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Analysis: The Wii U Announcement's Impact On U.S. Wii Sales
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the future of Nintendo's aging Wii, and how the press coverage surrounding Nintendo's Wii U "will have a chilling effect on Wii sales" in the U.S.
06.16.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 8 Number of Comments 
Opinion: Hey Nintendo's Scott Moffitt, Read This
Gamasutra business editor Colin Campbell talks with games industry watchers about what Nintendo's new VP of sales Scott Moffitt needs to do to keep the company exciting, noting "If he's not afraid, he should be."
05.31.11 | News | Colin Campbell | 49 Number of Comments 
'Into The Pixel' Adds 17 Pieces To Game Art Exhibit
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the seventeen pieces of video game concept art that will join its permanent collection this year, it reported Wednesday. The pieces will be shown at E3.
05.24.11 | News | Frank Cifaldi
Analysis: Can Wii Surpass PS2's U.S. Installed Base?
At 35 million units sold in the U.S., can the Wii, with its recent price cut to $150, eventually surpass domestic sales of Sony's venerable PlayStation 2? Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews 05.16.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 13 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, April 2011
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines U.S. retail video game sales during April -- a month that turned 2011 year-to-date growth from negative to positive -- and delves into pricing strategies and other challenges for major consoles.
05.16.11 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
Analysis: A Close Look At Console Pricing Strategies
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews compares the pricing strategies of the last-gen consoles and the current-gen, with overall U.S. hardware spend "nearly doubling" t
05.15.11 | News | Matt Matthews
Analysis: Is the Dance Genre Set For A Fall?
Dance Central and Just Dance have been standout successes of the last year, but is this phenomenal spurt of activity heading for disaster? Gamasutra speaks to Ubisoft’s Tony Key and the analysts...
04.24.11 | News | Colin Campbell | 4 Number of Comments 
Sony Continuing Production Of PSP Go In North America
Sony Computer Entertainment America says the company is "continuing production of PSP Go for North America," contradicting an earlier statement from Sony Japan and reports from Japanese and English retailers.
04.20.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 5 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Are Console Software Sales Keeping Up With Hardware?
As part of his most recent NPD U.S. retail game sales analysis, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at software sales on the three major consoles, and ho
04.19.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 4 Number of Comments 
Sony Confirms PSP Go Production Halted 'To Focus on NGP'
Sony has confirmed that production of the PSP Go handheld has ceased, allowing the company to focus on its Next Generation Portable release, although the PSP-3000 will continue to sell.
04.19.11 | News | Mike Rose
Analysis: Sony's Prospects As a Single-Platform Company In 2011
As part of his most recent NPD analysis, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at Sony's performance so far in 2011, and predicts how the company might far
04.18.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 5 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, March 2011
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes an in-depth look at NPD Group's U.S. hardware and software estimates for the month of March, including thought-provoking analysis comparing the launch of the 3DS to other portable launches.
04.18.11 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 5 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Sizing Up 3DS' U.S. Launch
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews breaks down March NPD retail data to compare the U.S. launch of the 3DS to previous handheld launches, emphasizing that week-one s
04.17.11 | News | Matt Matthews
GameStop Details Europe, U.S. Installed Base For Consoles
New numbers cited by GameStop peg the European install base of video game hardware at about 153 million units -- and unlike in the U.S., the PS3 leads the Xbox 360 with 14.7 million versus 13.7 million units in the region.
03.30.11 | News | Leigh Alexander | 6 Number of Comments 
Analysts: PS3 Passes Xbox 360 Worldwide, Nintendo Successor Within A Year?
Weak overseas performance means the PS3 has passed the Xbox 360 in overall global hardware units, finds Strategy Analytics, which expects Nintendo will launch a Wii successor "in the next 12 months."
03.30.11 | News | Leigh Alexander | 17 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Mobile's Growing Impact On Handheld Gaming Market Price Tags
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the impact of smartphones on the portable gaming market, and how low-priced mobile games have "have turned out to be a threat after all" to traditional handheld game companies.
03.15.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
Analysis: U.S. Software Attach Rates For Xbox 360, PS3 Reveal HD Console Trends
As publishers appear to increase investment in HD consoles, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews delves into attach rates for HD consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, examinin
03.14.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 11 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, February 2011
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the shifting power dynamics in the U.S. console market, the attach rates of cross-platform software for the HD consoles, and the disruptive effects of inexpensive software and online distribution channels.
03.14.11 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Xbox 360 Capitalizes On Wii Contraction Through February In U.S.
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines shifting market share for video game hardware in the U.S., as Nintendo Wii's contraction is replaced by momentum from Micr
03.13.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 25 Number of Comments 
Critical Reception: EA Canada's Fight Night Champion
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to EA's boxing franchise sequel Fight Night Champion, which reviews describe as "more than your usual collection of modest EA Sports improvements."
03.01.11 | News | Danny Cowan | 1 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Sony Hardware Struggles At Retail, LittleBigPlanet 2 Sells 353,000 Units
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at the sales of Sony's various platforms and software, noting that the publisher's own LittleBigPlanet 2 has sold roughly 353,000 units since its launch in January 2011.
02.22.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 16 Number of Comments 
Analysis: The Closing U.S. Gap Between Xbox 360 And Wii
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines how the gap has been closing between Xbox 360 and Wii at U.S. retail, predicting the "Xbox 360 will best the Wii in softwar
02.21.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 15 Number of Comments 
NPD: Behind the Numbers, January 2011
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines NPD results for U.S. video game retail in January, including close-up looks at rising Kinect popularity and "extended declines" in Wii and DS hardware and software sales.
02.20.11 | Feature | Matt Matthews | 10 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Kinect Continues U.S. Xbox Momentum In January
Gamasutra analysis shows major U.S. retail momentum for Microsoft's Kinect, with an estimated installed base approaching 3 million and 1.2 million standalone copies of Harmonix's Dance Central sold.
02.20.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 29 Number of Comments 
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Leads BAFTA Game Award Nominations
The British Academy Video Games Awards nominations have been announced, with the likes of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Call of Duty: Black Ops in the running for multiple awards.
02.15.11 | News | Mike Rose | 1 Number of Comments 

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