Call of Duty and The Outer Worlds Dominate US Sales - NPD report
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 November 2019, 21:07
The NPD analytical group published a report on the American gaming market in October. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds had an outstanding launch, and the shooter from Activision is already the best-selling production of 2019.
Call of Duty: Mobile Still Beats Popularity Records
Paul Wozniak, 11 November 2019, 22:28
The first month after the launch of Call of Duty: Mobile was a great success. The title was downloaded 148 million times. Thus, the game easily outperformed the results of such mobile shooters as Fortnite or PUBG.
Activision Blizzard and Take 2 Report - Digital Distribution Dominates
Paul Wozniak, 08 November 2019, 23:15
The financial results for the previous quarter of Take-Two Interactive and Activision Blizzard clearly show that digital distribution and microtransactions prevail nowadays. Both companies enjoyed good earnings during this period.
GTA 5 and RDR2 Still in Shape; Millions More Copies Sold
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 November 2019, 21:49
Take-Two Interactive disclosed its financial results for the period from July to September 2019. The publisher has had a very successful quarter, thanks to the outstanding sales of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Fortnite Loses Steam; Revenues From Microtransactions in Decline
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 November 2019, 12:21
SuperData has published a report on in-game spending for this year. Fortnite remains among the best earners, but the champion (and several other titles) is doing worse than in previous years.
iPhone Sales Dropping, but Apple has Reasons to be Satisfied
Konrad Serafinski, 31 October 2019, 14:43
Apple boasted its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019. The company recorded a record-breaking revenue despite the fact that iPhone sales continue to drop. Services and iPads are on the rise.
Star Wars: The Old Republic With Almost Billion Dollars in Revenue
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 October 2019, 12:22
Electronic Arts has boasted the revenues of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The MMORPG set in the world of Star Wars has already earned almost a billion dollars.
CoD: Modern Warfare Becomes Best-selling Game of 2019
Adrian Werner, 30 October 2019, 21:02
Activision has reasons to be satisfied. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare did better than several previous installments and has already become the biggest bestseller of the year in the premium category.
PS4 Becomes Second Best-selling Console Ever; Sony is Disappointed
Bebop, 30 October 2019, 14:25
Sony revealed a financial report, according to which PS4 became the second best-selling home console in history. PS2 is still in the first place. The Japanese company expected better results.
GreedFall and A Plague Tale Innocence With Very Good Results
Adrian Werner, 25 October 2019, 12:30
Focus Home Interactive boasted of its good financial results. Success was achieved mainly thanks to the successful launches of A Plague Tale: Innocence and GreedFall.
The Division 2 and Breakpoint Flop; Ubisoft Delays New Games
Paul Wozniak, 25 October 2019, 00:19
At a closed press conference, Ubisoft informed about the delay of the upcoming AAA titles, including Watch Dogs Legion. The reasons for this are the unsatisfactory sales results of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and the reduction of financial targets for this year.
Xbox One Consoles are Earning Less and Less Money for Microsoft
Adrian Werner, 24 October 2019, 12:35
Microsoft's financial report contained information about a significant drop in revenues from the gaming division. The decreasing interest in the company's hardware is responsible for this, but games and services are doing well.
Tinder Earns More Than YouTube and Netflix
Laty, 11 October 2019, 20:22
Tinder, a dating app that enables you to meet new people without leaving your home, has been promoted to the name of the most profitable application on iOS and Android. Giants like Netflix and YouTube were left behind.
PUBG Mobile - the Most Profitable Mobile Game of Q3 2019
Paul Wozniak, 11 October 2019, 20:16
SensorTower published information on mobile game revenues in the third quarter of this year. The game market for mobile devices has grown compared to the previous year, and the players are increasingly willing to spend money on improvements or cosmetic items.
Global Revenues From Digital Distribution; Pokemon GO With The Best Month Since Launch
Michael Kulakowski, 22 September 2019, 22:22
The latest report of SuperData group brings information on global revenues generated by digital distribution in August, this year on all hardware platforms. The most successful mobile game was Pokemon GO, which had the most profitable month since its launch in 2016.
Minecraft is Second Biggest Hit of August in the USA
Adrian Werner, 14 September 2019, 21:55
According to the NPD group's ranking, in August the US market was conquered by Madden NFL 20 and Minecraft. The strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall also made a very successful debut. On the other hand, Nintendo Switch was the best among consoles.
