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1.The NPD Group: First Quarter 2021 U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Game Products Increased 30%
According to the Q1 2021 Games Market Dynamics: U.S.* report from The NPD Group, overall total consumer spending on video gaming in the U.S. totaled $14.92 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 (January - March), an increase of 30% compared to Q1 2020. Gains were seen across digital console and PC content, mobile and subscription spending, as well as across hardware and accessories categories. Content spending in Q1 reached $12.8 billion, an increase of 25%. Hardware and accessories also experienced double-digit percentage gains for the quarter, increasing 81% and 42%, respectively...

5/1/2021



2.Genius Brands Appoints Never Wrong Toys as Global Master Toy Partner for Hit Animated Series “Rainbo
Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq: GNUS) and Never Wrong Toys, a subsidiary of China’s leading toy manufacturer Markan Industrial Group Ltd., jointly announce the appointment of Never Wrong Toys as global master toy partner for the animated series, Rainbow Rangers, available for streaming now on Kartoon Channel!, and...

6/1/2021






Most-Viewed Articles (last 12 months)

1.GameStop Stock Comprehensive Coverage 2/1/2021
Update: 2/17/2021 Thursday: Robinhood, Citadel and Reddit CEOs to testify at GameStop House hearing.  . THURSDAY: GameStop hearing - LIVE at noon ET on ToyDirectory.com Kevin O'Leary: Don't criticize Robinhood until you try the app Massive lawsuit...

2/1/2021



2.Playing With Toys: How Much Better is it for Child Development Than Playing With iPad’s?
Experts agree that playing with toys is much better for young child (0 to 5 years of age) development than playing with ipad’s or other forms of electronic media: Free, unstructured play promotes interactions that boost vocabulary, nurture parent-child relationships, and encourage social skills and creativity...

10/1/2020



3.The GameStop Bubble is Both the Teacher & the Lesson. Can Wall Street Endure Online Learning?
The GameStop Bubble is Both the Teacher and the Lesson. But Can Wall Street Keep Up with Online Learning?...

1/1/2021







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1.Genius Brands Appoints Never Wrong Toys as Global Master Toy Partner for Hit Animated Series “Rainbo
Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq: GNUS) and Never Wrong Toys, a subsidiary of China’s leading toy manufacturer Markan Industrial Group Ltd., jointly announce the appointment of Never Wrong Toys as global master toy partner for the animated series, Rainbow Rangers, available for streaming now on Kartoon Channel!, and...

6/1/2021



2.The NPD Group: First Quarter 2021 U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Game Products Increased 30%
According to the Q1 2021 Games Market Dynamics: U.S.* report from The NPD Group, overall total consumer spending on video gaming in the U.S. totaled $14.92 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 (January - March), an increase of 30% compared to Q1 2020. Gains were seen across digital console and PC content, mobile and subscription spending, as well as across hardware and accessories categories. Content spending in Q1 reached $12.8 billion, an increase of 25%. Hardware and accessories also experienced double-digit percentage gains for the quarter, increasing 81% and 42%, respectively...

5/1/2021



3.GameStop Stock Comprehensive Coverage 2/1/2021
Update: 2/17/2021 Thursday: Robinhood, Citadel and Reddit CEOs to testify at GameStop House hearing.  . THURSDAY: GameStop hearing - LIVE at noon ET on ToyDirectory.com Kevin O'Leary: Don't criticize Robinhood until you try the app Massive lawsuit...

2/1/2021



4.TESTIMONY OF KEITH PATRICK GILL BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES
I did not solicit anyone to buy or sell the stock for my own profit. I did not belong to any groups trying to create movements in the stock price. I never had a financial relationship with any hedge fund. I had no information about GameStop except what was public. I did not know any people inside the company, and I never spoke to any insider...

2/1/2021



5.Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the following witnesses for the February 18 full Committee virtual hearing entitled: “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.”  Vlad Tenev, Chief Executive Officer, Robinhood Markets,...

2/1/2021



6.Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-Action TV
Mattel, and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures...

2/1/2021



7.GameStop Stock Reddit Explained 2/05/2021
        Reddit vs Wallstreet GameStop Stock Price  GME:NYSE 2/5/2021 1:59 PM EST 61.58 up +7.61 (+14.22%) It may not have been a Reddit rebellion against Wall Street according to JPMorgan global quantitative and derivatives strategy analyst Peng Cheng.  It was apparently Wall Street vs. Wall Street...

