Only Small Number of Next-Gen Titles Will be Profitable

A new report warns that publishers could be left with empty pockets on many next-gen projects

According to the latest research from media analysts at Screen Digest, an "increasingly difficult environment" will mean return on investment on next-gen game projects is not likely to happen before 2008. Based on the sales required for single and multi-platform releases to cover development costs in the U.S. market, Screen Digest found that "only a tiny proportion of next generation titles are likely to achieve profitability in the near future."

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