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  • twitter----/jiyunaJP/status/513208065722572800/photo/1

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    Tokyo Game Show notes

    by ceedan850 Sep 19, 2014 7:50 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader 22 hours ago Flag

    The Tritton brand encompasses console headsets, although there are examples where a Tritton product can be used with a PC/Mobile platform.

    Saitek is flight sim (with the exception of a few SKUs)

    Mad Catz is PC headsets and PC/Console/Mobile peripheral devices as well as the MOJO console (and a catch-all for other misc SKU's as well).

    As recently as a few years ago, Cyborg was MCZ's PC Headset/Input peripheral brand, but that name was dropped and those products rebranded as Mad Catz.

  • "Destiny Sells 2.4 Million Units First Week in US, PS4 and XBox One Sales Jump More Than 200%

    by William D'Angelo, 9/19/2014

    The Destiny success story continues with 2.43 million units sold in the US in its first week. That is the biggest opening of the year and the biggest for a new IP in gaming history.

    Destiny sold the most units for the PlayStation 4 with 1,074,010 units, followed by the Xbox One with 846,613 units sold. The seventh generation consoles have lagged behind. The game managed to sell 354,620 units on the Xbox 360 and 154,432 units on the PlayStation 3.

    The game also helped push sales for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales jumped 262 percent to 162,354 units, while the Xbox One saw sales increase 208 percent to 105,437 units. Even the seventh generation consoles saw a slight bump in sales. The Xbox 360 sold 17,821 units, a 37 percent increase week-over-week, while PlayStation 3 sales increase 57 percent to 12,502 units.

    These sales figure come after Sony announced that Destiny pushed PlayStation 4 sales to its highest week in 2014. Publisher Activision also announced earlier this week the game made $325 million in just five days."

    I think Sony and Microsoft (and Nintendo too) are going to sell a heck of a lot of consoles over the next 4 months. Solid sales by multi-player shooters such as Destiny should help sell a lot of headsets as well.

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    And here's a random thought...

    by microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:30 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 4:44 PM Flag

    Or several products that are of better than average popularity.

    Per the last 10k GameStop (11%) and Amazon (13%) accounted for 24% of fy14 gross revenues. Assuming that number was consistent across all four quarters, that would account for roughly $4.3M (bulk of that US I'm guessing) of the $18.0M which leaves $13.7M coming from I have no idea where. I believe MCZ's EMEA retail presence is stronger than its Americas presence, but I'd have to dig through the documentation to verify.

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    And here's a random thought...

    by microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:30 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 4:33 PM Flag

    Correction: The above shouldn't say "average $50 retail price pre item", it should say "average $50 wholesale price per item", which could equate anywhere from $65 to $100 or higher at retail.

  • microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    Point taken regarding gross number of attendees, but I would imagine that larger numbers indicate a healthier gaming market overall which should translates into higher industry sales. I'm just hoping for a little trickle down! As far as the stock volume goes, hard to say what the heck is going on. MCZ is outperforming both Turtle Beach (HEAR) and Skullcandy (SKUL) on a 6 month basis.

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    And here's a random thought...

    by microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:30 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:36 PM Flag

    And as a follow up thought, do you think DR will ever have a change of heart regarding his internet sales strategy, and re-embrace the big box chain stores? What will happen to gross revenues if he does, at least over the short term?

  • microcaptrader by microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:30 PM Flag

    In order to sell $18.0 million worth of merchandise in a quarter, assuming an average $50 retail price per item, MCZ needs to sell 4,000 items per day for 90 days. When you have product in Walmart's 3,273 US Supercenters, Target's 1,795 US stores, Best Buy's 1055 US stores, GameStop's 6100 US stores, etc., etc., etc. that doesn't sound like it would really be THAT much of a problem. When you have no product in the majority of those chains, and very little in the remainder, can internet sales pick up the slack? Anybody believe Gameshark is moving $200,000 in merchandise a day?

  • microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 3:06 PM Flag

    Here you go Dott...

    wikipedia---/wiki/GaymerX
    "GaymerX (formerly GaymerCon) is a fan facing, LGBT-oriented gaming and geek culture, or gaymer, convention, with panels primarily focused on LGBT issues and debates in the gaming industry, founded by Matt Conn."

