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Pokemon Go makes $200m in first month

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has completely blown away the month one performances of mobile’s former giants. That’s according to estimates from Sensor Tower, which estimates that worldwide Pokemon Go revenues passed $200m in the app’s first month of availability. To put that into perspective, that’s way ahead of Clash Royale. Supercell’s …

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App Store devs have now made $50bn+

Developers have now earned more than $50 billion through Apple’s App Store, with last month providing a record-breaking chunk of the change. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted the news, congratulating devs for their success and such inspired creativity”. He added that July of this year had proved to be a …

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Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. The prediction is somewhat lower than other recent estimates. SuperData last month estimated that the entire VR sector, including hardware and software, will reach $3.6bn this year – and …

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GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of ‘challenging’ trading conditions

Retailer GAME needs a big couple of days before Christmas to help reverse what has been a poor pre-Christmas spell for the company. It has reported a 6.7 per cent decline in gross transactional value to 466.8m across the group for the 21 weeks ending December 19th. UK gross transactional …

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Apple’s full-year revenues near a quarter of a trillion dollars

iPhone and iPad creator Apple has just enjoyed its most successful ever year. The company reported full-year revenues of $234bn for the 12 months ending September 26th. Q4 revenues reached $51.5bn, up on the previous year’s $42.1bn. Profit climbed from $.8.5bn to $11.1bn Apple thanked strong iPhone sales (up 22 …

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Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA’s Q1 revenue

Anyone who doubts the transition from physical to digital need only look to EA’s most recent financials for evidence. Of the $693m revenue generated by EA in the last quarter, $532m came from digital – which is up ten per cent year-on-year. The bulk of it came from digital mobile …

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Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Activision has posted revenues ahead of its forecasts, with digital accounting for a record percentage of its business. GAPP revenues climbed from $1.11bn last year to $1.28bn for the year ending March. On a non-GAAP basis, however, revenue was down from $772m last year to $703m this time. Digital GAAP …

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EA’s Q4 revenues exceed expectations; Need for Speed due this year; Mirror’s Edge 2 early 2016

Q4 was more prosperous for EA than the publisher had predicted, with GAAP revenues of $1.19bn. Digital accounted for the majority of that number at $614m while physical claimed $571m. That’s a reverse on the previous year when digital stood at $491m and physical at $632m. Full year revenues hit …

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Supercell revenues approach $2bn

Finnish start-up-turned-mobile-giant Supercell generated revenues of $1.7bn in 2014. The full-year figure is almost triple the amount made in 2013, which was reported as $570m according to theWall Street Journal. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for 2014 came in at $565m – more than double the $267m seen …

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