Nexon Backs Off NCsoft

OCT. 21, 2015 • Nexon Co., Ltd. has sold its shares in NCsoft Corp. and backed away from the takeover position it previously held in the publisher. Back in 2012, Nexon had purchased a 14.7% stake from NCsoft chief executive Kim Taek-jin. The move was framed as part of a friendly deal between the companies to […]


ATVI’s Solid Qtr Despite WoW Dip

AUG. 6, 2015 • Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NADAQ:ATVI) stock value increased over 10% as second quarter numbers showed the company beat earnings expectations. Under GAAP reporting, revenue in the second quarter of 2015 increased 8% over the same period last year to just over $1 billion. Using GAAP analysis, net income for Q2 remained very […]

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Jeremy Miller on CNBC

NOV. 12, 2014 • DFC Intelligence senior analyst Jeremy Miller appeared on the CNBC cable network this week. Miller was interviewed about what flagship game franchises are expected to be revenue leaders this holiday season. Miller also discussed what game publishers have the most appealing slates of new releases on console and computers, as well as what […]

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Quarter Results

OCT. 30, 2014 • A number of major video game companies released financial results for the quarter ending September 30. Electronic Arts reported net revenue (non-GAAP) of $1.22 billion, up from $1 billion for the same period in 2013. Packaged goods accounted for $767 million and $692 million respectively of that net revenue, while digital […]

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New Xbox One Markets

SEPT. 3, 2014 • September was already an important month for launching the Xbox One in new markets with China, Japan and India already announced. But this week Microsoft Corp. firmed up another 25 nations that will get the console. The new markets getting the Xbox One this week are: Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, […]


Natsume Harvests Success

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AUG. 28, 2014 • Much in the same way Nintendo Co. Ltd. has diligently nurtured a wholesome reputation in the video games it publishes, Natsume Inc. has successfully followed a very similar blueprint starting with the Harvest Moon franchise. That farm simulation series was a trailblazer back in 1997 when it was released on the […]

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Amazon-Only for Indian Xbox

AUG. 7, 2014 • The Xbox One is coming to India on Sept. 23 but only through The exclusive arrangement also extends to all of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox merchandise including the Xbox 360, Kinect, Microsoft published Xbox titles, official Xbox accessories and Xbox Live. Unlike China, which is only getting the Xbox One with […]


$399 Xbox One Sells

JULY 18, 2014 • The $399 Xbox One SKU without a Kinect sensor has spurred a strong 155% boost in sales of the Microsoft console in the United States compared to the prior month. The lower priced package went on sale June 9 and generated 197,000 units sold for the month. The PlayStation 4 remained […]

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Watch Dogs Sells 4M

JUNE 3, 2014 • In one week Ubisoft Entertainment’s Watch Dogs sold 4 million units worldwide. The publisher said that tally not only made the title its best selling launch ever, but also makes Watch Dogs the industry’s best selling new IP to date. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox […]

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E.T. Carts Found

APRIL 28, 2014 • For decades there has been speculation about the thousands of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game cartridges that Atari, Inc. supposedly buried in the desert back in 1983. Now they have been found. Thanks to a partnership between Xbox Entertainment Studios, Fuel Ent., and the multiplatform media company Lightbox, a dig was sponsored […]