    Seems there is something for everybody.

  • microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 2:55 PM Flag

    Micro's are taking a beat down today. I hope that's not the prelude to an entire market sell-off!

  • but it seems as if MCZ has attended a large number of shows/expos/cons this quarter. Gamescom, PAX Prime, Tokyo Game Show are three than immediately come to mind. Those three events alone had a combined attendance of over 675k in 2013. Anybody tracking how many shows MCZ has attended and the attendance level at each show, and how that may have changed from last year to this year? How many "passionate" gamers do you have to get in front of in order to top 2q13's $17.8 million in revenue?

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    Catz put out there CTRL I AT THE TOKYO GAME SHOW

    by joey71440 Sep 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 1:28 PM Flag

    I noticed you didn't answer the question. And who the fsck says porridge? Are you both British and 100 years old?

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    Bring it down to the .40's please!

    by stipnomelane Sep 19, 2014 12:32 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 1:02 PM Flag

    I'm with you Stip. I liked the stock at 60, I'll love it at 40. I'll nibble all the way down.

  • microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 12:29 PM Flag

    The crazy thing I've noticed about this stock is that it can trade at 55 cents one day, and 70 cents a few days later on no news. I'll let the traders worry about the short term fluctuations. I'm here for the long term, big percentage gains.

  • microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    I'm not sure where that GeoTHERM info and date came from in my cut and paste. The article itself is dated September 18th, 2014.

  • Reply to

    Catz put out there CTRL I AT THE TOKYO GAME SHOW

    by joey71440 Sep 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 12:10 PM Flag

    Have you ever experienced head trauma or a prolonged lack of Oxygen at some point in your life E? You remind me of Gary Busey. (No offense to Mr. Busey!)

  • "In a new report from Transparency Market Research, the geothermal market is said to be in great shape and consolidation and growth are forecasted for the coming years.

    GeoTHERM - Expo & Congress, Offenburg, Germany - Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2013

    Transparency Market Research, in its latest research report states, the global geothermal power generation market will grow significantly, as it was valued at US$2.5 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach a figure of US$8.9 billion by 2019. The report, “Geothermal Power Generation Market for Dry Steam, Flash Steam, Binary Cycle Technology – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019” states, that market for geothermal power generation will grow at a CAGR of 23.58%.

    Geothermal power generation market is leading the energy sector in the present economy. The market positioning of geothermal power generation is impeccable as it is the only form of renewable electricity production process which can achieve high capacity utilization and supply base load. Owning to these factors the geothermal power generation market can thus compete with convention and non-conventional sources of energy.

    The biggest market drivers for the global geothermal power generation market are policy frameworks such as renewable energy certificates, feed in tariffs, soft loans for geothermal resources development, and renewable purchase obligations by utilities. On the other hand, stringent environmental protection laws, regulations regarding groundwater pollution, and land ownership laws are some of the market restraints that are making geothermal power generation walk the tightrope."
    [...]

    You can read the rest of the article at:

    thinkgeoenergy----/archives/19844

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    anyone buying into to this general market,

    by hieronymous_blat Sep 19, 2014 9:46 AM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 19, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    The small and microcaps sure seem to be taking it on the chin this week. Most the stock I follow seem to be in a slow, low volume, downward spiral.

  • Reply to

    Catz put out there CTRL I AT THE TOKYO GAME SHOW

    by joey71440 Sep 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 18, 2014 11:15 PM Flag

    Possessive its has no apostrophe.

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    Some random MCZ and Mad Catz thoughts.....

    by uptabdowntab Sep 17, 2014 1:53 PM
    microcaptrader microcaptrader Sep 17, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    And another thing, regarding large holders and the like; if we assume that the big buyer behind the couple of million share plus days in the recent past had/has a plan, and that plan includes using those shares in some way to manipulate the stock price, at current volumes, those shares purchased will last a very long time. No 5% holder needed. Just now, after inching up all day, a 10k share sell knocked the bid all the way back down to .5088. It can be very demoralizing to sit and watch that kind of activity (and another reason why sitting and watching daily stock price fluctuations if a bad thing for an investor to so), and I believe that is likely the point. I still agree with your earlier post that all-in-all, the effort will prove futile and be a money loser (unless of course a buyout at a reduced price is the goal).

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