All Posts Tagged With: "ATVI"

(TTWO) Video Game Sales Plunge in April

Video game retail sales plunged in Apr 2013. According to market research firm NPD, sales decreased 25.0% to $495.2 million from $630.0 million reported in Apr 2012. However, sales in dollar terms were almost half from $992.5 million reported in March and declined massively from $810.0 million reported...

1Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ATVI) Will Activision’s Earnings Miss Estimate?

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is set to report first quarter 2013 results on May 8. Activision reported fourth quarter earnings of 75 cents, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6 cents. Let’s see how things...

17May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAPL) Electronic Arts’ SimCity to be Released for Mac

Electronic Arts (EA) is set to release the Mac version of its popular game SimCity on Jun 11. The game will be available through retail outlets and Origin (EA’s direct-to-consumer digital download service). The PC...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard’s Skylanders Sets Record

Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) publishing division recently announced that according to data available from market research firm NPD group, the Skylanders franchise has crossed the coveted $500 million milestone...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ATVI) Electronic Arts Unveils New Packs for The Sims 3

Video game developer and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) recently unveiled expansion and stuff packs for The Sims 3 franchise, scheduled to release in 2013 on PCs. The Sims 3 70s, 80s & 90s stuff...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MANU) (USA) Stock Market News for August 13, 2012 – Market News

Friday marked another session of paltry gains for the markets where volumes reached significantly low levels. In the absence of any major headlines, benchmarks traded in the red throughout the session, eking out gains only during the closing moments. Even the IPO of English football major Manchester...

14Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Electronic Arts Unveils Need For Speed Bonus Packs

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) recently unveiled a new limited edition of its upcoming racing game Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Players pre-ordering the game will be eligible for a free upgrade to the limited edition. The...

17Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(SAP) Comprehensive Guide To Software ETF Investing – ETF News And Commentary

The health of the global economy, especially in developed markets, is largely dependent on technology, which is driven by innovation and expertise. The tech industry is the cluster of software and services, technology hardware and equipment, and semiconductors and semiconductor equipment. Currently,...

4Jun2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ATVI) Gloomy Year for Video Games

Robust holiday sales were always expected to lift domestic video game sales, but it could only improve performance on a sequential basis. U.S. video game sales were up 36% sequentially in the month of December, as new versions of some famous franchises and positive consumer spending joined hands to...

13Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Video Games Out of Summer Slump

Buoyed by the pre-holiday season rush and strong sales performance of the newly released games, the video games industry recorded growth in the month of November 2011. According to the NPD Group, the video games industry logged revenues of $2.93 billion in November, significantly higher than the $1.05...

15Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard Unveils Two New Games

As competition heats up in the pre-holiday season sales, video game publisher, Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) recently came out with two new adventure games back-to-back, namely Survival: Shadows of Katmai in partnership...

6Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard to Unravel Bond 007

From November 1, 2011, ‘espionage’ is set to be redefined when Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) releases its latest James Bond game GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Double ‘O’ Edition....

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts Set to Revive Syndicate

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts Inc (ERTS), popularly known as EA, recently unveiled the first-person shooter franchisee Syndicate. This is a remake of the original game by Bullfrog productions,...

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Video Game Sales Slips in August

The video game industry continued its dismal sales performance, reporting disappointing numbers in the month of August. According to market research firm, The NPD Group, U.S. video game retail sales declined for the fourth consecutive month to $669.9 billion in August 2011, down 23.0% year over year. Although...

11Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts Announces Star-Studded Cover for FIFA12

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS), better known as EA, announced that EA Sports’ latest soccer game FIFA Soccer 12 will hit retail stores on September 27, 2011. EA also...

15Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Gaming Industry Outlook is Murkier

Amid the economic turmoil that has shrouded the U.S. for the last couple of weeks, the gaming industry seems to be the latest victim as figures released by The NPD Group, a market research firm,  reported that the gaming industry has shrunk 26.0% in July from the comparable-previous year. It was...

14Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts Unveils Battlefield 3 Editions

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts (ERTS) better known as EA, announced the launch of two editions of its highly anticipated Battlefield 3 and some unique pre-order items at participating retailers in North...

7Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard Beats The Street – Raises Outlook

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s (ATVI) robust fiscal second quarter 2011 results surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both the top and bottom lines. Activision earned 9 cents per share (including stock based compensation but excluding...

4Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts Offers Harry Potter Magic

The new Harry Potter film may be the last from the series that you will catch on screen, but Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have ensured that the magic may still be experienced on your gaming...

14Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts to Ship New Adventure Pack

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS), better known as EA, announced that its new adventure game The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles will be available in stores from August 2011. Developed...

11Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts to Launch Burnout CRASH

Electronic Arts Inc.(ERTS), popularly known as EA, in association with Criterion Games, has come up with Burnout CRASH, the latest offering from the Burnout series. The game is expected to hit the markets in the...

8Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SNE) Video Game Spending Outlook 2011

Market research firm Gartner recently reported that the video game industry is poised for strong growth in 2011. The market research firm expects the video game industry to grow 10.4% to $74.4 billion from the 2010 level of $67.0 billion. Gartner estimates that software spending in 2011 will...

8Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(TTWO) Court Ruling Boosts Gaming Industry

The gaming industry heaved a sigh of relief after the U.S Supreme Court turned down a California law that prevented minors (below 18 years of age) from buying violent videogames, referring to the ban as an unconstitutional infringement on speech rights. Publishers were relieved as this favorable...

30Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard Entices Hunters

Activision Blizzard Inc.(ATVI) and Cabela, the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise, joined forces for Big Game Hunter 2012, a modern and state-of-the-art hunting...

28Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard to Release Annihilation

Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI), a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, announced a new content pack of Call of Duty: Black Ops that will release on June 28, 2011. The...

17Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard Launches War of Transformers

Even before the release of the film, Transformers’ fans can play Activision Blizzard Inc.’s (ATVI) Transformers: Dark of the Moon and experience the thrilling battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS. The game...

16Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(TTWO) Video Gaming Industry Shrinks in May

Just a month after posting robust sales in April 2011, the video games industry fell off the cliff to a new low since October 2006, in May. According to market research company, The NPD Group, US retail sales of the video game industry shrank 14% in May 2011 from the comparable previous year to $743.1...

15Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard Beats Expectations – Raises 2011 Outlook

Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) reported robust fiscal first quarter 2011 results that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both the top and bottom lines. Activision earned 12 cents per share (including stock-based compensation...

11May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AEP) Stock Market News for May 11, 2011 – Market News

International and domestic affairs combined to add strength to the markets at the fag-end of the earnings season. Benchmarks enjoyed their stay in the green for the third consecutive trading day, driven by strong gains in utilities, Microsoft’s plans to buy Skype, domestic economic data and China’s...

11May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ERTS) Electronic Arts Earnings Beats The Street Marginally

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts (ERTS) reported fourth quarter 2011 results, which inched past the Zacks Consensus. The better-than-expected results were driven by strong top-line growth in the quarter. Operating...

8May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued