Nvidia GeForce NOW is Strong Competitor to Google Stadia

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The GeForce NOW cloud gaming service has been operating for several years. Today in a blog post, Nvidia announced GeForce Now is open for all and the service is officially launching. GeForce Now is launching as a $5 a month subscription service. This $5 price includes the first 3-months free and is good through 2020. There is also a free…..
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Nintendo Sales Strong/ Stock Drops

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Last week Nintendo announced its earnings for the nine months ending 12/31/2019.  As expected Nintendo sales were strong.  However, they were not strong enough to please investors who punished Nintendo stock. DFC Intelligence had forecasted a strong holiday season for the Nintendo Switch and it delivered.  For the second half of 2019, Switch hardware sales were up 31% over 2018.&nb…..
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PlayStation 4 Game Sales Now Over 1 Billion Games Sold

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In a press release Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the cumulative PlayStation 4 game sales has reached 1.18 billion through the end of 2019.  This is up from 924 million at the end of 2018.  This announcement was an update from their previous estimate released earlier this month at CES. The figure released at the Sony CES press conference on January 7, 2020 was 1.15 billion through 2019 and 876 million through 2018.  In other words, the software sales figur…..
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Major Video Game Announcements at CES 2020

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is always the first show of the New Year.  This is an event more about the future than what is actually currently going on in the marketplace.  CES 2020, held in Las Vegas January 7 to January 10, was no exception. The video game industry rarely pays much attention to CES.  However, this is a show about hardware and there are always some goofy gadgets looking to take the game world by storm.  CES shows that Sony, Microsoft and Nin…..
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Where are the Video Games for Holiday 2019?

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The last three months of the year have historically been make or break time for the video game industry.  However, as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slowly decline, 2019 is different. New offerings for the end of 2019 are sparse. Thankfully, in today’s market, the investment community has a better understanding of long-term industry trends.  There is surprisingly little panic. The latest DFC Intelligence brief l…..
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The Failure of Google Stadia

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When we had our first look at the Google Stadia streaming service at GDC in March 2019 we left uncertain. To us it was unimpressive, but we were told Google had more up its sleeve. Last week Google Stadia officially launched (we think) and it became clear the emperor has no clothes. Google Stadia is dead on arrival. I…..
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