While the videogame industry relies heavily on the holiday period to help boost publisher profits, some companies may find coal in their stocking this year.
The video game industry will roll out some of its biggest guns next year — and the expected launch of new console systems from Microsoft and Sony could make a big year even bigger.
We've compiled a list of the games you can expect to be in demand this coming holiday season. Click through to see the hottest games.
There are several surprises in this year's list of the top-selling games at retail outlets, as ranked by The NPD Group.
There aren't a lot of sure bets in the videogame industry, but for the past few years the "Call of Duty" franchise was a pretty safe place to put your money. Even after the holidays, they've led the game sales pack for at least the first few months of the following year — but not this year.
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The already hostile takeover fight for New Frontier Media, the publicly traded owner of nine adult-themed pay-per-view networks, has expanded to include a pair of Hollywood power players – one of whom is also a former video game executive.
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Five years ago THQ was one of the videogame industry's biggest publishers. Today, the company is struggling to stay afloat.
Last week, retailers took a crack at picking the hot toys for the upcoming Christmas holiday season, and this week, it’s the publications that write and review toys that are taking a crack at it. But ultimately, the only lists that matter are the ones children write with their wishes.
For the past five years, Nintendo has ruled the home console space, and it has led the handheld category for more than four times that long. Now it's hoping to bring the best aspects of both fields together.
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While Nintendo had a lot to brag about in March, the overall video game industry wasn't so fortunate.
With increasing competition from Apple, and a customer base that's more price-conscious than ever, Nintendo has a lot riding on its new handheld device.
While Wednesday's announcement that Activision-Blizzard was pulling the plug on "Guitar Hero" might have turned heads in the gaming world, it was the company's other announcement that might have bigger repercussions for investors.
The last couple of years have been rough ones for Electronic Arts and THQ. Rapid changes in the video game landscape and an unlucky string of underperforming titles has taken its toll on both companies’ stock prices.
Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.
It’s not uncommon to hear consumers grumble that the price of video games is too high, but that’s not something you expect to hear from the CEO of a game publishing company.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Sales are down 8 percent year-to-date from 2009’s disappointing numbers. Even the most optimistic analysts are now saying that the best investors can hope for is a flat year.