Can PlayStation 5 Outperform Nintendo Switch in 2021?

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 Pla.....
Nintendo Sales Strong/ Stock Drops

Nintendo Sales Strong/ Stock Drops

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.....
Nintendo Switch Should Dominate Holiday 2019

Nintendo Switch Should Dominate Holiday 2019

For the past decade, Nintendo has underperformed.  This has changed recently as the Nintendo Switch has been a star performer the past year.  Going into holiday 2019, and the end of a rough decade for the company, Nintendo is looking stronger than ever. The Wii, launched in 2006, was Nintendo’s most successful console system, eventually selling 100 million units.  However, the Wii was more of a short-term hit.  Its unique motion control system proved to be somewhat of a novelty......
Can Nintendo Switch Pass the 100 Million Unit Mark?

Can Nintendo Switch Pass the 100 Million Unit Mark?

The Nintendo Switch has been a strong success story in 2019.  The September launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite doubles down on the portable element of the system. There is now a serious question about whether the Switch will eventually join the elite group of video game systems that have passed 100 million units in hardware sales. DFC Intelligence has been cautious about forecasting Nintendo sales because every year since 2008, sales have fallen short of estimates.  In 2018, the Nint.....
Online Console Video Game Sales Expected to Pass Packaged Sales in 2019

Online Console Video Game Sales Expected to Pass Packaged Sales in 2019

DFC Intelligence just released its latest global video game console market forecast.  This included initial estimates for console systems expected to launch in 2020 and beyond.  Of course, one of the biggest issues is the growing digital delivery of software on console systems.  DFC Intelligence forecasts that revenue from digital delivery of console software will pass sales of packaged software in 2019......
Is Fortnite Killing Game Company Stocks?

Is Fortnite Killing Game Company Stocks?

Since last October major game company stocks have been down significantly.  Of course, much of this was due to an overall market decline.  However, as market indexes have bounced back, game companies are still down.  One of the big culprits many people are pointing to for this decline is Fortnite. DFC Intelligence does regular calls with investors about individual company performance.  Recently there have been quite a few calls from investors asking how much Fortnite is having an i.....

Nintendo Switch Sales Dominate December

In early December, DFC Intelligence released its latest video game market forecast. One caveat was that we noted the Nintendo Switch would need an extremely strong December to reach our estimates. We can now report that December Nintendo Switch sales were excellent. Throughout most .....
Who is Worth More?  Sony and Nintendo Market Value

Who is Worth More?  Sony and Nintendo Market Value

In June 2017, Nintendo Co stock made news when its company market value passed Sony.  This was not the first time that had happened.  However, it did have a great deal of investors asking us about the relative market value of both Sony and Nintendo.  So, when it comes to Sony and Nintendo market value which company is worth more? One would think this is a rhetorical question.  Nintendo is a pure play video game company.  Sony has many divisions and products, including a video game.....