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Google Acquires Motorola
AUG. 15, 2011 • Google Inc. will pay nearly $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. Although Google has marketed its own Android phones with hardware sourced from partner electronics manufacturers, the acquisition of Motorola puts the company in direct competition with smartphone makers who use the Android OS. No change is expected in Google’s policy of giving rights to use Android to these hardware manufacturers for free in order to buil…..
Can PlayStation 5 Outperform Nintendo Switch in 2021?
The Nintendo Switch set records in 2020. Despite being in tight supply, the Switch sold more hardware units than any game system during a single year. In 2021 the main question is will the Switch once again be the best-selling system for the year or can the PlayStation 5 challenge its reign? The latest DFC Intelligence console video game forecasts predict a close race between the…..
Nvidia Value More Than Sony/Nintendo Combined as PC Game Sales Soar
The past holiday season saw a focus on the launch of PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox systems. However, some of the biggest news was the explosion of sales for PC games. DFC Intelligence just released its latest PC game forecasts showing that 2020 revenue for PC games reached over $36 billion. More importantly, this is not expected to be a temporary increase. DFC Intelligence forecasts that soaring PC ha…..
Record Video Game Sales Expected in 2021
The year 2020 was an interesting one for video games to say the least. Unlike the suffering faced by much of the world, video game sales thrived as a prime entertainment option during stay-at-home orders. Of course, many companies were not planning for COVID, so they were not able to take full advantage of the opportunity. The question becomes what can the industry expect for 2021 in regards to video game sales? It was expected that sales for video game software would be down in …..
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