Our Industry News            (06/05/24 - 12/05/24)


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    Top News Items

  • Nintendo │ Fiscal 2024 year end posts revenue growth. In its fiscal 2024 year-end report (ending March 2024) Nintendo posted growth in revenue of +4.4% to $11B and an ordinary profit increase of +13% to $4.4B. Highlights of their financials can be found here.
  • Roblox shares dropped -25% last week (from $39 to $30) on news that bookings will fall to a low of $4B, from a previous high of $4.3B, for its fiscal year (ending Dec 24).
  • Runaway success Helldivers 2 had one hell of a week (pun intended), thanks to Sony. Due to a delayed implementation Sony finally got around to forcing Helldivers 2 PC players to sign up to PSN if they wanted to play.
  • Microsoft announced it will close three Bethesda studios and mothball one further one. Redfall developer Arkane Austin will close, and its online co-op vampire game will not be updated further. Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks will close. Mighty Doom Alpha Dog Studios will close, and the game switched off on 7th August. Roundhouse Studios, formally Human Head Studios, will meanwhile be merged with The Elder Scrolls Online developer ZeniMax Online Studios.
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       New games

      Week commencing Monday 6 May 2024

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
May 7 Sonic Mania Plus iOS, Droid Platform, action Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, Sonic Team Sega
May 8 INDIKA Win, PS5, XSX Narrative adventure game Odd Meter 11 Bit Studios
  V Rising Win Survival Stunlock Studios Level Infinite
May 9 Animal Well Win, NS, PS5 Metroidvania, puzzle Shared Memory Bigmode
  Gift Win, NS, PS5, XSX Action-adventure Toydium, Million Edge Bushiroad Games
  Crow Country Win, PS4, PS5 Horror SFB Games SFB Games
  Little Kitty, Big City Win, NS, XBO, XSX Adventure Double Dagger Studio Double Dagger Studio
  Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Maze, battle royale Amber Studio Bandai Namco Entertainment
  Rainbow Cotton Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO Shoot 'em up Success ININ Games