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Real Racing is owned by EA now, which is a big publisher. EA makes a lot of money from mobile at ~$500m per year. This is 1/3 of their combined revenue for next-gen and 1/3 of combined for last-gen. EA has the resources to invest in high quality titles and they are one of the top mobile publishers. Unfortunately, they are not representative of the vast majority of mobile games. Racing games are also easier to make look nice because a car doesn't move very much relative to...
They would then need to have a UI that can be controlled with a controller and a remote. But how do you buy things using a controller or type characters/numbers? Over 90% of all App Store revenue is from in-app purchases and ads. The biggest earning apps look like the following:That one app made over $1b, free-to-play and just gets people to buy items in-game. It got 13 million players from Japan...
Making a compelling exclusive is much harder to do now. Microsoft having the Tomb Raider exclusive should be huge but people won't migrate from the PS4 or PC just to play it. Uncharted similarly doesn't have XBox players migrating.Apple doesn't need to make a push to get people over quickly, although having good titles can persuade people to buy a cheap box in addition to other platforms. They didn't have exclusives at the iPhone or iPad launch but they dominate in mobile...
It's down to the price of labor. If you have a team of just 300 people - developers, artists, animators/mocap, musicians/audio people, voice actors - and they make $30k each per year, that's $9m costs every year. If a game takes 3 years to go from concept to production quality, you have to recoup $27m just to break even. So if you sell the games for $50, you have to sell 540k copies. Just breaking even will leave you with zero budget to do another game. To fund the next...
If it gets apps to run then it will likely get games too but I can see it being more suited to party games than console games. There was an article about the software revenue potential with consoles:http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/03/23/new-apple-tv-with-app-store-would-enter-apple-into-35-billion-home-gaming-marketbut this is based on games that sell for $40-60 each. According to VGChartz, there are 24m PS4, 13m XBOne, 10m WiiU, 86m PS3, 85m 360, 101m WiiU. That's...
Your signature says 15m in 12 months. 15m/4 quarters = 3.75m per quarter. The SEC filings give reasonable estimates:Q3F 2015, accessory products = $2.641b, Q3F 2014 = $1.767b.Q2F 2015 = $1.689b, Q2F 2014 = $1.88b. 10% dropQ1F 2015 = $2.689b, Q1F 2014 = $2.836b. 5% dropIf you assume that Q3 would have fallen the same as Q2 had the Watch not been available then, the expected amount would be about $1.59b. This means the Watch was responsible for $1.05b gain. This matches with...
Oxygen has 8 times the mass of Hydrogen so for every mass of Hydrogen, it will produce 9x the mass of water. If the fuel cell is half the weight of the iPhone ~60g, it will produce 540grams (540ml) of water.The current iPhone battery is about 7Wh and lasts a working day in use. To last a week would need 49Wh. If the fuel cell can manage 1000Wh/kg then it would only weigh 49grams. The cell wouldn't be pure Hydrogen though so the amounts of water, power, weight will vary....
It's pretty much always for ad-homs. Infractions should be listed in your profile page. Yours are mostly variations of calling people clowns, fools, idiots etc. You don't need to have these explained every time you do it, you know those comments are against the forum rules and they are removed from the forum. If you never insult another member of the forum, you will most likely never get an infraction, it's that simple. They are completely unnecessary additions to...
Huge fluctuations can be caused by very few people who understand how the stock trading system works. It's all a man-made system:http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/aug/14/flash-crash-trader-navinder-singh-sarao-granted-bailhttp://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/20/flash-crash-trader-navinder-singh-sarao-loses-bail-appeal"Sarao was arrested last month after the US Department of Justice claimed he had made $40m (£27m) by “spoofing” financial markets, using...
There are cheaper options, here's a TB2 enclosure that you can put your own drives in:http://www.amazon.com/Akitio-Thunder2-Quad-enclosure-Thunderbolt/dp/B00LMON6Z4Put in 4x 4TB and it will cost about $150x4 + $359 = $959 for 16TB or $1918 for 32TB with two of them. You'd only save $718 using bare drives internally and that's if you don't pay for extra RAID cards or power supplies.External options give you unlimited expansion. If you run out of storage, just add another...
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