uhh are you trying to say that their net income in the end was $6 million? for a company bringing in $162 million that doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. that shows they are almost entirely relying on investor funding and are making little themselves. when you factor in operating expenses, payroll, legal fees and all the stuff a company has to pay for, that doesn't leave a whole lot for developmenet purposes. Then add the fact their development budget is stretched between several games....
that doesn't paint a good picture for PWE overall
and keep in mind its the customers a company untimately answers to, not the shareholders. because its the customers that provide your income. few customers = low income = angry shareholders = loss of investments. a companies job is to keep its customers happy first.
The fact that they only had $6 million in income doesn't mean they don't have $40 million in cash reserves built-up from several years. Remember, they had the $50 million dollars available to buy Cryptic - they've also been repurchasing their Stock over the last few years: 4 million shares, IIRC. Also, keep in mind that 162 was Net Income - after all expenses. Their Gross Income was $474 million - which means they have around $40 million per month to deal with development and other expenses.