Smartphone and tablet games are growing fast while console games are losing share.
Editor’s Pick Game investments were red hot in the first half, but slowed after Zynga’s sinking market value crushed valuations.
Investors are worried about the U.S. retail game market. But overall game-industry sales are at $68 billion, growing 7 percent a year.
A new report from international market research firm Newzoo is highlighting the ever-increasing popularity of mobile gaming. According to the Mobile Games Trend Report, the number of Americans who play video games on their smartphone, tablet, or iPod Touch has surpassed 100 million.
The legacy of Nintendo’s Game Boy may not end with the 3DS, but two industry analysts suggest the Kyoto, Japan-based company’s line of portable video game players and its ilk may be past their prime.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 weren’t designed with a wide array of post-release revenue opportunities in mind, which has caused a number of video game publishers to implement slipshod measures such as online passes or subscription services. This won’t be an issue for the next generation of consoles, with analysts predicting future PlayStation and Xbox devices will provide the appropriate infrastructure for companies like Electronic Arts and Activision to double digital revenue.
Americans are spending 24 percent more on free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) this year than they did in 2010, according to a new market report from Newzoo.
Gamers are expected to spend billions of dollars in emerging markets this year such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to market researcher Newzoo, based in Amsterdam.