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THQ FY 2011 results - uDraw is coming to PS3 and 360 this holiday

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http://investor.thq.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96376&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1558918&highlight=

"THQ posted strong fourth quarter results primarily driven by the success of Homefront," said THQ President and CEO Brian Farrell. "We have already shipped 2.6 million units, a solid start for this new franchise, which kicks off the strongest pipeline of AAA core games in our history. We also continued to grow the uDraw franchise with the successful international debut of this compelling new tablet. Today, I am pleased to announce that we plan to bring exclusively designed uDraw GameTablets to Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 platforms this holiday."

Farrell continued, "We expect to generate significant growth, profitability and cash in fiscal 2012, driven by the latest installments of multi-million unit selling franchises, Saints Row, Red Faction, Warhammer 40,000, MX vs. ATV, UFC, WWE, and uDraw. We are creating a digital ecosystem for each of these games that will continue to keep consumers engaged and generate additional revenue opportunities beyond the initial retail sale. We also continue to aggressively invest in our digital initiatives, including online social and mobile offerings as well as our Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online MMO."

Life to date, THQ's new owned IP, Homefront, has shipped 2.6 million units. For the month of March 2011, Homefront was the #1 title on Xbox 360 and the #3 title on PS3, in the US and the top five European markets1. Homefront remains the best-selling week-one new console release in 2011 in the UK. 1Source: NPD (Total US Market, March 2011); GfK (Euro 5, March 2011)

In fiscal 2011, THQ shipped:
1.7 million units of theuDraw GameTablet,
4 million units of WWE branded videogames: SmackDown(R) vs. Raw(R) 2011 and WWE All Stars, and
3 million units of UFC(R) Undisputed(TM) 2010.




from conference call:
WH40k MMO set for next fiscal year.
uDraw tablets are "High Definition".
new Homefront multiplayer demo announced
Metro 2033 Last Light officially announced for next year. Devil's Third and Darksiders 2 also mentioned for next fiscal year.

QA:
THQ on new Nitnendo console: "We are excited about the prospect of new hardware next year and look forward to working on that system."

Homefront was profitable.
 

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Finally X360/PS3 owners can stop port begging in the Wii uDraw threads
 

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Ha! I thought that THQ said they'd collaborated with Nintendo on uDraw, but that must have just been the Wii-specific tablet. Will be interesting to see if this is any more successful than their last Wii --> Multiplatform effort (de Blob).
 
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Cosmonaut X said:
Ha! I thought that THQ said they'd collaborated with Nintendo on uDraw, but that must have just been the Wii-specific tablet. Will be interesting to see if this is any more successful than their last Wii --> Multiplatform effort (de Blob).
Yeah, but I remember Ubisoft mentioning something similar with their Wii Camera... that was also included with a PC version of Your Shape...
 

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Wii was their biggest platform last year. Interesting.

No Retribution numbers. :/
 

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I hope it's a enhanced tablet for the HD consoles more like the PC drawing tablets
 

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onQ123 said:
I hope it's a enhanced tablet for the HD consoles more like the PC drawing tablets
Heh that's wishful thinking. They'd want to keep cost down, you want get anything that is high quality.

I'm not sure porting uDraw to 360/ps3 will bring them much success (de Blob 2 being multiplatform didn't help that game much :( ) but who knows.

Edit : WTH every platform dropped for them except the wii?
 

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Alrus said:
Edit : WTH every platform dropped for them except the wii?
UFC 2009 was huge for them, they didn't have anything to cover that, UFC 2010 sold much worse.
 

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from conference call:
WH40k MMO set for next fiscal year.
uDraw tablets are "High Definition".
new Homefront multiplayer demo announced
 

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Metro 2033 Last Light officially announced for next year. Devil's Third and Darksiders 2 also mentioned for next fiscal year.
 

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How the hell did uDraw do well? It has like four pieces of software that uses it...

People will buy any old shit I guess.
 

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THQ on new Nitnendo console: "We are excited about the prospect of new hardware next year and look forward to working on that system."
 

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Drkirby said:
Despite what gaf wishes the Wii games sell quiet well?
Isn't uDraw a $99 game? That's a lot of revenue at 1.7M, even assuming that publsher only gets 50-60% from that.
 

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Isn't uDraw a $99 game? That's a lot of revenue at 1.7M, even assuming that publsher only gets 50-60% from that.
it was $69 but now you can get it for $40
 

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I question the wisdom of pursuing demos and DLC for Homefront when, as far as I can tell, its basically fallen off a cliff in terms of MP enthusiasm. Poor QA led to a terrible product on launch, and you know what they say about first impressions...

