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.....

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 .....

At E3 2018 Microsoft Looks to the Future

News For several years, the major console manufacturers have nicely staggered their big press conferences.  Traditionally, Microsoft goes first on the Sunday before the show starts.  So Sunday June 10 the Microsoft press conference launched the start of E3 2018 (assuming one does not consider Saturday’s EA Play event an official part of E3).  Going into E3 2018 Microsoft faced a difficult task.  The company has very few exclusives for 2018 and sales have not been strong for the.....

Will Nintendo Switch Make Money for Third-Party Developers?

The successful launch of the Nintendo Switch in March 2017 took many in the game industry by surprise. Of course, the same reaction happened over a decade before with the launch of the Nintendo Wii. The latest DFC Intelligence brief on the Switch, forecasts continued success for the system. However, these forecast come with warnings that the Switch is still a fairly modest player in the overall video.....
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. .....