No More Robots CEO: Indie Games on PC get Cheaper and Sales are Falling
Christian Pieniazek, 10 September 2019, 23:19
Independent titles are selling worse and worse on PC and are getting cheaper, which makes them earn less and less. This is what Mike Rose, No More Robots' CEO, said in his analysis. He sees a chance for improvement in this situation in the „right” pricing of games, among other things.
The Witcher 3 Sales Better Than Last Year
Adrian Werner, 30 August 2019, 12:14
CD Projekt is proud to have sold more copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first six months of this year than in the first half of 2018.
Roblox Revenues Rising; New Features on the Way
Christian Pieniazek, 13 August 2019, 21:04
The devs of Roblox announced the introduction of a number of novelties to their game to improve the work of home-grown designers. We're talking about improved lighting, new terraing textures and moving Roblox Studio app to the cloud.
Activision Blizzard Plans New IPs and Remasters
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 August 2019, 21:40
Activision Blizzard has published its financial statements for the second quarter of 2019. The company also took the opportunity to reveal that it is working not only on the return of the next iconic series, but also on completely new projects.
Microtransactions in Black Ops 4 More Profitable Than in CoD: WWII
Bart Swiatek, 09 August 2019, 15:05
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 microtransaction system generates noticeably higher revenues than the one featured in CoD: WWII. The latest installment of the series is also more popular and attracts players for much longer.
Great Results of Take-Two Interactive
Adrian Werner, 06 August 2019, 19:21
The financial report of Take-Two Interactive for the previous quarter has been published. The publisher achieved impressive revenues, which is mainly due to microtransactions in Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
Games as Services and Digital Sales are the Source of EA's Success
Adrian Werner, 31 July 2019, 16:25
Electronic Arts is increasingly relying on digital sources of revenue. In the last quarter, the share of box sales amounted to less than 14%. We also found out how many gamers play Apex Legends every week.
The Sims 4 Add-ons are Gaining Popularity
Bart Swiatek, 31 July 2019, 15:57
In the last quarter the player base of The Sims 4 has increased by 7 million people. Expansions for the aforementioned game were also downloaded much more frequently. The latest expansion, Island Living, is one of the most popular DLCs since the release of the game.
Almost Half of Nintendo Switch Owners Bought Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Adrian Werner, 30 July 2019, 17:18
Nintendo has released its financial statements for the past quarter. We also got to know the biggest bestsellers on Nintendo Switch. At the top of this list was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
100 Million Copies of PS4 Sold; Sony Breaks a Record
Konrad Serafinski, 30 July 2019, 14:36
Sony has presented its latest financial report. The company has sold a total of 100 million PlayStation 4 units, making the PS4 the fastest console ever to reach this goal.
Facebook in Q2 2019 - Penalties, Scandals and Money Keep Piling up
Bart Swiatek, 25 July 2019, 16:34
It seems that image problems and scandals do not particularly harm Facebook. The company presented a report on its financial results in the second quarter of 2019. The company generated nearly $16.9 billion in revenues - 28% more than a year ago. This is one of the best results in recent years.
Growth of Digital Games Distribution; Great Form of Rainbow Six Siege
Christian Pieniazek, 24 July 2019, 00:51
The latest report of the SuperData group brings interesting info on digital distribution condition. It shows that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is still doing great despite being almost four years old and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled had a great start.
Xbox Sales in Decline - Microsoft's Financial Report
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 July 2019, 21:20
The Xbox One console is selling worse and worse. This is what Microsoft's latest financial report says. Nevertheless, the company cannot complain about profits earned in the previous fiscal year.
Netflix Loses Customers in the US; Expansion Slows Down
Bart Swiatek, 18 July 2019, 16:08
In the past quarter Netflix lost 130,000 subscribers in the USA. The number of customers in other markets is also lower than expected - instead of the forecasted 4.7 million, only 2.8 million people were attracted to the platform.
Ubisoft Earns More on PC Than on PS4
Adrian Werner, 18 July 2019, 11:39
Ubisoft has published a report with its financial results. In the last quarter, PC games had the largest share in the publisher's revenues. In addition, The Division 2 is the biggest bestseller of the year.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite Debut Good but Not as Good as Pokemon GO
Adrian Werner, 23 June 2019, 00:04
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's debut was a great success, but the results of the game are very different from those achieved by Pokemon GO, the previous production from studio Niantic.
In 2019, Gaming Market May be Worth Much More Than in 2018
Conrad Hazi, 20 June 2019, 16:49
According to a report prepared by Newzoo, the global gaming market will generate $152.1 billion in revenue in 2019, which will translate into an increase of 9.6% compared to 2018. The largest piece of this „cake” still remains the mobile gaming sector.
