SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

April 13, 2011 08:16 ET

Video Game Stocks Gain Momentum as New Revenue Drivers Hit the Market

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Majesco Entertainment & Electronic Arts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Retail video game sales are on the upswing this year as consumer confidence continues to recover. Mildly improving retail data does not fully reflect the state of the industry, however. Digital sales of video games and online subscriptions are becoming a significant revenue driver for many key players in the industry. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry and provides research reports on Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ: COOL) and Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-COOL

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-ERTS

Recently the research firm NPD Group said that digital content now accounts for about 40 percent of industry-wide revenue each month. Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown says the company is expecting huge growth in revenue from digital content over the next few years, predicting that DLC and full-game downloads will likely account for up to 20 percent of EA's total revenue this fiscal year.

Electronic Arts intends to expand in the online social gaming sector by undertaking a number of initiatives, including a partnership with Facebook and suitable acquisitions, including "Playfish."

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Majesco Entertainment recently made a move into the social gaming scene when it launched "Cooking Mama Friends Cafe" on Facebook. Majesco claims that despite being in "Beta mode," with limited marketing support, Cooking Mama Friends Cafe already has over 750,000 monthly active users.

Shares of Majesco skyrocketed last month after the company reported net revenues of $48.5 million in its fiscal first quarter versus $29.2 million in the same period a year ago. During this same period, Majesco reported operating income of $8.0 million, compared to operating income of $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2010.

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