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IHS predicts Project Scorpio price will be £429 in the UK

Project Scorpio will finally get its first public showing at tonight’s Microsoft E3 press conference, and market research firm IHS Markit has predicted that Microsoft’s new machine will cost 429 in the UK. So far, other estimates have pegged the 4K console at around 499, making IHS’ estimation a little …

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Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

The growth of mobile gaming will erode the console and PC games market by 12 per cent over the next five years. That’s according to Juniper Research which says that the sector revenues will decline from $46.5bn to $41bn by 2019. Despite this, console and PC games will still account …

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DFC predicts GameCube-like sales for Wii U

Another analyst has issued a damning verdict on the future fortunes of Nintendo’s Wii U. GamesIndustry reports that DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole says in an upcoming report that the firm is lowering its lifetime Wii U sales forecasts, predicting that it will struggle to reach a quarter of Wii’s …

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PS4 and Xbox One could ship 10m by March, EA predicts

The PS4 and Xbox One could easily ship 10m units between them by March next year, EA COO Peter Moore believes. In an earnings call, viaSeeking Alpha, Moore said that indications he had received from Microsoft and Sony suggested the next-gen consoles could be in plentiful supply. "When I talked …

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Wii U sold just 460k units in the last six months

Nintendo’s latest financial report has revealed more disappointing sales for Nintendo’s Wii U. Over the company’s last six months Wii U has sold just 460k units worldwide, with 300k of those selling in the quarter ending September 30th. It admitted that the release of Pikmin 3 and Wind Waker HD …

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Analyst tips Xbox One to win launch window next-gen sales race

Baird Research analyst Colin Sebastian has predicted that Xbox One will enjoy slightly higher launch window unit sales than its rival PS4. Part of his reasoning is the fact that eBay listings for Xbox One are currently attracting mark-ups in the region of 60 per cent, while PS4 mark-ups are …

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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. By comparison, GTA IV made $900m during its first month, shipping roughly 3.6m units on day one and making $500m in its first week. Through to the end …

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Pachter predicts PS4 and Xbox One launch prices

PS4 will launch for $349 and the Xbox One for $399, analyst Michael Pachter has predicted. He adds that each Xbox One will cost $325 to manufacture suggesting that Microsoft could make a modest profit at the $399 price point” while Sony will look to undercut PS3’s $599 launch RRP …

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Activision predicts year-on-year decline for Call of Duty

The next Call of Duty – likely to be Modern Warfare 4 – will likely sell less than this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. That’s according to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. Remember, too, that while says of Black Ops II have picked up in regions such as …

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EA: High Street games retail to become extinct within a decade

A leading EA executive has predicted the death of High Street games retail within ten years. "We know that packaged goods work today, and the majority of our current revenue comes from that," EA Games’ executive VP Patrick Soderlund told CVG. "That’s still a viable business model. But in the …

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