CD Projekt Becomes Poland's Eight Biggest Company After the E3
Bart Swiatek, 10 June 2019, 16:47
After announcing the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 during yesterday's Microsoft conference on E3, the price of CD Projekt shares rose to a record high of PLN 233, although it dropped slightly later. At the highest, the company was the eighth largest company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Metro Exodus a Hit, but Mainly on Consoles
Adrian Werner, 23 May 2019, 12:35
THQ Nordic reported that Metro Exodus sells well, but mainly on consoles. High revenue comes almost entirely from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. No comment was offered on the results of the PC edition.
Metro Exodus Boasts Best Launch in THQ Nordic's History
Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 15:15
THQ Nordic presented its results for the financial year 2018-2019. The publisher is pleased with the success of Metro Exodus, which has been recognized as the best launch in the history of the company.
Mortal Kombat 11 Scores Best Digital Debut in Series' History
Adrian Werner, 22 May 2019, 14:06
Thanks to the SuperData report, we learned that Mortal Kombat 11 found 1.8 million buyers in digital distribution. This is over four times more than Mortal Kombat X.
Green Hell Successful, Release Date Inbound
Bart Swiatek, 21 May 2019, 21:24
Creepy Jar has released its annual financial report, from which we learned the sales of its survival game Green Hell. The Early Access title attracted nearly 180,000 buyers.
Red Dead Online More Successful Than GTA Online?
Bart Swiatek, 14 May 2019, 18:10
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, announced during an investor call that Red Dead Online is doing better than GTA Online at the same point in time after the premiere.
Gathering Storm is the Most Profitable Civilization Expansion Ever
Adrian Werner, 14 May 2019, 16:53
Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm was a great success. The publisher informed that the production was the most financially successful of all expansions to this series.
GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 Keep Selling Like Hot Cakes
Konrad Serafinski, 14 May 2019, 11:13
Take-Two Interactive boasted its financial results for the previous fiscal year. We know from the report that GTA V sold over 110 million units. The results of Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K19 also look great.
Great Sales of NieR Automata, Square Enix Invests in New IPs
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 May 2019, 21:26
Square Enix boasted the sales results of its games in the past fiscal year. NieR: Automata, which has sold in more than 4 million copies, did a great job. In addition, the publisher announced investments in new IPs and game announcements at the E3 2019 trade fair.
Predicted Sales of Jedi Fallen Order and Other Facts From EA Report
Adrian Werner, 08 May 2019, 11:46
Electronic Arts has released a financial report. There was a lot of interesting information about the predicted sales of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and new games from the Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies series. The publisher is also increasingly focusing on free-to-play and digital distribution.
Resident Evil 2 Sales Above & Beyond Capcom's Expectations
Christian Pieniazek, 08 May 2019, 09:20
Capcom shared its financial report for the fiscal year 2018/2019, which shows that although its success was mainly driven by the release of Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, other titles from its portfolio also contributed to the result.
China Has More Than 312 Million PC Players
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:27
According to a report by Niko Partners, the number of active PC players will continue to grow in China in the coming years. At the moment, 312 million people are playing on personal computers in the Middle Kingdom, bringing the industry more than $15 billion in revenue annually. Most of this money comes from online multiplayer games.
Excellent Debut of UBOAT
Adrian Werner, 04 May 2019, 10:41
After the release on Steam's Early Access service, UBOAT simulator turned out to be very successful. Production and marketing costs broke even one hour after the release.
Call of Duty Sales Exceeded 300 Million - 76% of Activision Blizzard's Revenue is Digital Distribution
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 May 2019, 11:30
Activision Blizzard has released its financial report for the period from January to March 2019. The company boasted about selling over 300 million copies of Call of Duty games as well as achieving huge revenues from digital distribution, including microtransactions.
AMD Confirms Premiere of Navi In the Third Quarter of 2019
Konrad Serafinski, 01 May 2019, 12:12
AMD has announced that the premiere of Navi cards will take place in the third quarter of this year. We can assume that this will happen at the gamescom fair in Cologne, but this information is not confirmed yet.
The Elder Scrolls Blades Earned $1.5 Million
Milosz Szubert, 29 April 2019, 16:35
According to SensorTower, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile version of Bethesda's popular action RPG series, earned $1.5 million in the month since its debut in Early Access. All this despite the microtransaction controversy.
Microsoft's Revenue From Games is Rising, Xbox Sales in Decline
Adrian Werner, 25 April 2019, 15:35
Thanks to Microsoft's financial report, we know that the company's Xbox division is doing very well. However, this is due to the sales of games and services, as the revenue from hardware decreased significantly.