Ubisoft Makin' Money, Teasin' Assassin's Creed 2

Publisher Ubisoft brought us up to speed on its financial performance today, tallying up first-half sales of €344.5 million ($443 million USD). CEO Yves Guillemot also confirmed that the next Assassin's Creed » 11/26/08 6:40pm 11/26/08 6:40pm was in development. That shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the of the original . The game sold an…

Midway Loses $76 Million, Hopes For Great MK vs. DCU Success

Chicago-based developer Midway announced its third quarter earnings today, pulling in $51.4 million in revenue. That's better than the $36.7 million it did the year prior and thankfully in line with expectations. The bad news — oh, there's bad news, naturally — is that Midway took a loss of $75.9 million, with losses… » 11/10/08 7:40pm 11/10/08 7:40pm

Metal Gear Solid 4 Moves Over 4 Million, Konami Makes $1.5 Billion

Kojima Productions stealth action game is still buttering the bread at Konami. During the company's first half — ignore those "Q2"s, that's all April to September stuff — gamers worldwide snatched up over 4 million copies of Metal Gear Solid 4 » 11/06/08 5:40pm 11/06/08 5:40pm, with total series sales amounting to 4.33 million. That's more than a…

THQ Delays Red Faction, Posts $114M Loss, Confirms Layoffs

Things have been tough for THQ over the past couple weeks, with delays » 11/05/08 7:40pm 11/05/08 7:40pm, and a making headlines. The company announced its quarterly results today which were, surprise, surprise, not too good. The publisher reported sales of $164.8 million, down from $229.3 million in the same quarter last year. THQ bled cash to the…

Activision Blizzard Loots $711M In Sept. Quarter, Loses $194M

In its first quarter as a combined company, Activision Blizzard raked in $711 million for the three month period ending in September, the publisher announced today. That's a big take prior to the holidays and bigger than the projected outlook, but still resulted in a loss of $194 million for the company. Acti-Blizz… » 11/05/08 4:40pm 11/05/08 4:40pm

Konami Pulls In $655 Million In Q1 With A Little Help From Snake

Publisher and developer Konami announced today that it raked in about 70.8 billion yen for the quarter ending in June, which translates to some $655 million in U.S. dollars. That was up from the same quarter last year by about 17%, no doubt in part to the return of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4 » 8/05/08 8:40pm 8/05/08 8:40pm. As we reported…

Capcom: Poor Economy Affecting Arcade Biz

What Capcom called its best performance since it began reporting quarterly results was tempered somewhat by the fact that the company's arcade business is on a steep decline. The costs of a new arcade the company opened in Japan's Shimane prefecture early this year worked to offset its strong home software results and… » 7/30/08 4:20pm 7/30/08 4:20pm