Today Nintendo have announced a third annual loss. Since it's release, the Wii-U console has sold around just 6.17 million units and as little as two and a half million in the last year. These figures are staggering when compared to the 7 million Playstation 4 units that Sony have shifted since it's release just before the holiday season. There are some positives for Nintendo with 3DS sales creeping up to around 44 million in total since it's release. With no new console being announced at th...
"Rovio, the developer behind the popular Angry Birds series, has released its 2013 financial results, and the numbers have raised concerns that the studio's success is starting to lose momentum.
Mashable reports that net profit fell 52% in fiscal 2013, from $77 million in 2012 to only $37 million in 2013. Revenues remained fairly steady at $216 million, up only slightly from $211 million in 2012."
Iwata talks about what Nintendo must do after the previous president, Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away.
(Granted, Yamauchi passed a while ago, so this is a bit late... RIP Yamauchi)
Nintendo is my favorite company, I hope they're not going the same route as Sega. But, it's not like something horrible is going to happen overnight, great games are still coming out and money will still be made.
"A developer by the name of phileday has released a new virtual reality (VR) video playback tool onto the Oculus VR Share Beta. Named Whirligig, the software is designed to let users watch fully immersive films with an Oculus Rift VR headset as well as add custom menus and set other features to optimise the viewing experience. The software can be downloaded for free on PC over on the official Oculus website."
"he Assassin's Creed franchise sold 60 million units as of the last official numbers released. The franchise's most recent title, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, released last October, has actually achieved lower sales than its predecessor. The next title, Assassin's Creed: Unity, is expected by the end of the year."
"Phil Spencer, who was named head of Xbox at the end of March, has acknowledged these issues, noting on Twitter that the company must "do more" in order to compete. Even though Microsoft is in a historically good place with Xbox One, the fact remains that PlayStation 4 is beating it handedly."
"This week saw the launch of a brand new high-profile virtual reality (VR) meet-up in California, as VRLA saw it’s inaugural gathering. Hosted at Digital Domain, Los Angeles, VRLA was a resounding success, and today one of the event’s organisers, Cosmo Scharf, takes a walk down memory lane with VRFocus to his very first experience of VR."
"Given that there is still no information on when, where or for how much a consumer would be able to purchase a modern virtual reality headset, it’s up to the enthusiasts to share their passion and attract new audiences. This is becoming a common exercise throughout the globe, and the latest land to receive it’s own meet-up is Los Angeles, California, taking place this evening."
"There are many different views on the potential uses of virtual reality (VR). It’s rebirth as a modern experience lead by in-home entertainment is just one opportunity, but there are many more that have had a great deal of exposition already. The out-of-home experience, including that of the traditional arcade format, is an area which has made strides in bringing VR technology to a mainstream audience that would otherwise have been impossible, and KWP’s Kevin Williams has been instrumental in..."
SegmentNext writes: "Yesterday, the news hit of an upcoming Youtube series by Maker Studios that ultimately went down the tube, called Green Label Game Jam, but referred to in branding as GAME_JAM.
A lot of industry people were rightfully shocked by this news. Still, there’s a reason it happened."
"Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has responded to recent news that Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has cancelled a project for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. The developer made the drastic move based on the recent sale of the company to Facebook. Somewhat fittingly, Luckey issued his statement on Facebook itself, replying to a topic on the story and downplaying the progress that had been made on a possible official Minecraft VR experience."