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Hard Times for PC - Segment Will Grow Slower Than Console Market in 2022

Adrian Werner, 06 May 2022, 13:30

This year, video game market revenues are expected to exceed $200 billion for the first time. The console segment will grow the fastest.

PlayStation Doomed? Analyst Predicts Collapse

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 March 2022, 15:34

According to Michael Pachter, PlayStation is doomed to fail. The analyst predicts the demise of the brand within 10 years.

We Have Universal Shortages, and PC Market Recorded Massive Growth in 2021

Nicek, 31 January 2022, 12:09

The PC market recorded a significant growth in the previous year. Much of this is due to the pandemic and the growing demand for electronic equipment.

In Five Years, 90% of Games Will be Play-to-earn, Says Reddit Co-founder

Miriam Moszczynska, 21 January 2022, 14:24

If the vision of making money while playing games sounds like a dream to you, you'll have to wait another five years for it to come true. At least that's what one of Reddit's founders, Alexis Ohanian, thinks.

PC Market in Good Condition in 2021; Largest Shipments in Nearly a Decade

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2022, 14:01

Gamers may have a problem with hardware shortages, but apparently not through the fault of manufacturers. After all, according to analysts, 2021 was a 'watershed' year for the PC market.

Head of Intel Claims Electronic Component Crisis Will Last at Least Until 2023

Dawid Wanat, 21 December 2021, 17:26

Head of Intel Pat Gelsinger repeats his speculation about chip shortages being expected to last until 2023. AMD's boss is more optimistic on the issue and says improvements will come as early as next year.

Cyberpunk 2077 Still Sells Worse Than Expected

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 December 2021, 11:02

Cyberpunk 2077 has begun to regain the trust of gamers, but the game's sales are still lagging behind the initial, overly optimistic predictions.

2022 Will Bring More Game Delays and Hardware Shortages

Adrian Werner, 09 December 2021, 14:00

Analysts predict that in 2022, the pandemic will continue to cause major delays in game development and further trouble with hardware availability.

DRAM Prices May Drop This Year

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 September 2021, 17:10

DRAM manufacturers may have their best days behind them. TrendForce forecasts drops in memory prices, including that used in PC components.

Epic Games Store Won't Turn a Profit Until 2027 at the Earliest

Paul Musiolik, 07 August 2021, 20:51

Epic Games lost nearly $500 million on its store. The court dispute with Apple brings new information on the scale of the financial flop that is EGS so far.

Microsoft's CEO: Orwell's 1984 May Come True as Soon as 2024

Angelika Kaldus, 28 May 2021, 13:51

According to the president of Microsoft, the reality of George Orwell's 1984 may come true in just a few years, at least in terms of AI development.

Video Game Industry Will See a Dip in 2021, Newzoo's Report Claims

Angelika Kaldus, 17 May 2021, 18:18

Newzoo claims that the video game market will see a decline in revenue compared to last year. Reasons for such assumptions include Apple's policies and the universal deficit of chips.

DDR4 RAM Prices to Increase Even Further, Followed by GPU Memory Prices

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 April 2021, 15:55

GPUs have probably never been this expensive. Could it get any worse? Absolutely. Expected price increases for DRAM modules may be higher than expected, making DDR4 and DDR3 RAM more expensive as well.

Resident Evil Village Devs Plan to Sell 10 Million Copies

Adrian Werner, 30 March 2021, 13:12

The developers of Resident Evil Village announced that their goal is to sell 10 million copies of the game. In addition, the team revealed that the game will include the mechanics of constructing barricades with the help of furniture.

Gamers Lose Interest in Cyberpunk 2077; Predicted Sales Below Expectations

Paul Musiolik, 21 March 2021, 21:05

Data analytics firm M Science predicts that Cyberpunk 2077 sales will reach around 500,000 digital copies this quarter, which is well below the average in the AAA segment.

Lootboxes to Become Increasingly Profitable Despite Regulations

Adrian Werner, 10 March 2021, 12:28

According to analysts, lootbox revenue is expected to grow every year until it reaches $20 billion per year in 2025. However, this development will not continue indefinitely.

Bitcoin Will Reach the Million Dollar Mark?

Bartlomiej Sagan, 19 January 2021, 19:02

Apart from the pandemic, the year 2020 has also brought another boom for cryptocurrencies. According to an expert, the most popular one among them, bitcoin, may reach a value of up to a million dollars a piece within a few years.

