Posts Tagged "Wii"

Will the Wii 2 Appear at E3?

Will the Wii 2 Appear at E3?

Retail workers speak of “Christmas Creep,” a phenomenon that sees ads make mention of the holiday buying season as early as July. Games writers have their own variation: “E3 Creep.” We’re in February’s deep freeze, but we started buzzing about annual industry gala E3 2011 a long time ago. The volume on said buzz recently rose a bit after IndustryGamers posed a question: Will Nintendo reveal anything about the inevitable...

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Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

In the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg, entitled “Video Game Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?” we take a closer look at the state of the modern games industry. Exploring the shifting balance of power following in the wake of new business models, gaming devices and online technologies, the new documentary film also examines whether there’s a place for independent developers in today’s increasingly cutthroat business world. In...

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Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Kinect’s runaway success over the holiday season has helped Microsoft vault into record revenue for its second fiscal quarter (the three-month period ending on December 31, 2010). Eight million Kinects were sold within the hands-free controller’s first 60 days of life. Sony didn’t do too bad either with over 4 million PlayStation Move systems sold as well. What do all these numbers translate into? Undeniable proof that people love motion-based...

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Has Nintendo Blown Its Chance for Wii 2?

Has Nintendo Blown Its Chance for Wii 2?

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter smells doom and gloom in Nintendo’s future. Pachter says that Nintendo has “completely blown” its opportunity to introduce a Wii 2 while the market for a successor was still hot. “With as much respect for Nintendo management as I can muster, I think Nintendo’s completely blown it with their second generation Wii strategy,” Pachter told IndustryGamers.com at Nintendo’s mid-January...

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What Today’s Top Games Reveal About Us

What Today’s Top Games Reveal About Us

Earlier this month, the UKIE–that’s The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment–published charts of the best-selling video games of 2010. Obviously, the tastes of UK audiences are going to differ slightly from those of an American audience (or a Canadian audience, as Canada slumps between the two cultures like a bastard child). But by using these numbers, we can make some generalized observations about the state of the industry in...

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