Major Nelson said:
LIVE Activity for week of March 14

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops
2 Modern Warfare 2
3 Halo: Reach
4 FIFA Soccer 11
5 NBA 2K11
6 Homefront
7 GTA IV
8 Dragon Age 2
9 Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
10 Call of Duty 4
11 Call of Duty: WaW
12 Gears of War 2
13 Halo 3
14 Red Dead Redemption
15 Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
16 NHL 11
17 Madden NFL 11
18 Forza Motorsport 3
19 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3
20 Fallout: New Vegas

LIVE Activity for week of April 11

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops
2 Modern Warfare 2
3 Halo: Reach
4 FIFA Soccer 11
5 NBA 2K11
6 GTA IV
7 Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
8 Gears of War 2
9 Call of Duty 4
10 Call of Duty: WaW
11 Red Dead Redemption
12 Halo 3
13 Crysis 2
14 NHL 11
15 Homefront
16 Forza Motorsport 3
17 Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
18 Madden NFL 11
19 Fallout: New Vegas
20 Left 4 Dead 2
Source: Major Nelson

Those are pretty lagging indicators, but things don't look very rosy on PC either...

Current Players Peak Today Game

29,800 66,954 Counter-Strike
24,680 61,612 Counter-Strike: Source
13,884 34,435 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer
11,288 26,515 Call of Duty Black Ops - Multiplayer
10,970 27,032 Football Manager 2011
8,478 15,834 Sid Meier's Civilization V
7,770 14,108 Team Fortress 2
5,438 12,265 Portal 2
5,187 10,766 Left 4 Dead 2
4,712 9,675 Total War SHOGUN 2
3,396 9,329 Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
2,838 6,165 Empire: Total War
2,813 5,647 Call of Duty Black Ops
2,795 7,648 Mount&Blade: Warband
2,176 5,177 Garry's Mod
2,125 4,320 Dawn of War II - Retribution
2,043 5,370 Condition Zero
2,019 5,669 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
2,000 4,783 RIFT
1,901 4,366 Fallout New Vegas
1,528 3,166 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
1,507 3,432 Football Manager 2010
1,338 3,063 Napoleon: Total War
1,312 3,784 Day of Defeat: Source
1,230 1,733 Plants vs. Zombies
1,127 2,348 Killing Floor
1,121 2,276 Portal
1,091 2,920 Borderlands
895 1,965 Left 4 Dead
860 1,838 Mafia II
735 1,617 Football Manager 2009
686 1,463 Magicka
673 1,469 Half-Life 2
651 1,489 Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
620 1,376 Darkspore
582 1,301 Grand Theft Auto IV
556 1,218 Dragon Age II
555 1,178 Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
537 1,078 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
511 1,100 Counter-Strike: Source Beta
495 1,178 HOMEFRONT
Source: Steam

At this point I would rather THQ direct their efforts on the sequel, rather than trying to squeeze profits that simply aren't there. Dedicating resources towards DLC that may take up to six months to materialize, for a game that has already dwindled into insignificance in terms of player support, is throwing money down a well.
 

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miladesn said:
THQ on new Nitnendo console: "We are excited about the prospect of new hardware next year and look forward to working on that system."
Funny, anyone remember this ...not long ago too..

THQ says that they don't want a PS4/XBOX720 Generation just yet

What if Sony and Microsoft were to turn around tomorrow and announce the arrival of PS4 and Xbox 720 within three years? For THQ core games boss Danny Bilson, that would be a disaster.

"It would be horrible," Bilson told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview published today. "But I think they all know our model's broken anyway.
....unless they just meant new Sony or Microsoft systems so other Next gen system are A-oK with them or something.
 

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Totobeni said:
Funny, anyone remember this ...not long ago too..

THQ says that they don't want a PS4/XBOX720 Generation just yet

....unless they just meant new Sony or Microsoft systems so other Next gen system are A-oK with them or something.
It obviously ties in with the rumours and indications that the new Nintendo system is going to be a less-than-full-gen leap, and that it should be easy to up-port current-gen titles to.

THQ - and most other publishers, I'd imagine - would be very unhappy with another massive leap forward and all the costs entailed therein, but to have a new platform where they can bring their current multiplat games in "enhanced" form for (relatively) little extra outlay? Probably quite appealing.