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UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 – report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year – some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight. The analyst also estimates mobile phone sales will drop 11 per cent this year, while tablet sales will fall 14 per cent. Sales …

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FIFA 14 predicts German victory at Brazil World Cup

Germany will win the 2014 World Cup, if EA’s licensed PS3 and Xbox 360 World Cup game is anything to go by. EA simulated the entire tournament in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which saw the Germans topple hosts Brazil 2-1 in extra time in the final. Even more astonishingly, …

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18 Things To Expect (And Not Expect) From E3 Next Week

The number of pre-E3 announcements this year means that most crystal balls are looking pretty foggy at the moment. With games such as Halo 5, Battlefield: Hardline, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Forza Horizon 2, Homefront 2, Mortal Kombat X and Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded already out and proud, …

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DFC predicts PS4 dominance this generation

PS4 won’t break all-time console sales records but will emerge as the next-gen console winner, analyst DFC Intelligence has predicted. DFC Intelligence has forecasted that the PlayStation 4 would be the number one console game system of this new generation,” it said. The successful launch of the PS4 is an …

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"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. After sales of just 460k units in the six months ending September and a global install base of below 4m units, this is looking increasingly unlikely. That Xbox One beat …

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IHS predicts 11m unit for PS4 over Xbox One by 2017

PS4 will have outsold its rival Xbox One to the tune of 11m units within five years, research firm IHS has predicted. The company believes that by 2017 PS4 will have sold 49m units worldwide with Xbox One trailing behind on 38m units. IHS believes that Sony’s wider geographical brand …

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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. As well as predicting a 15 per cent decline year-on-year for console hardware sales in 2013, the firm also reckons that the expected peak in 2016 will still represent a …

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Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Ad specialist Generation Media takes a look at historical TV marketing data to predict the level of screen advertising we might expect from video games during Q4… PROJECTING THE SHAPE OF Q4 GAMES & CONSOLES TV MARKETING Whilst there has been a trend in recent years to start campaigns earlier …

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Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Futuresource Consulting has predicted that PS4 will enjoy a decent sales advantage over Xbox One over the next five years. It reckons that PS4 will have sold 36m units by 2018 with Xbox One having shifted just 30m units – although it expects both machines to fall short of their …

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Microsoft targeting "potentially upwards of a billion" next-gen console unit sales

Expansion beyond the games market could lead to record-breaking sales of the Xbox One and games consoles in general, Microsoft has claimed. But before it gets there, the company believes that the Xbox 360 still has as many as 25m additional unit sales left in it. "We believe over the …

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