Analysts: SSD Prices Will Drop Later This Year

Paul Musiolik, 18 October 2020, 22:54

If TrendForce's analyses come true, SSDs and RAM will get cheaper this year. Further drops are expected to come early next year.

Flight Simulator Will be a Golden Egg-laying Goose for Hardware Companies

Agnes Adamus, 21 August 2020, 22:09

Microsoft Flight Simulator may turn out to be a golden egg-laying goose, not only for its creators but also for PC hardware manufacturers. According to analysts from Jon Peddie Research, in the next three years the game will bring 2.6 billion profits from hardware sales.

Nvidia's CEO: Second Half of 2020 to be the Best Gaming Period Ever

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 August 2020, 20:32

The year 2020 did not start well. The pandemic made life difficult for most of us. However, it seems that the second half of the year will be very good for gamers. Or at least that's is what Jen-Hsun Huang, the head of Nvidia, says.

Prices of SSDs and RAM May Drop Soon

Bart Swiatek, 18 August 2020, 11:48

The DRAMeXchange website reports that we may soon see a significant drop in prices of RAM and SSDs. The reason for this is that many companies' warehouses are still stocked and the production of new chipsets is more efficient than expected.

PlayStation Will Best Xbox Once Again, Experts Say

Dameredet, 08 August 2020, 22:14

DFC Intelligence has published the result of its research on upcoming consoles. Xbox has reasons to worry.

PS5 Will Overtake PS4 Within 5 Years, Claims Sony

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 28 July 2020, 13:27

Within five years, PS5 is expected to sell more units than PS4 over its entire life cycle.

Pandemic Helps Video Game Industry; Record Results in the US

Karol Laska, 18 July 2020, 18:08

2020 promises to be the most profitable year for the video game industry in the last decade. The reason for this may be the home isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic Drives the Market; PC Master Race Grows in Strength

Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 17:55

According to Jon Peddie Research analysts, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has led to a large increase in interest in computer hardware. Sales of all kinds of components are growing dynamically, as is the number of PC players. By the end of the year, the PC components market may be worth nearly $40 billion.

PS5 / XSX Games May be More Expensive; Large Publishers Consider Price Increases

Bart Swiatek, 03 July 2020, 13:38

2K intends to sell NBA 2K21 on PS5 / XSX for $10 more than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Analysts from IDG Consulting report that other publishers are also considering increasing prices of next-gen console games.

Microtransactions Dominate; Game Sales Revenue Becomes Secondary

Adrian Werner, 26 June 2020, 13:30

According to Newzoo analysts, this year as much as 74% of the industry's revenue will come from microransactions. The sales of premium games will provide only 21%.

Analysts: PS5 Sales Will be Much Better Than Those of Xbox Series X

Bart Swiatek, 15 June 2020, 12:59

Ampere Analysis prepared a report, according to which the PS5 will sell much better than Xbox Series X. In their opinion, Sony will sell 66 million units of its new console, while Microsoft's device will only reach 37 million players. The reason for PlayStation 5's victory in the battle for the ninth generation is... the current dominance of the PS4.

Hideo Kojima: Death Stranding's Success Funded Next Game

Czarus, 30 May 2020, 19:54

In a recently published interview for Livedoor, Hideo Kojima confirmed the success of Death Stranding. He also mentioned ongoing work on the next production and presented his vision of the future of the industry. In his opinion, traditional AAA titles will be replaced by cheaper live-service games.

Gaming Industry With Significant Growth in 2020

Michael Kulakowski, 12 May 2020, 19:31

According to forecasts for 2020, the pandemic will not prevent large increases in value of the video game industry, which is to generate revenues of nearly $160 billion in that period. The mobile market is expected to grow the most this year, which will largely contribute to the global number of active players exceeding 2.7 billion.

RAM and SSD Prices May Spike

Laty, 04 February 2020, 16:14

Many PC component price analysts have expressed their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China. After all, many large companies have their branches in that region of the world, and the virus could hit production and consumer demand.