2/1/2021



8.The GameStop Bubble is Both the Teacher & the Lesson. Can Wall Street Endure Online Learning?
The GameStop Bubble is Both the Teacher and the Lesson. But Can Wall Street Keep Up with Online Learning?...

1/1/2021



9.Playing With Toys: How Much Better is it for Child Development Than Playing With iPad’s?
Experts agree that playing with toys is much better for young child (0 to 5 years of age) development than playing with ipad’s or other forms of electronic media: Free, unstructured play promotes interactions that boost vocabulary, nurture parent-child relationships, and encourage social skills and creativity...

10/1/2020



10.GameStop – can they build a bridge before they hit the abyss?
We all are familiar with the problems GameStop is facing...

1/1/2016



11.Tencent follows Sun Tzu and his Art of War is their bible
There are two retailers that clearly dominate the video game space –Tencent and GameStop...

6/1/2015



12.The Wii U is sinking – will it drag Nintendo down with it?
When the Wii was first released on November 19, 2006, people were a little sceptical...

9/1/2014



13.GameStop is Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Video game retail sales in the U.S. have been in the doldrums ever since they hit a high point back in 2009...

8/1/2014



14.Video Gamers are Deserting Retailers
Video games have been in the doldrums since 2008, at least as far as brick-and-mortar retail is concerned. However, if you drill down a little further, you will see that not all was bad...

10/1/2013



15.Happy Birds: May the Force be With You!
Latest data from The NPD Group, a global information company, reveals Angry Birds Star Wars as the best new toy license in the big five* European toy markets in 2013 so far (year to date July 2013)...

10/1/2013



16.GameStop better watch out – Galaxy 4 is coming to upset the video game applecart
Samsung is launching its Galaxy 4 smart phone with an unprecedented effort designed to wrest market dominance from the IPhone. Normally, this would not be something to worry GameStop...but the Galaxy 4 will pair with a game pad that has the potential of revolutionizing the video game space...

5/1/2013



17.Activision Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity
Activision/Blizzard, the world’s largest provider of video games, has been in the news lately. Firstly, their Call of Duty: Black Ops II game was not only the #1 game for the month of December; it was the #1 game for the whole of 2012. Secondly, their 2011 entry Skylanders has just broken the $500 million barrier at U.S. retail...

2/1/2013



18.The Changing Face of Gaming
Video game retail sales in the U.S. have been plunging since 2008, which would suggest that the industry is in the continuing throes of very significant and probably structural changes...

1/1/2013



19.Electronic Arts — a Very Subtle Transition
Like all other leading video game publishers, Electronic Arts is caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the fact that games are increasingly played on non-traditional devices such as smart phones and tablets; the hard place is that the platforms for traditional gaming — the Xbox and Playstation — are at the end of their life cycle...

12/1/2012



20.Rovio – Birds and Piggies Eat Competition
It does not happen too often that an unknown software company from a small European country becomes a major force in the toy space in one year. But this is exactly what happened in the case of Rovio...

11/1/2012



21.The Future of Gamestop
There is no question that GameStop has had a tough time of late. There are any number of reasons given – we are at the tail end of the last console cycle, there is a shift from consoles towards mobile phones and tablets, downloads are taking more and more share away from the brick—and—mortar retailers — but whatever the case may be, GameStop is struggling and the third quarter 2012 results just now published show no let-off in this pattern...

11/1/2012



22.The Decline of the Video Game Market
As the recent bankruptcy of the Game Group, UK’s largest video game retailer, demonstrates, the massive shift in consumer behavior is not just a theoretical issue to be debated in the air-conditioned comfort of executive suites. It is an issue that goes to the core of the business of each of the players in this space...

7/1/2012



23.Tablets and Smart Phones Invade the Video Game Space
It has become fairly clear of late that smart phones and tablets represent a real danger to the video game industry. With the release of the latest iPad these trends are beginning to accelerate...

4/1/2012



24.THQ – Digital Gaming's First Victim?
January was another terrible month for video games in the United States, at least at retail, confirming that not only will all future growth in the video game software space going to be in the digital area, but that retail sales of software, hardware and accessories will in fact decline...

3/1/2012




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