Stellar Performers in Solid Year
February 10, 2017
NPD Group, which tracks POS data from major retailers, revealed year-end numbers for U.S. toy sales in 2016, with strong performances for games and collectibles.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 26, 2017
This week, Thorne looks at another factor affecting consumers' decision-making.
2016 Continues Long-Running Trend
March 10, 2017
The hobby games business marked an astounding eighth consecutive year of growth in 2016, with the hobby channel growing around 10%, according to retailers, distributors, and publishers interviewed by ICv2 as sources for a report in the latest issue of ICv2's Internal Correspondence , #91.
Exclusive to ICv2 Pro
March 10, 2017
This chart of the Top 10 Graphic Novel Franchises reflects sales in all channels for Fall (September-December) 2016.
From ICv2's 'Internal Correspondence' #91
March 13, 2017
This chart of the ICv2 "Top 10 Manga Franchises" reflects sales in all channels for Fall 2016.
DVD Round-Up: 'SIng,' 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Live By Night,' 'Batman,' 'Newsreaders,' & 'Attack on Titan'
Week of March 21, 2017
March 19, 2017
This week’s home entertainment offerings include one of 2016’s most popular animated features, a big-budget video game movie starring Michael Fassbender, the third season of Batman: The Bold and the Brave on Blu-ray, the first collection of the Adult Swim black comedy Newsreaders , and a delightful anime parody of Attack on Titan .
With New E-Commerce Service: TCGPlayer Pro
March 20, 2017
TCGplayer has begun offering an e-commerce service, integrated with sales on its platform, for retail stores, the company announced at a Wednesday night presentation at GAMA Trade Show.
Sales Estimates for March Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data
April 10, 2017
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during March 2017.
April 13, 2017
USAopoly will release the Super Mario Level Up! Board Game , a $19.95 game for 3-6 players.
April 19, 2017
Asmodee, the parent company of Asmodee North America, had record sales and profits in 2016, with healthy organic growth as well as growth due to acquisition.