Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 10, 2016
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


'E3 to remember' leaves analysts optimistic about next-gen
'E3 to remember' leaves analysts optimistic about next-gen
June 13, 2013 | By Mike Rose

June 13, 2013 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    13 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3



Analysts have expressed "a renewed confidence in the upcoming [console] cycle" following the various E3 reveals this week, with optimism well and truly on the table.

Doug Creutz at Cowen & Co described this year's E3 as "one of the better in our memory," noting that as long as the proposed software drives the new hardware, "next-gen should do just fine."

Looking to those games which were announced for both current gen and next-gen consoles, he added, "We think gamers will want to play them on the new boxes to take the fullest advantage of next-gen graphics and interactive capabilities."

Colin Sebastian at Baird Research agreed, noting that he is "cautiously optimistic" about the next generation of consoles.

"We continue to believe there is enough pent-up core gamer demand, as well as ancillary benefits of a hardware refresh, to maintain an elevated level of consumer and investor interest in video games," he said -- although he added that Microsoft and Sony "still need to demonstrate a compelling value proposition in order to drive an installed base beyond core gamers."

Both analysts believe that both Sony and Microsoft have the chance to be competitive with their respective consoles, although Creutz had some sobering words for Nintendo.

The analyst says that if the upcoming first-party Wii U titles that Nintendo is betting on (such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World) do not cause a notable acceleration of Wii U hardware sales, "we think Nintendo will face increasingly acute pressure to back away from the hardware business and become a pure IP company."


Related Jobs

Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States
[12.09.16]

Software Engineer - PHP Web Services
Visual Concepts
Visual Concepts — Novato, California, United States
[12.09.16]

Senior Software Engineer, Graphics
Visual Concepts
Visual Concepts — Novato, California, United States
[12.09.16]

Principal Software Engineer - WWE 2K
Lionbridge Technologies
Lionbridge Technologies — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[12.09.16]

Sr. Business Development Director--#2525









Loading Comments

loader image