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Square Enix suffers gaming losses

Square Enix has announced a mixed bag of results in its latest financial report, with the climb in net games sales being offset by a drop in both net and operating income. Net sales for the period were down just 1.2 per cent at YEN 2.4bn, though net income dropped …

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Konami sales down 45%

The huge global success that was Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was always going to be tough act to follow – and so it has proved for publisher Konami with year-on-year revenues steeply down for the quarter ending June 30th 2009. In total sales dipped by 45 …

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Unit sales down at Disney Interactive

The financial quarter ending June 27th 2009 bought mixed fortunes for the games arm of global giant Disney, with sales down but operating loss reduced. Sales fell by 20 per cent year-on-year, dropping to $113m. However, operating loss was reduced from $91m in 2008 to $75m this year. The savings …

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Capcom bucks financial trend

Flying in the face of disappointing financial results from both Nintendo and Sony, Japanese publisher Capcom has continued its fine momentum from the last fiscal year with a further quarter of growth.

 For the quarter ending June 30th, Capcom’s revenues saw a 19.2 per cent year-on-year increase, finishing at YEN …

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Sales up 77% at THQ

American publisher THQ has reported a year-on-year sales increase for the quarter ending June 30th 2009, with revenue jumping 77 per cent to $243.5m. Net income hitting $6.4m – in the same period last year the company suffered a $27.2m loss.

 The big successes for the publisher included first person …

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Revenues rocket at Atari

After what has been a very turbulent time for the publisher, Atari has this morning got reason to cheer with news that revenues for its fiscal Q1 are up 30 per cent year. Both Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena and the 1m+ selling Ghostbusters were credited for the upturn. 83.5 …

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Xbox sales up year-on-year

Whilst the overall picture for Microsoft is yet again one of declining revenues and income, its Entertainment & Devices Division – which houses its Xbox operations – has reported its second year of profitability, validating the huge outlays the tech firm invested into its long term games strategy.

 In the …

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NPD: Has digital stolen retails 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 culprit as global banking greed. NPD figures show that the North American video game market declined by 31 per cent …

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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 to be around $1.55m. As always, Nintendo’s machines were the star performers with DS shifting 766,500 units and the Wii …

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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 to $1.17bn.

 It’s the worst year-on-year fall since September 2000, a month that saw annual declines of 41 per cent. …

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