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Destiny to be biggest game of the year? One analyst suggests so

Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz lists Bungie and Activision’s Destiny as the likely top performer of 2014, with projected sales of 10 to 15 million copies. …

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Analyst: Globally, PC game revenue now exceeds console game revenue

DFC Intelligence’s David Cole says that PC games are now the “necessity” for core gamers, rather than console platforms — and the numbers indicate that. …

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Analyst: Microtransactions could be a boon for WoW

With Blizzard exploring the possibility of a switch to free-to-play for World of Warcraft, digital goods analytics firm Superdata says the move could be good for Blizzard — and its playerbase. …

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Get a job: Spin Master is seeking a monetization analyst

Los Angeles-based children’s entertainment company Spin Master Inc is searching for a monetization analyst using “both economic and psychological best practices.” …

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Analyst: Mattrick’s Zynga move little reason for optimism

Equity research firm Cowen responds to yesterday’s news of Don Mattrick’s move to Zynga as new CEO, noting there are more hurdles facing Mattrick’s transition to the free-to-play market. …

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Analyst Believes PlayStation 4 Is Under $400

We hope that Sony reveals the price of the PlayStation 4 next week at E3, but even if they don't Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia thinks the system will be under $ 400.

In an investors' note, Bhatia reasoned that because of the high price of the PlayStation 3 ($ 600 for one model), Sony will avoid pricing the PS4 too high. "Given that experience, we believe Sony will aim to keep the price point for PlayStation 4 below $ 400," Bhatia said.

Bhatia also believed that Sony is so committed to this price point that they will accept losing money on the console. This is not unusual early in the life of a new system.

The PlayStation 4 will come out some time this holiday season. For another look at the system, take a look at this teaser from Sony.


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Get a job: Wargaming is looking for a QA Analyst seeks a Quality Assurance Analyst for “planning and conducting testing of game infrastructure services featuring high-load, high-complexity architecture.” …

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Catch up on Zynga’s state of affairs with these analyst takeaways

Zynga shed plenty of users in the first quarter, and shut down some major Facebook games, but analysts haven’t completely given up on the company yet. …

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Analyst: BioShock Infinite sold 878K in US during March

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz estimates that BioShock Infinite moved 878,000 copies in the US last month. This figure comes from an analyst note sent out to investors as reported by GameSpot; we’ve contacted the NPD to confirm firsthand.

BioShock Infinite was the top-selling game in the US for March, besting Tomb Raider and Gears of War: Judgment for top honors. Compared to March 2012, last month’s physical retail game sales were ten percent weaker, while hardware pulled in 32 percent less revenue.

JoystiqAnalyst: BioShock Infinite sold 878K in US during March originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Analyst: Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension weak in March

Analyst firm Cowen & Company estimates high-profile March launches God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment both sold far less than their predecessors. The firm projects (via that Ascension sold 360,000 in the US during March and Judgment moved 425,000, down from first-month sales of 1.1 million for God of War 3 and over three million in Gears of War 3‘s first week of availability.

A much better March for Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite is predicted. The Crystal Dynamics reboot has amassed 696,000 sales in the US over March, while the firm says BioShock Infinite is near 665,000 in just 10 days.

Cowen & Company predicts NPD data for March will show a decline in software and hardware spend compared to last year, though the firm is hopeful the launches of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and SimCity will help contribute to a substantial increase in PC game sales.

JoystiqAnalyst: Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension weak in March originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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