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Kotick Earned $15M in 2008 Yet Wants Higher Video Game Prices

Kotick Earned $15M in 2008 Yet Wants Higher Video Game Prices 400°
294w ago - If everyone had salaries like Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, then we could afford the astronomical prices Activision charges for games.

However, this is reality, a reality where Bobby Kotick wants to raise game prices. Prices that are already at an expensive price point for video games, and during an economic crisis.
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Report: 17 Million People Stopped Buying CDs in 2008

Report: 17 Million People Stopped Buying CDs in 2008 250°
314w ago - Not only are CD sales still falling, but a whopping 17 million customers stopped buying CDs altogether in 2008.

The economic downturn is cited as one reason for the sharp decline, but new services offer viable ways for the music industry to survive this rocky transition period.

While overall music sales were up 10 percent in 2008, the year saw a drop not only in CD sales, but in the number of customers actually purchasing...
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Sony PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 Worldwide Sales Equal in 2008

Sony PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 Worldwide Sales Equal in 2008 100°
322w ago - Sony's PlayStation 3 sold less in the third quarter of 2008 (ie. the Oct-Dec holiday season) than in 2007, but the strength of the console's earlier sales did it proud, shipping 10.77 million in 2008 (up from 2007's 8.85 million).

In contrast, Microsoft's Xbox 360 had a huge holiday season, shipping around 6 million consoles worldwide (a record for the Xbox), but had a weaker sales period earlier in the year: the playing field has been...
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Report: Packaged Video Games Outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008

Report: Packaged Video Games Outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008 50°
323w ago - Last year, retail video games outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs worldwide for the first time, according to a 2008 report and 2009 forecast by Media Control GfK International.

Video game sales were up to 53 percent of the media market in 2008, thanks in no small part to Nintendo's Wii, which drove software sales up by 20 percent from 2007. GfK predicts that video games will take...
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The Two Most Disappointing Console Exclusives of 2008

The Two Most Disappointing Console Exclusives of 2008 50°
323w ago - During 2008 we saw some of the biggest blockbuster titles this gen such as GTA IV, Gears of War 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4.

We have also watched as console exclusives were released and completely flopped. Fortunately, both consoles seemed to have their prized dung. Lets take a look...

Haze, PlayStation 3-Sony

Haze was the PS3's second Exclusive FPS and spouted off to be a "Halo Killer" for the then,...
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