Tag: Nintendo

IHS Markit: Cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and could grow to $2.5 billion by 2023

Cloud-based gaming is starting to heat up. In a new report from market research firm IHS Markit, cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and the company predicts that number will balloon to $2.5 billion by 2023. The massive number helps put into perspective why the industry has seen a sudden surge in cloud gaming […]

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Nintendo Switch Online’s vouchers turns $100 into two $60 games

Nintendo revealed a new voucher program available to Nintendo Switch Online members. The announcement came as part of a Nintendo Direct focused on the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2. If you’re subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, you can spend $100 for two digital vouchers. Each voucher can be used to buy one of a selection […]

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Super Mario Maker 2 adds story mode, multiplayer, and tons of new tools

Super Mario Maker 2 is going to be a beefy sequel. Today, Nintendo announced a bunch of new features for the game as part of its Direct video series. Originally revealed in February, Super Mario Maker 2 is the follow-up to the popular do-it-yourself Mario game that debuted on Wii U and 3DS. It’s coming […]

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PlayStation accounts for one-quarter of game industry’s $29.4 million TV ad spend in April

PlayStation ramped up its marketing in April and ended the month accounting for 26.9% of all gaming-industry ad spend on national broadcast and cable TV. Meanwhile, ranking newcomer Peak Games beat out other big players to take second place. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a […]

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Mobile VR’s dying gasps mean new life for standalone and tethered VR

Even if you were expecting this news, the latest research confirms it: “high-performance” VR platforms are increasing in popularity while “mobile VR” is declining. Users, developers, and manufacturers all appear to have given up on Google’s and Samsung’s smartphone-dependent VR accessories, suggesting that we’re finally witnessing the dying last gasps of that category — at least, […]

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Nintendo slightly misses earnings and Switch sales forecasts, won’t introduce new console

Nintendo spread a little disappointment with its latest earnings post for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. The company’s earnings fell slightly below analyst estimates and, reversing expectations from earlier reports, the company will not launch a new Switch game console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in June. Operating profit for […]

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Nintendo Switch hits 34.74 million consoles sold, growth slowing

Nintendo reported that the Nintendo Switch hybrid game console has sold 34.74 million hardware units to date, along with 187.52 million copies of software. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, Nintendo sold 16.95 million units, up 12.7 percent from the previous year, while 118.55 million Switch games were sold. In the fourth fiscal […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate punches out 13.8 million

Nintendo reported today that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was a smash hit of the holiday season, with 13.81 million units sold to date on the Nintendo Switch hybrid game console. But Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still the top seller on the Switch, with 16.69 million copies sold, followed by Super Mario Odyssey with 14.44 […]

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‘Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Has A Stage Builder Now And The Results Are Amazing

Twitter Smash Bros. Ultimate is everyone’s favorite Switch fighting game that is full of obscure Nintendo lore. It’s also one of the games that has a ton of replay value as you unlock various characters and square off against your friends. The latest update to the game, which was released in December, adds a DLC […]

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Nintendo gets nearly a quarter of gaming’s 1.5 million TV ad impressions between March 16 and April 15

Nintendo’s been busy promoting the Switch hybrid console, and it shows: The publisher is in first place when it comes to the most-seen gaming industry TV ads, while Xbox lingers behind, followed by Respawn Entertainment. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV […]

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Newzoo: Top 25 public game companies generated over $100 billion in 2018 revenue

Market researcher Newzoo reported that the top 25 public game companies account for nearly 80 percent of the global market, and they generated $107.3 billion in revenue out of a total $134.9 billion market in 2018. That was the first time the top 25 have exceeded $100 billion in annual revenue. Tencent was the No. […]

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