Activision is now number 1 publisher worldwide with a market-share of 19,5%. Next are EA (18,4%), Ubisoft (11,2%), Nintendo (10,8%) and Take-Two (6,4%).
Top Games 2012 (cumulated worldwide sales on consoles and PC): 1. Call of Duty, 2. Mario, 3. FIFA, 4. Wii Fit, 5. Assassin´s Creed, 6. Guitar Hero, 7. Halo.
Full story: Activisions market share climbed to almost 20% in 2012 | GamesIndustry International.
The PewResearch Global Attitudes Project just published a recent study including European attributes – and Stereotyping in Europe. Just note that self-congratulation seems quite common across Europe….
Link: Chapter 3. Mixed Views of Leaders and Each Other | Pew Global Attitudes Project.
Tropical islands, mountain valleys and miles of deserted beaches and a perfectly warm climate… – Ecuador is the top place to live for retired people. When you move to the country, household goods can be imported duty-free and some couples obviously leave for less than USD 900,- a month excluding rent.
Full story: The World’s Top Retirement Havens in 2013 – Article.
GungHo Entertainment – developer of Puzzle & Dragons is skyrocketing. Revenues of its mobile blockbuster-game reached an incredible USD 3,75 million per day – a total of USD 113 million in April. This has put the company´s market cap to and incredible USD 15 billion!
10 percent of Japan´s population (13 million players) is playing the mobile smash hit actually now.
Full story: GungHo made $118m in April alone, market cap exceeds Nintendo | GamesIndustry International.
A road, some trees – and obviously the end of the world…. . Based on Google Streetview, Anton Wallen from Sweden has developed a great geographical game. – Guess, where you are based on random positions somewhere in the world!
Link: GeoGuessr – Let’s explore the world!.
Snoop Dogg – ah, excuse me – Snoop Lion is again proofing his sense for business. The Snoopify App lets you put some Snoop-brand stickers on your photos and share them on virtually any social network. The amount of free stickers is very limited, though – the rest is locked behind a paywall and available with in-app purchases. Great fun, but quite expensive at the end, if you are purchasing some additional stickers.
Hoteliers and Housekeeping Staff at hotels do see some weird stuff and do have some very interesting stories…..
Link: Sh*t the Hotel Maid Says « Going Global TV.