From 'ICv2 Guide #61'
December 1, 2008
These charts of the Top Five CCGs Over-all, Top Ten Hobby Channel CCGs, and Top Five Mass Channel CCGs reflect sales in August, September, and October.
'Reaping What They've Sown'
November 17, 2008
Kendall Swafford of Up Up & Away! in Cincinnati, Ohio saw the news about WizKids closing and Upper Deck layoffs and says he’s sorry that people are losing jobs, but the companies are “reaping what they've sown.”
State of the Gaming Industry Post-WizKids, More
November 12, 2008
We recently caught up with Wizards of the Coast CEO Greg Leeds to get his thoughts on the state of the market and the implications of the WizKids shutdown, where he expects to find growth for Magic and D&D , and how licensed and new properties fit into the company’s strategy.
'Pirate King' Debuts at #3
October 29, 2008
R.A. Salvatore’s The Pirate King , the second book in his Transitions Trilogy, set in the Forgotten Realms , debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list.
'Magic,' Board Games, Boys Toys Strong, D&D Insider Flagged
October 20, 2008
Hasbro announced earnings of 89¢ per share, with contributions in the quarter from CCGs, board games, Iron Man, Star Wars, and Transformers.
Plus ICv2 Bestseller Rankings
August 27, 2008
Board games and the big launch for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition kept the game category steady to up a little in the hobby channel in the second quarter.
Results in Job Cuts
August 19, 2008
Wizards of the Coast announced today that it is restructuring “to focus on key growth strategies for core brands,” which will result in job eliminations.
August 17, 2008
Gen Con Indy, North America ’s largest game show, went off without a hitch last weekend despite the challenges posed by a weak economy, high gas prices, and the Chapter 11 filing of the show’s organizer.
On Two Core Brands
July 29, 2008
WotC has announced a decision to refocus its publishing program on its two core brands.
Will Be Available Via Distributors
June 18, 2008
Retailers will receive their WotC Pre-Release product in the same way that they normally source MTG .