Lego and Nintendo Go Big On Video Game Nostalgia

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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 …..
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Sony PlayStation 5 Has Solid Games and Design Reveal

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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.  …..
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Sony PlayStation 5 on Track for 2020 Launch

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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…..
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Video Game Industry Soars Under Stay-at-Home

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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 …..
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Can Elder Scrolls Become the Next Metaverse?

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Elder Scrolls is a 25-year old action role-playing series set in a fantasy universe. Like many franchises with tens of millions of users, observers are starting to ask whether products like Elder Scrolls have the potential to become a metaverse. The concept of a metaverse is a hot buzzword in video games. A metaverse is basically a virtual 3D space where users can interact with each other. Not only can they communicate but they can build their own environments…..
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Turns Classic 1990s Game Into a Billion Dollar+ Product

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On April 10, Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII Remake. This game was based on the 1997 hit PlayStation title. Rereleasing classic titles is not new. However, what Square Enix is doing with Final Fantasy VII Remake is taking a historic franchise and making it into a billion dollar plus product. Upon its release, Final Fantasy VII was seen as a key driver for the first PlayStation system. At the time Square, along with then competitor Enix, had the best-sel…..
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