E3 2018 Roundup Part 2: Looking to the Future, New Consoles and the Netflix of Video Games

This our E3 2018 Roundup Part 2.  In part one we looked at: The strength of AAA games in a world of free-to-play products The controversial issue of loot boxes The top games for the second half of 2018 and early 2019 This second part of our E3 2018 Roundup will focus on: A look at each of the major game publishers Highlights from the major console manufacturers inc.....
How Fortnite Drives the Battle Royale Genre to New Heights

How Fortnite Drives the Battle Royale Genre to New Heights

One of the biggest stories in video games over the past year has been the rise of the battle royale genre. In 2017, we saw the unprecedented rise of two major games in this genre, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite. In the wild world of early access PC games, both products had millions of users before they officially released. With PUBG, the game had already peaked by the time it was formally launched in December 2017. Fortnite Battle Royale, which had a surprise.....
PlayStation 4 Comes out Strong in Video Game Consumer Survey

PlayStation 4 Comes out Strong in Video Game Consumer Survey

2017 was an incredible year for the video game industry.  As discussed in the latest DFC Intelligence Worldwide Video Game Forecasts reports, game software sales soared past the $100 billion mark, a year before originally predicted.  Much of this was because of greater than expected growth in mobile games and Asian markets.  However, the core PC and console markets also showed healthy sales.  The.....
PlayStation 4 Sales Up to 50 Million

PlayStation 4 Sales Up to 50 Million

As of December 6, 50 million PlayStation 4s have been sold through worldwide. Global PlayStation 4 sales topped 40 million units back on May 22, so 10 million of the systems have been purchased by consumers during the last five and a half months. .....
PlayStation 4 Pro Arrives Nov. 10

PlayStation 4 Pro Arrives Nov. 10

Sony Interactive Ent. firmed up its fall hardware strategy in a big way by announcing the higher performance 1TB PlayStation 4 Pro will arrive on November 10. North American MSRP is $399, compared to ¥44,980 ($443) in Japan, €399 ($499) in Europe and £349 ($466) in the U.K. .....
PlayStation Now Comes to PCs

PlayStation Now Comes to PCs

PlayStation Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s streaming game service is arriving for PC users in the European Union during the next few weeks, and coming to North America not long thereafter. The service features more than 400 PlayStation 3 titles, 100 of them exclusives. .....

Sony Confirms Upgraded PlayStaion 4

JUNE 10, 2016 • Sony Interactive Ent. (SIE) president and global chief executive Andrew House has confirmed that a more powerful PlayStation 4 is currently under development. The disclosure came in an interview with the Financial Times. The upgraded PS4 will feature an enhanced graphics capability, support for 4K ultra high definition resoluti.....

PlayStation 4 Tops 40 Million Sold

MAY 27, 2016 • As of May 22 the PlayStation 4 sales have reached 40 million units worldwide since November 2013. That total is up from the 35.9 million tally announced last January by Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE), formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. For the 2014 fiscal year Sony said 18.8 million P.....