All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
Sony stealthily closes old web version of PS Store, preventing people from buying PS3, Vita, and PSP games
Over the weekend, Sony closed an old web version of the PlayStation Store without even informing its users. It seems that people will now have trouble trying to buy digital copies of PS3, PSP, and Vita games and DLCs.
Mobile runner Crash Bandicoot: On the Run surpasses 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, a mobile spin-off of the famous platformer series, hit more than 8 million downloads in 24 hours. If you count the game’s early iOS release in, the King-developed title has already generated 11.4 million installs.
“Sex does not sell”: Italian researchers explore women and men’s reactions to sexism in advertising
A group of Italian researchers has carried out an investigation into sexualization in modern advertising and its impact on buying intentions. It turned out that women show negative emotions towards the ads with oversexualized female models, while men are largely unaffected by it.
Report: analysts lower CD Projekt valuation to $58, call it “the most hated” studio
Polish firm DM BOŚ has issued a report on the current financial state of CD Projekt after the problematic launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Analysts lowered the company’s valuation by almost half and provided their sales forecast.
Sensor Tower’s Craig Chapple breaks down key factors contributing to Genshin Impact’s success
Over the last few months, miHoYo proved that the successful launch of Genshin Impact wasn’t accidental. The game has surpassed $1 billion in player spending in under six months, which makes Genshin Impact the first mobile title to do so. We asked Craig Chapple, mobile insights strategist at Sensor Tower, to provide some context to the game’s success.
FIFA earns almost $160 million from video games licensing, accounting for 60% of total 2020 revenue
Last year, FIFA experienced a huge decrease in revenue. However, it managed to earn almost $160 million from licensing. It is the first time in history when a major part of the association’s revenue came from video games.