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Analysis: Five years of hardware declines leave Nintendo weakened
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a sobering look at Nintendo's current state of hardware sales.
01.30.14 | News | Gamasutra Community
Yearly revisions the secret to Nintendo's handheld biz
Analyst Matt Matthews charts how the company's flagship console products keep on keeping on, thanks to a yearly upgrade cycle.
08.02.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
Tracking the performance of all-digital publishers
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a close look at companies like King and GungHo, and charts their performance -- as well as GameStop's.
06.07.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
PlayStation 4, Xbox One games growing at UK retail - nothing else is
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews crunches the numbers and finds that only two platforms have shown retail growth of late: Microsoft and Sony's latest boxes.
07.27.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
Analysis: Will PS3 Overtake Xbox 360 In 2011? (Or: GameCube Nears 40 Million Systems)
Gamasutra's stats whiz Matt Matthews investigates an interesting Sony PR-forwarded claim on game hardware sales -- as
08.02.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 9 Number of Comments 
Analysis: On The Wii And DS, Game Ratings Matter
Gamasutra's Matt Matthews looks at Wii and DS game sales, suggesting that -- 'long tail' or not -- there's "a limited audience" for Mature-rated titles on Nintendo's systems.
04.19.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 24 Number of Comments 
Opinion: When counting software sales, what's a 'unit' anyway?
The way that video game software has evolved leaves Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews wondering: What counts as a video game "unit" sale, anyway?
10.01.13 | News | Matt Matthews | 1 Number of Comments 
An up-close look at Nintendo's growing digital sales business
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes an in-depth look at Nintendo's digital transition, and why the company has been slow to take up the shift to digital.
08.08.13 | News | Matt Matthews | 7 Number of Comments 
Behind The Numbers: How GameStop Is Conforming To A Digital Economy
GameStop is a retail behemoth that is steering its ship towards digital distribution. Can the retailer adapt to survive? Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews investigates.
12.18.11 | News | Matt Matthews | 4 Number of Comments 
Could digital sales also be contracting?
Having previously looked at the retail game market decline, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews delves into digital game sales, and discusses the possibility that there is some contraction occurring.
05.17.12 | News | Matt Matthews | 20 Number of Comments 
Party's almost over for GameStop's used games business
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines exactly how resale changes with new video game consoles might impact GameStop's bottom line.
05.27.13 | News | Matt Matthews | 42 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Nintendo's turned around its digital business
According to Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews, "Nintendo is finally all-in on digital sales," and he here provides a historical analysis of the company's performance in the digital download realm.
01.29.15 | News | Matt Matthews
Analysis: Hardware revisions not stopping the decline of the 3DS business
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews shows in his new post that the 3DS business has been in steady decline: "the continued erosion of their active hardware base is a serious issue," he writes.
01.29.15 | News | Matt Matthews
Analysis: First-year Wii U sales suggest grim lifetime sales
Judging from how recent consoles have performed over their lifetimes, Wii U could very well be set up to sell extremely poorly in the long run, Matt Matthews argues.
12.22.13 | News | Matt Matthews
UK software sales analysis: Xbox One and PS4 strong against Wii U
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at what UK software sales portend for the fortunes of the big three hardware providers -- and sees Nintendo in hot water.
12.08.13 | News | Matt Matthews
Analysis: How the big console publishers are doing with digital revenues
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at how traditional console publishers like EA, Activision, Capcom and more have been performing in the digital download age.
06.04.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
Nintendo's digital biz growth slows dramatically
A couple years ago, Nintendo's digital business was off to a flying start. But in the last two quarters, the company's digital revenue has slowed. Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at the trend.
01.29.14 | News | Gamasutra Community
Analysis: What's selling in the UK?
Gamasutra's Matt Matthews preps a quick breakdown of 2013 software sales in the UK, showing the surprising strength of retail PC games, the state Nintendo's platforms, and Xbox's battle against PlayStation.
04.30.13 | News | Gamasutra Community
Can Nintendo turn things around in a year?
In the wake of Nintendo's disappointing results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews dives into the numbers and tests president Satoru Iwata's claims about whether it can reach its 2014 targets.
04.29.13 | News | Staff
Blog: Formulating 2013's (likely) global top 10 retail titles so far
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews tackles the question of which console games make up the global retail top 10 so far -- across Europe, Japan and the U.S. -- while discussing the difficulties of doing so.
10.02.13 | News | Gamasutra Community
Analysis: Which Guitar Hero Package Do People Buy?
Rhythm games' full band kits retail for high prices, but are consumers really buying them? Gamasutra's Matt Matthews investigates, plus implications for Rock Band: Beatles.
03.08.09 | News | Matt Matthews | 6 Number of Comments 
Analysis: U.S. Music Game Sales Have Dropped Fivefold Since 2008
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews charts and evaluates the severity of the music game genre's revenue shrinkage -- finding "sales of music games have dropped by more than a factor of five since 2008."
11.18.10 | News | Staff | 29 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Kinect Could Drive Xbox 360 To 1.7M U.S. Sales This December
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines Xbox 360's strong performance at U.S. retail in November, a surge that could lead the console to a record 1.7 million sales in the territory this December.
12.12.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 7 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Xbox 360 S Model Tracking Ahead of PS3 Slim
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at how new slimlined consoles are driving growth for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, comparing the two and finding the Xbox 360 S is out ahead.
09.14.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Sony Sees Billion-Dollar Platform Revenue Drop In 2009
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews has examined 2009's platform holder totals, revealing year-on-year revenue drops for all three consoles, but a major $1.3 billion decline for Sony.
01.17.10 | News | Matt Matthews | 2 Number of Comments 

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