• Can Overwatch remain esports’ big winner in 2018?

    December 14th, 2017

    On December 7th, 2017 Overwatch was named the best esports game of 2017 during The Game Awards show, an annual ceremony for outstanding achievement in video games industry. In only 18 months Overwatch has earned millions of dollars, attracted millions of players worldwide and gained a widely supported esports league with $3.5M in total prize […]

  • Worldwide digital games market: October 2017

    November 30th, 2017

    Digital games revenue grows 15% worldwide in October. Players spent $8.5 billion across console, mobile and PC in October, up from $7.4 billion in the same month last year. Growth was underpinned by a 28% jump in premium PC thanks to Destiny 2’s successful BattleNet launch, and the continued blockbuster hit of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds. Gains were […]

  • Analyst Op-Ed: EA’s hated Battlefront II Loot Boxes may lead to regulation

    November 27th, 2017

    Following Battlefront II, gaming executives may be getting a lump of coal in their loot boxes this holiday season The loot boxes that accompanied the release of Star Wars Battlefront II (NASDAQ: EA) may likely be the last straw for gamers and regulators. Both are fed up with with purchasable “loot boxes” (i.e., packs of […]

  • Battlefront II goofed, but gamers are still spending more on additional content

    November 21st, 2017

    By now, no one needs an introduction to the raging gamer hatred toward Battlefront II. While the vitriol is nothing new for Electronic Arts, who has a long history of inciting ire, distrust, and downright hate among its consumers, Battlefront II is the poster child of a new and uncomfortable growing pain for the games […]

  • Wolfenstein II goes against the mainstream to great success

    November 6th, 2017

    In only five days since its release, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus  has already sold over 140K units on PC. It took the previous game in the series, Wolfenstein: The New Order, two weeks to get to that number after hitting the shelves in May 2014. Not only is Wolfenstein II: New Colossus outperforming its […]

  • 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 […]

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