Battlefield 1 Crushes DICE’s Past Titles

Battlefield 1 Crushes DICE’s Past Titles

It is no secret that console retail game sales have struggled in 2016. The obvious question is can the fourth quarter reverse this trend or is this part of a systemic decline in the overall console market? Battlefield 1 is a big test this holiday season. .....

PC Game Market Presentation

Earlier this month DFC Intelligence founder and CEO David Cole presented findings from the research firm’s latest report titled, PC Game Market: Asia, North America, Europe. Available here are the slides Cole used during the prese.....
Pokémon GO Takes Off

Pokémon GO Takes Off

JULY 11, 2016 • Since its release on July 6, Pokémon GO has become a mobile sensation, with some reports saying the smartphone game is near Twitter in the number of daily active users it draws on Android devices. Niantic, Inc., the software company that co-developed Pokémon GO with The Pokémon Company, reported so many people were playing the game in the days after the title was released in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand that Niantic’s servers were.....

Old School Capcom Beats Forecast

Packaged goods, primarily console revenue, boosted Capcom Co., Ltd. significantly beyond forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31. A year ago the company projected that it would sell 6 million packaged units during the 12-month period and ended up selling 8.9 million units. .....

Video Game Industry Market Leaders

The game industry is obsessed with lists of what is the biggest and the best. In most cases the focus is on the games themselves and the companies that develop and publish those games. Of course, this is because these are the rock stars of the industry who are most familiar to the general consumer. However, a new report from DFC, .....

PlayStation 4 Pulls Ahead

JAN. 25, 2016 • On January 5, Sony Computer Ent Inc. (SCEI) announced that cumulative PlayStation 4 hardware sales reached 35.9 million units worldwide as of the first of 2016. This number was remarkably close to the 36 million units DFC Intelligence forecasted for the PS4 in in our early 2015 .....

Amazon & Electronic Arts Discount Plans

JAN. 18, 2016 • Both Amazon.com, Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. have put in place new discount plans on game title sales. Subscribers to the $99 annual Amazon Prime program now get a 20% discount on all physical game pre-order sales, plus 20% off on all titles purchased within two weeks a.....

Beta Draws 9 Million Battlefront Users

OCT. 14, 2015 • Electronic Arts’ DICE studio reports that Star Wars Battlefront users reached 9 million people who had signed on and played during the beta of the game that ended this week. Announcing the milestone in a blog post was DICE senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdotti.....