The quarterly ICv2 market report on game sales in the ICv2 Guide to Games #46 reported gains in all games segments over-all, but particularly strong sales at mass, with sales of the Pokemon TCG, in particular, described as 'on fire.'  Retailers reported mixed results with some finding sales up and others describing a flat or sluggish sales trend.


ICv2 interviewed several industry leaders for their opinions on the Leegins vs. PSKS Supreme Court decision and game publishers' policies and practices concerning online discounters. Interviewees (full interviews published on include Joe Hauck of WizKids (see 'Joe Hauck, EVP of WizKids on Internet Retailing'), Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande (see 'Jay Tummelson, Owner of Rio Grande Games, on Internet Retailing') and Loren Greenwood of Wizards of the Coast (see 'Loren Greenwood, President of Wizards of the Coast on Internet Retailing').


This issue of the ICv2 Guide also includes ICv2's best-in-the-business bestseller lists in five game categories, as always.  Here are the ICv2 Top Fives (longer lists are available in the magazine):


ICv2 Top Five CCGs



Magic: The Gathering


World of Warcraft


ICv2 Top Five CMGs

Star Wars CMG

Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures





ICv2 Top Five Non-Collectible Miniature Games

Warhammer 40,000




Dark Heavens Legends



ICv2 Top Five Board, Card, and Family Games

Settlers of Catan

Tide of Iron

Ticket to Ride


World of Warcraft


ICv2 Top Five RPGs

Dungeons & Dragons

Star Wars RPG

Warhammer Fantasy

World of Darkness



For info on how to get your copy of the ICv2 Guide #46--Games, with the full market reports, coverage of the Supreme Court decision, bestseller lists, and reviews, see 'ICv2 Releases 'ICv2 Guide to Games' #46.'