In recent months it has become clear that Sony and Microsoft are pursuing two very different strategies in the video game industry. The likely result is that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 should significantly outsell the Microsoft Xbox Series X. However, Microsoft may have the long-term winning battle plan. The latest DFC Intelligence video game console forecasts have the PlayStation 5 outselling t…..
On Thursday July 23, Microsoft finally revealed some key titles for the upcoming Xbox Series X via its online Xbox Games Showcase. The lineup looks solid, but the most notable feature seems to be the Xbox Game Pass service. The irony for Microsoft is that this service does not necessarily require a consumer to own the upcoming Xbox system. Game Pass is a subscription service that allows subscribers to play over 100 high-end games. The cost is $5 a month for PC game access, $10 a month …..
Earlier this year the Lego Group and Nintendo announced a partnership. This clearly has some intriguing possibilities. Unfortunately, the first products shown seemed to miss the potential. However, this changed with the announcement this week of a Lego set built around the classic NES. Lego and Nintendo are two classic toy brands for kids. However, both companies have been around for so many years that they have a large and growing adult fan base. This is …..
Surprise, Sony not only revealed games, but they gave the world a glimpse of the PlayStation 5 design. With the PlayStation 5 having a large existing advantage over the Microsoft Xbox Series X, does this reveal change the analysis? This time of year, the video game industry was supposed to be gathering at the E3 show in Los Angeles. This was the place to reveal new consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Of course, COVID-19 killed this year’s show. …..
In the recent DFC Intelligence Video Game Forecast, we modeled both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to launch in 2020. In Sony’s recent fiscal year earnings and forecast releases the company has confirmed the PlayStation 5 launch is still on track for holiday 2020. Assuming that hardware launches are on track the big remaining question is how many units will a…..
DFC Intelligence just released its latest report on the state of the video game industry. The good news is that sales of video games are soaring. Of course, one of the unfortunate causes of this increase is the devastating spread of COVID-19. In the past week major public video companies have reported earnings results that were better than expected. This included Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Zynga and Nintendo. These …..