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Changes to Publisher Coverage in IHS Screen Digest Games Intelligence

March 02, 2011

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IHS Screen Digest is implementing some changes in our coverage of games publishers. We are introducing company level quarterly revenue tracking and shortly forecasting for a select group of leading games publishers. These are:

  • Electronic Arts
  • Capcom
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Ubisoft
  • THQ
  • Square Enix

and we will shortly add Take Two once the company completes the restatement of historical results because of the recent change in its reporting dates.

Revenue forecasts for these publishers will be split into the following major segments:

  • Packaged retail games
  • Digital and online games
  • Mobile
  • Other

'Other' typically includes distribution, licensing and merchandising revenues. We will not be including arcade revenues which are parts of Capcom's and Square Enix's businesses. The forecasting will be driven by IHS Screen Digest's publisher revenue forecast Market Monitors which include forecasts for new games releases. The most recent Market Monitor which examined C4Q 2010 results is available for IHS Screen Digest Games clients here: C4Q 2010 Third-party Games Publisher Quarterly Assessment and Forecasts

At the same time we are also trimming our coverage of packaged games sales indicators to the publishers listed above as well as the three platform owners: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

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