SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 15, 2010 08:42 ET

Analyst Study on Electronic Arts Inc. and THQ Inc. - Multimedia and Graphics Software Cautious on Recent Gains

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Video game sales increased 8% in November. While this appears to be good news, much of the figure has been inflated by new console sales. Last year, sales dropped 8% in November essentially offsetting this month's gains. The high end of the forecast for yearly sales will leave the industry flat with last year, though the low end, around $18 billion could see the sector ending the year down 5%. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on multimedia & graphics software industry; traders looking for analysis on Electronic Arts Inc., THQ Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

The sector has seen an increasing amount of its casual gamers shift towards gaming on smartphones or Facebook applications recently. The upcoming holiday season will prove to be huge for the Multimedia and Graphics Software sector. With no major releases, it will be time to find out how seriously holiday shoppers take their gaming. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the multimedia & graphics software industry.

A new shift towards producing high-budget epic games is taking place in the industry. Many companies are devoting large amounts of time and money to create games that will have long lasting mass appeal. Some such as THQ Inc. have even gone as far as employing famous movie-directors to oversee their creative operations. Another shift within the sector has been away from traditional packaged games to digital distribution formats with companies like Electronic Arts Inc. announcing that digital sales of games will account for 20% of its revenue for the year. Investors can register today at or to download the full reports on Electronic Arts Inc. and THQ Inc.

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