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.....
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.....
Analysis: AAA Video Games for Late 2018

Analysis: AAA Video Games for Late 2018

Last week we looked at the strong video game lineup for the first half of 2018.  Of course, most of the big sales occur in the second half, and more specifically the fourth quarter.  With strong hardware sales and an impressive holiday lineup, DFC Intelligence recently raised its forecast for both 2018 and 2019.  .....

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.....

E3 2018 Roundup Part One

Another E3 has come and gone and it is time to assess where the video game industry is headed.  In a few weeks, DFC Intelligence will be releasing its latest industry forecasts as well as providing analysis of over 400 upcoming games for console and PC.  In the mean time we thought we would provide a two-part E3 2018 Roundup. In our E3 2018 Roundup we are going to focus on several issues. In part one, our major trends include: The strength of AAA games in a world .....
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. .....
Is Content Really King?

Is Content Really King?

The basic concept of content as king is that entertainment sales are driven mainly by hit content. It is often assumed a hardware device needs “a killer app” to entice consumers. However, the age of ubiquitous digital content may require some rethinking of that basic theory.  This article asks, is Content Really King. .....