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.
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.
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.
It took Apple four years for the first 25 billion downloads – and just about a year for the second half of the 50 billion. On the list of the top 25 all-time paid apps, there are 19 games – including Angry Birds (top position), Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump, Cut the Rope and Angry Birds Season.
Full story: Apple App Store nearing 50 billion downloads | GamesIndustry International.
Cloud-based Webydo is for designers who don´t want to get their hands “dirty” with coding or who don´t want to get their graphic masterpiece mucked up by a programmer…. – and the great thing: It comes with a built-in CMS.
Link: Online Website Design Software for Graphic Designers | Webydo.com.
If your gardening needs some assistance and your plants need some monitoring, Bitponics will be the modern tool of choice:
This is Markus Persson´s new browserbased little game…. After his legendary success “Minecraft”, this is something totally different – have fun, trying to solve the different words.
Cool stuff. The original Emergency I sent a 121,5 MHz signal – the new one is adding a signal at 406,04 MHz – a frequency monitored b a series of orbiting satellite. The piece will cost about USD 15.000,-, but could safe your life if you are trapped on an island….
A strong Chinese strategic alliance between Sina Weibo and Alibaba (the eBay of China): Alibaba pays USD 586 million for preferred and ordinary shares – which indicates that Sina Weibo may be worth morth than USD 3 billion.
Full story: Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba | TechCrunch.