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 .
CCG Sellouts Help
June 18, 2008
The general malaise that has afflicted the American economy has had only “limited impact” on the games business.
Greatly Expands Venues to Include Retailers
June 17, 2008
Wizards of the Coast is effectively opening up Pre-Release tournaments to retail locations.