Entries in 'market' (293)

NPD: July games market down 29%

NPD: July games market down 29%

July proved another tough month for video games retailers in North America, with the overall value of the market declining 29 per cent year-on-year with a total value of $1.19bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2009 at 10:29AM in News
CHIPS opens new outlet

CHIPS opens new outlet

Independent video game chain CHIPS has opened a new store in Leicestershire.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 3:07PM in News
Ubisoft reports 67% YoY drop in DS sales

Ubisoft reports 67% YoY drop in DS sales

Ubisoft has seen Q1 revenue generated by DS titles fall by a huge 67 per cent in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2009 at 6:55PM in News
Nintendo: Market could grow by 50%

Nintendo: Market could grow by 50%

Speaking at the CGA’s ongoing Casual Connect event in Seattle, Nintendo of America’s senior director of product development Tom Prata has predicted that despite the recent boom in the target ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 1:33PM in News

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NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

The notion that games are recession proof is now well and truly forgotten – but perhaps the rise of both digital downloads and free-to-play online gaming is as big a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

Over-the-top free roaming action title Prototype topped the June software charts in the US, with the 419,900 sales enjoyed by the Xbox 360 SKU bettering both high-profile new arrivals and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:04AM in News
NPD: DS dominates hardware market

NPD: DS dominates hardware market

Amidst the gloom of yet more annual falls in the US video games market, hardware sales for June were better than expected hitting $1.7m – NPD had expected that number ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 10:48AM in News
NPD: US market suffers further decline

NPD: US market suffers further decline

Gaming’s recession-proof credentials took a further knock overnight with news that the North American video games market suffered its fourth successive month of decline in June, falling 31 per cent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 10:36AM in News

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Pachter: PS3 will trump 360 by 2015

Pachter: PS3 will trump 360 by 2015

As part of his report that outlined the true scale of the North American pre-owned software market, Wedbush Morgan’s analyst Michael Pachter has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 1:27PM in News
US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

Games market analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the pre-owned games market in North Ameica is worth around $2bn annually, with 100m units sold in stores across the region each ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:18AM in News
Xbox Community Games market "too small"

Xbox Community Games market "too small"

Daniel Jones, the director of developer Binary Tweed and the man behind Xbox Live Community Games hit Clover has cast doubt on the credentials of Microsoft’s indie publishing platform as ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2009 at 5:19PM in News
NPD: Hardware suffers sharp dip

NPD: Hardware suffers sharp dip

Mirroring the overall decline seen in the US video games market in May, hardware sales for the period suffered a sharp fall – year-on-year sales of consoles dropped 30 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2009 at 11:02AM in News

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NPD: Big US market declines in May

NPD: Big US market declines in May

May proved to be another tough month for US games retailer with market research body NPD stating that the market suffered a 23 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2009 at 10:52AM in News
Codemasters bets on Wii success

Codemasters bets on Wii success

Codemasters is targeting older Wii owners with its upcoming roster of games – in an attempt to grow its market share on the format.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2009 at 9:55AM in News
Sony to give PSP casual sector marketing boost

Sony to give PSP casual sector marketing boost

2009 is looking to be a big year for Sony’s once written off PSP, and ahead of the announcement of a redesigned unit at E3 next month Sony has revealed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2009 at 2:04PM in News
EA zones in on market share

EA zones in on market share

The past year was ‘not great’ for Electronic Arts – and the firm is gunning to grab back market share from rivals Activision and Ubisoft this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2009 at 4:45PM in News

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CANADA: Q1 sales fall by 8.5 per cent

CANADA: Q1 sales fall by 8.5 per cent

Stats from sales analyst NPD have shown that the Canadian video games market suffered a like-for-like fall in sales in Q1 – the first time the territory has shown an ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2009 at 12:37PM in News
Numbers reveal true scale of iPhone’s games market

Numbers reveal true scale of iPhone’s games market

Unlike sales of games on the High Street, the success of downloadable titles has always been harder to monitor, but new stats have emerged that at last help to paint ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2009 at 1:20PM in News
AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

New data from market research body OzToys has claimed that the Australian video games market grew by an impressive 47.8 per cent year-on-year in 2008, hitting a total value of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 3:18PM in News
Koller: PS2 could steal Wii market share

Koller: PS2 could steal Wii market share

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s hardware marketing boss John Koller has stated that he believes the recent price drops to PS2 in the Europe and the US – though not in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2009 at 11:15AM in News
Japanese interest in gaming on the decline

Japanese interest in gaming on the decline

New research from Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association suggests that the number of people in Japan who consider themselves to be gamers has reduced significantly in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2009 at 12:00PM in News
Annual PC market worth $11bn

Annual PC market worth $11bn

Whilst the fragmentation of the PC market across traditional retail and online has made the entire segment hard to track, and even created the (debatable) belief that the sector is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 12:33PM in News
Symbian still bossing mobile OS market

Symbian still bossing mobile OS market

Whilst Apple continues to redefine the definitions of what a mobile phone operating system should be capable of and Goole Android fights to fulfil the lofty ambitions placed upon it, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2009 at 4:40PM in News
360 claims half of all online console gaming

360 claims half of all online console gaming

Online console gaming now accounts for a quarter of all online playtime, according to a new report from North American stats body NPD – and the Xbox 360 is grabbing ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2009 at 4:54PM in News
Capcom ready to pounce on PC opportunity

Capcom ready to pounce on PC opportunity

With publisher support of boxed PC product dwindling, Japanese company Capcom has said that it intends to take full advantage of the gaps left in the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2009 at 3:45PM in News