GPU Prices May Rise Because of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Adrian Werner, 29 December 2019, 17:59

According to analysts, graphics card prices may increase next year. One reason for this will be the increased demand for GDDR6 memory due to the launch of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

CP 2077 Will Break the Bank? CD Project RED High on Bloomberg's List

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 October 2019, 13:47

Bloomberg Agency has published a ranking of companies worthy of investors' attention in 2020. The biggest winner was CD Projekt RED. Analysts predict that in the release year alone, the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 may reach 20 million copies.

Cyberpunk 2077 Sales to Exceed Witcher 3? Record Pre-orders

Bart Swiatek, 30 August 2019, 11:52

Internet user Benji-Sales - related to numerous leaks from the gaming industry - suggests that Cyberpunk 2077's sales could break several records. According to his information, the number of pre-orders for the new title of the Polish studio is much higher than in the case of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Analysts Predict Drop in RAM Prices by up to 40%

Barth Faryna, 24 July 2019, 15:58

RAM prices have recently reached a really low level. Not so long ago, we paid almost double the current amounts for a single module. Experts report that this is only the beginning and RAM will be extremely cheap this year.

Hideo Kojima on Future of Video Games and Streaming Platforms

Paul Wozniak, 21 July 2019, 13:43

At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, Hideo Kojima spoke about the future of games and streaming platforms. Box arts of Death Stranding, Kojima's upcoming project, have also been revealed.

Bitcoin Gains After Announcement of Libra Cryptocurrency

Bart Swiatek, 24 June 2019, 11:16

The cryptocurrency Libra, recently announced by Facebook, has contributed to a significant increase in the value of Bitcoin. The co-founder of this social networking site, Chris Hughes, is afraid of the future sketched by the new project from Mark Zuckerberg's company.

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.

Take-Two Wants to Speed Up Game Development by Limiting Launch Content

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2019, 16:44

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said in an interview for GamesIndustry.biz that games will be slightly smaller in the future. The development time is also to be shortened. In return, we will receive more post-release content.

PC Sales of HDD Will Halve This Year

Krooox, 07 May 2019, 09:33

Are hard disc drives becoming a thing of the past? According to Nidec's report, the downward trend is accelerating especially on the PC market, but there are still places where HDD still dominates over SSD.

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.

Analyst: Cyberpunk 2077 Potentially the Most Profitable Game Ever

Agnes Adamus, 16 April 2019, 13:22

Cyberpunk 2077 stirs up huge emotions among the players. The production has established itself as the most anticipated game of recent times. Analyst Neil Campling shares this opinion, and says the game could become the most profitable production ever.

Tim Sweeney: Prices in Epic Game Store Will Drop

Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2019, 17:19

In a recent interview for Ars Technica, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney shared his thoughts on the PC video game market. He believes that Epic Games Store may help reduce prices.

CPU Prices Will Hold Due to Intel's Problems

Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2019, 15:06

According to a report by Digitimes, Q2 2019 will not see any improvement in terms of Intel CPU availability. Supply problems may affect not only the popular i5 series but also i3 models.

RAM Prices Drop 30% Across Last 3 Months

Bart Swiatek, 06 March 2019, 13:41

Experts at DRAMeXchange have prepared a report, in which they present the current situation on the RAM market. The memory prices are now sharply dropping, losing as much as 30% in the last three months.

This Year's Call of Duty Will Include Solo Campaign

Adrian Werner, 13 February 2019, 14:59

One of Activision's executives confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty installment will feature a story campaign. What's interesting, the publisher is expecting worse sale results that in the case of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Sony's Shawn Layden Prophesizes a "Post-Console World"

Bart Swiatek, 13 February 2019, 00:02

In a recent interview, Shawn Layden, the chairman of Sony Interactive Worldwide Studios, has presented his vision of the future for the industry and video gaming as such.

EA Expects Anthem to Sell 5-6 Million Copies before April

Bart Swiatek, 06 February 2019, 15:35

Electronic Arts expects to sell 5-6 million copies of Anthem within the next 6 weeks.

Good times for PC players – RAM will become cheaper

ElMundo, 04 January 2019, 13:52

After years of rising prices, everything indicates that things are coming back to normal – we can expect further reductions in RAM modules this year.

Analysts: No Next Gen in 2019

Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2019, 18:42

The gamesindustry.biz prepared an interesting compilation presenting predictions of well-known analysts for 2019. According to them, the next generation is not to be expected in the next 12 months, but a lot will happen anyway.