We license Madden 2000 and a host of other games from erts for color gameboy as well as road rash for N64 (the developer of which we acquired). Although erts outbid us for wcw, we have no hard feelings. Besides, we're gonna eat their lunch for xmas with wwf.
Mr. Bailey is right to remind us that if Wrestlemania sells extra well then THQ will get extra profits under the arrangement with JAKK. Did Farrell pull off a fast one?
calmdotcalm, you forgot one--besides Road Rash and all the EA Sports titles, we also are releasing EA's Nuclear Strike, which should ship tomorrow.
bbro, thanks for the cc--man, 100 copies, that's a frenzy in aisle seven.
<<I believe knowing what investors in THQI know, that shorts are just being stubborn. It's human nature to think oneself is correct in their thought process.>>
Heuchera, I think you are right. Besides that, I think professional shorts are bearish in nature and that leads them to think that the overall market might collapse and bail them out of any bad bets. Great chess metaphor btw.
<<THQI is for all intents and purposes a 2 product company (WWF, Rugrats). Sorry folks, Ricky Carmichael, Sinisatar, Road Rash, etc. all turning out to be dogs.>>
And to think, in 1996 one would've said that THQ was a one-product company--Toy Story Gameboy. Now the sequel is only our fifth most important game this quarter. Face it, the growth this company has put on the board is phenomenal and it doesn't look like it is slowing down. Look at the lineup for next year--it is not N64 reliant like this year's is. And please, for honesty's sake, admit that WWF Smackdown will outsell Wrestlemania. And be far more profitable. Oh, you might also admit that 5 Rugrats skus this Christmas is going to blow away Rugrats revenues on 2 undershipped skus last Christmas. If Motocross is a dog, why is it coming out on multiple platforms next year? As for Sinistar and the N64 titles from last quarter. No kidding. It's totally in the price. It's also ridiculous to not admit the amazing GBC sales THQ will rack up this quarter. What do we have, nine releases or so, plus reorders of Rugrats movie and Bug's Life? Wow, serious bucks and better margins than N64. Hahahahaha.