Some momentum for the gaming crowd
The recent NPD figures reflect what our Fund II portfolio company Dreamcatcher Interactive (they are a video game publisher) is seeing in their chain. Despite the fits and starts with the new game system releases, the sector is seeing some life even as individual title prices being to moderate somewhat.
Speaking of sales, Dreamcatcher’s XBOX release of Painkiller is holding its own according to Gamespot, ranking #60 out of 1,166 XBOX games being tracked by that site. I saw one of the carriers was offering a Doom game version for your handset. Even if it’s only $8 for the download, I cannot imagine how you could actually see anything. Of course, my eyesight gets worse by the day; and the game is perhaps targeted at a slightly younger demographic.
But, given our investment in Airborne Entertainment, it is still probably worth buying and trying ;-).