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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…..
Console Game Sales Forecasted to Set Record Even With Shortages
The latest console forecasts for DFC Intelligence have been lowered to take into account shortages that are expected to last throughout the year. The good news is demand remains at record levels and video game sales continue to soar. However, the shortage could hurt the long-term future of the PlayStation 5. At the 2020 launch of the new systems consumers were leaning heavily towards the PlayStation 5 over the Xbox Series X/S. With the hardware shortage, Microsoft now has breathing…..
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…..
Will Sony Win the Console War by Default?
On September 16, Sony Interactive Entertainment gave an online presentation that revealed the launch date and price for the PlayStation 5. There were no major surprises. However, the event underlined how much of an advantage the PlayStation 5 has over the Xbox Series X/S. As expected, the Pla…..
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