Matt Matthews's Blog
Gamasutra's regular NPD analyst and chart decipherer, Matt Matthews writes about the business of videogames -- this blog contains his personal opinions on the state of the market.
UK software sales for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 should surpass the Wii U's total sales within a couple of months, if their launches are any indication.
The release of GTA5 shifted the UK retail software market from down 18% to up 2%. One picture shows it all. Also, a YTD platform breakdown of sales.
Sales data from around the world shows not only the top-selling retail titles, but also the relative strength of each region.
Looking at the latest UK sales figures, the Xbox 360 dominates while the Vita and Wii U struggle for relevancy.
Will the Wii remote drive consumers to future Nintendo consoles as competitors strive to establish their own natural motion controllers?
Linear modeling is fun and easy -- but also of limited value for extensive extrapolation.
Matt Matthews's Comments
[News - 11/18/2013 - 01:02]
[News - 08/20/2013 - 03:15]
While I 'd like to ...
While I 'd like to think that Nintendo could consider a Wii U price drop, I don 't see that happening so soon nor in response to the PSV price cut. I think they 're still struggling to get rid of the initial stock which probably already cost them more ...
[News - 08/05/2013 - 03:57]
It isn 't my console-centricity, ...
It isn 't my console-centricity, it 's what Take-Two said: r n r n Add-on content for Borderlands 2, including its season pass, was the single-largest contributor to our first quarter results. r n r n Our biggest contributor revenue was downloadable add-on content for Borderlands 2, and we think ...
[Blog - 07/25/2013 - 06:21]
[News - 07/18/2013 - 06:30]
EA now has no interest ...
EA now has no interest in traditional handheld gaming, i.e PSP, PSV, NDS, or 3DS. Mobile has taken over providing as much revenue as those traditional platforms historically provided for EA. That 's all.
[News - 07/10/2013 - 02:30]
There were lots of third ...
There were lots of third party complaints about the Wii. I presume you were here for that, but you can go look up The Conduit, Reggie 's defense of their third party sales, the Rock Band delay, and on and on. This isn 't such a concern now -- it ...