Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

On summer solstice, the highly anticipated mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was released for Android and iOS devices.  This game is from Niantic makers of Pokemon Go, one of the highest earning mobile games of all-time.  Considering Harry Potter has a larger fan base than Pokemon will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite be just as big or even bigger? The short answer is no.  While it is still too early to make an ultimate judgment, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is destined to be a much.....
Spending on PC Game Hardware to Reach $70 Billion

Spending on PC Game Hardware to Reach $70 Billion

When most people talk about the video game industry, they look at consumer spending on games.  However, this is only a portion of the overall video game ecosystem.  There is almost as much spending on the hardware to play video games as there is on the actual games themselves.  In the recent DFC Intelligence PC Game Hardware Forecast report, it is estimated that by 2023 PC game hardware spending will reach $70 .....
Apex Legends Forecast: Did It Reach Its Apex in Month One?

Apex Legends Forecast: Did It Reach Its Apex in Month One?

One of the biggest stories in the video game industry over the past two years has been the rise of the Battle Royale genre.  Last year at this time, we said to expect dozens of battle royale games to hit the market in coming years.  However, the one new title that has stood out from the masses is Apex Legends from Electronic Arts and established developer Respawn Entertainment.   Apex Legends took the market by storm on its launch in February, but only 2 months later its longevity is stil.....
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......
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.  .....
Assessment of the Top Selling Video Games of the First Half of 2018

Assessment of the Top Selling Video Games of the First Half of 2018

The first half of 2018 is in the record books and it is time to assess where we are at.  We can say right off the bat it was a fairly strong first half.  Of course, most industry sales are done in the second half of the year, so it is hard to say whether that will translate into a solid second half.  This article is our examination of the top video games of the first half of 2018.  Our next article will provide our predictions for the second half of the year. Of course, when talkin.....

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 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. .....