale predictions

Some may have been surprised at the Wii U’s relatively high launch price, but Nintendo will still be selling the hardware at a loss.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2012 at 9:52AM in News
Nintendo downsizes forecasts by 70% after weaker than expected 3DS sales

Nintendo downsizes forecasts by 70% after weaker than expected 3DS sales

The 3DS is failing to perform as expected in territories outside of Japan, Nintendo has conceded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2012 at 9:48AM in News

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Nintendo reports Q1 loss and cuts full-year profit expectation 82%

Nintendo reports Q1 loss and cuts full-year profit expectation 82%

A slow start for the launch of the 3DS has bitten Nintendo hard.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 28th 2011 at 10:57AM in News
Square Enix cuts sales forecasts

Square Enix cuts sales forecasts

Square Enix has lowered sales forecasts for its six-month fiscal period ending September 30th, 2010.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 2nd 2010 at 11:19AM in News
Black Ops to sell 10.7m in year one

Black Ops to sell 10.7m in year one

Call of Duty Black Ops will put in a sales performance far closer to Modern Warfare 2 than anyone has previously predicted, according to one analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2010 at 5:45PM in News
Future warns of tough times

Future warns of tough times

Though it insists that its half-year financials (which are due to be published on May 20th) should meet its previously published expectations, Future has issued a cautious pre-close trading update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 12:49PM in News
Ubisoft reports drop in sales

Ubisoft reports drop in sales

French publisher Ubisoft has reported sales of €661m for the nine months ending December 2009, a 22.5 per cent year-on-year decrease. Sales for its Q3 hit €495m, down just 2.7 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 5:29PM in News
Profits up 866% at Capcom

Profits up 866% at Capcom

Capcom has reported net profits of YEN 1.73bn ($19.1m) for the nine months ending December 31st 2009 – a whopping 866 per cent increase on the same period a year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 4:59PM in News
Game publishers foresee financial upturn

Game publishers foresee financial upturn

The UK games industry was hit hard by the recession in 2009, and now leading execs are hopeful that the worst is behind them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 8:30AM in News
Trade looks to happier New Year

Trade looks to happier New Year

The UK games industry is looking to bounce back from a difficult 2009 – with improved Government relations key.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2010 at 1:24PM in News
PSPgo sales ahead of Sony’s forecasts

PSPgo sales ahead of Sony’s forecasts

Despite its controversial decision to ditch UMD functionality with the recently released PSPgo, Sony has claimed that the device has sold more than it had expected at this early stage ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 11:38AM in News