Credo che farà piacere agli utenti di questa sezione sapere che attualmente l'ha vinta Nintendo:
DFC Intelligence is a group that is self described as:
“…a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment and the emerging video game, online game, interactive entertainment and interactive television (ITV) markets. Since 1995 we have published in-depth strategic market reports and subscription-based research services. Our research is used by many leading companies in over 30 countries worldwide.”
With that in mind, on March 22, 2005 they released a new report that takes an in-depth look into the Video Game and Interactive Entertainment Industry. This report is 750 pages that contains several different publisher’s history, financial performance, product lineup, development teams, and much more.
Of the 17 companies included in the report the four leading ones were found to be Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts. Those four companies together reported revenue of 16.7 billion dollars in 2004. Individually Nintendo, despite the fact that many people assume they are doing poorly in sales, managed to be the most profitable company by earning 7 billion dollars in operating income between the years 1998 and 2004. Sony’s Game Division during that same period only managed 4.5 billion dollars and trailing just a short distance behind them was Electronic Arts which earned 1.8 billion dollars. Microsoft’s Game Division on the other hand, despite the fact that they have had very respectable sales this generation, has reported heavy losses.
La parte finale non lascia dubbi...abbiamo un vincitore e di larga misura...sono contento.
1) Nintendo 7 miliardi di dollari
2) Sony 4.5 Miliardi di dollari
3) EA 1,8 Miliardi di dollari
4) Microsoft (in perdita)