• Worldwide digital games market: June 2017

    July 24th, 2017

    The worldwide digital video games market grew 12% year-over-year in June. The PC segment continues its hard comparison to last year’s Overwatch release period, dropping 16% year-over-year. Social continues to decline as well, with revenue dropping 5%. In contrast, mobile continues its climb, growing 17% year-over-year. Free-to-play MMO and pay-to-play MMO grew 15% and 6%, respectively. Console grew […]

  • ANALYSIS: Initial thoughts on Overwatch League details

    July 12th, 2017

    Activision Blizzard (ATVI) just released more information league franchise. What Initially seven teams have bought in: (1) Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group and New England Patriots (a highly successful American football team for the non-Americans out there) (Boston), (2) Jeff Wilpon, co-founder and partner of Sterling VC and COO of the […]

  • China Weekly, July 11: esports has an Olympic-sized problem

    July 12th, 2017

    Tencent criticized by government-backed media for luring underage gamers after launching playtime limit for children. Tencent recently added stricter parental control for its 2017 mobile wonder Honour of Kings, aiming at limiting underage usage since it’s now the summer break in China. However, the action did not waive the company from getting bombed by People’s […]

  • Destiny 2 projected to sell 3 million digital units on PC in the first 3 months

    July 11th, 2017

    Newly released forecasting analysis from SuperData Research shows the title becoming the best-selling premium PC game since Overwatch New York, NY July 12, 2017 – By analyzing historical data and their proprietary analytics-based metric system, SuperData Research, the leading provider of marketing intelligence for the playable-media and digital-games industry, estimates that Destiny 2 will sell […]

  • China Weekly, June 20: Tencent’s investment in Ourpalm for $70M

    June 20th, 2017

    Hero Interactive announced publishing NBA Live Mobile; NetEase OnMyoJi will enter Korean market soon and while Tencent deepens its connection in its homeland. Ourpalm received Tencent’s¥480M investment; the company currently is worth ¥24B. The creator of basketball mobile title Freestyle, Ourpalm, announced that Tencent has just invested $70M in the mobile and web game maker. […]

  • Here’s why Amazon’s purchase of WholeFoods might be good news for GameStop.

    June 20th, 2017

    The decline of retail has been a favorite topic for many analysts. The accelerating downturn at the hands of online commerce and the digitalization of content has shifted investor sentiment away from the once revered last hand shake of consumerism. “Retail is over,” and all that. So I imagine there must have been more than […]

  • #E32017 highlights: Ubisoft & Sony

    June 13th, 2017

    UBISOFT A top-notch release slate that combines corporate and creative courage. As far as ‘winning E3 goes’ Ubisoft stole the show this year. Its exclusive collaboration with Nintendo for the Switch, titled Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, was an instant crowd favorite. It also suggests that Nintendo may be willing to consider more collaborations in […]

  • #E32017 highlights: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda

    June 12th, 2017

    Electronic Arts Strong line-up for the sports fans and a few careful bets. Of the eight titles that EA showcased this year, most build on existing franchises. Key take-away  was the strength of the company’s digital strategy focused on engagement and monetization. EA’s sports titles will all offer single-player game play modes–The One for NBA […]

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