News Releases

2017

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES REPORTS ON EMERGING PC GAMERS

May 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Market analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued a series of new research products focused on the emerging PC game consumer. These are younger game consumers that would like to play more high-end games on PC but are currently limited by hardware performance. These consumers are most likely to buy high-end PCs and accessories in the near future and will be a primary source of growth for the game market in general. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES FORECASTS FOR MAJOR GAMES OF 2017

April 24, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Market analyst firm DFC Intelligence has released the latest series of reports in its subscription game forecasting service that takes a look at the outlook for upcoming major PC and console games for 2017 and beyond. This service looks at 250 games scheduled for release on PC and the major console systems from April until the end of 2017. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES LATEST FORECASTS ON GLOBAL VIDEO GAME MARKET, PROJECTS SOFTWARE
TO PASS $100B BY 2021

March 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Video Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued its latest forecast for the global video game market that increases its overall outlook for the market driven by greater than expected growth in mobile games. In 2016 mobile game software sales was the fastest growing segment, and by 2021 mobile games are expected to account for $48 billion in revenue, nearly half of total game sales that are expected to pass $100 billion in 2021. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES REPORTS ON PC GAME HARDWARE & UPCOMING GAME SOFTWARE FOR 2017

February 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Market analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued a series of new products and services focused on the video game and PC game hardware and software industry.  These products include a new report on gamer PC hardware, a new service on upcoming video games and an iOS app designed for the game development community. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES LATEST FORECASTS ON NINTENDO SWITCH

January 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Video Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued a new brief with forecasts for the Nintendo Switch game system scheduled to launch March 3 of this year. Current forecasts for the system are to obtain cumulative hardware unit sales of 40 million by the end of 2020. (Read More)

2016

OUR TAKE ON KEY HOLIDAY 2016 TRENDS

December 5, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The latest DFC Intelligence Worldwide Video Game Forecasts presented a strong growth scenario for the overall game industry through the next five years. However, one area where the optimism has been tempered is the console video game market. While DFC has raised its forecast for the Nintendo Switch, forecasts for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been lowered. (Read More)

BATTLEFIELD 1 CRUSHES DICE’S PAST HIT GAMES

October 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Based on the performance of Battlefield 1, which officially launched October 21, there is great reason to be optimistic about holiday 2016 and well into 2017. DFC believes that the good news is console game usage is stronger than ever. Early numbers from DFC tracking are suggesting EA could have a huge hit on its hands. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE’S LATEST FORECASTS ON GLOBAL VIDEO GAME MARKET, ESTIMATES SOFTWARE TO REACH $98B BY 2020

October 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Video Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued its latest forecast for the global video game market indicating that growth in the game industry is being driven by digital sales of games and high-end hardware. In 2016 overall game software sales are expected to be up 8% to $79 billion. This is despite a slowdown in sales of packaged game software. By 2020, global video game software sales is expected to reach $98 billion with a CAGR of over 5%. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE & WOODSIDE CAPITAL PARTNERS PRESENT THEIR GAME INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

August 29, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence and Woodside Capital Partners are pleased to be partnering on a series of new research reports examining the video game industry. The first report, Game Industry Overview, delves into key trends and presents strategic observations on the games business. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE ISSUES LATEST REPORT ON GLOBAL PC GAME MARKET – FORECASTS SEGMENT TO REACH $40B BY 2020

August 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Electronic Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued a new report titled, The PC Game Market: Asia, North America and Europe, which forecasts that the global market for games on personal computers will grow from $30 billion in 2015 to over $40 billion by 2020. The greatest growth is expected to be in Asia and emerging markets but the established markets in Europe and North America are also seeing strong growth driven by high-end games, virtual reality systems and the emergence of eSports. (Read More)

CAN SUPERCELL LIVE UP TO ITS HEFTY $10B PRICE TAG

July 8, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Tencent Holdings Ltd’s recent acquisition of mobile game developer Supercell Oy naturally raised many eyebrows, not just for its $10 billion valuation, but also how it was really driven by one game, Clash of Clans. The idea that a single game can be worth so much will of course attract all kinds of investor interest to the game space, with many investors looking to win the lottery by betting on the next big title. (Read More)

THE KIDS MARKET COULD BE NINTENDO’S SECRET TO SUCCESS IN 2017

June 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence believes the under-12 market may be the lost console generation and this demographic represents a significant opportunity for game console and software companies. Nintendo Co. Ltd. has tremendous opportunity to capitalize due to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s success with and focus on the PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp.’s multiple missteps with Xbox One, plus poor support in leveraging the hit Minecraft with a younger market. (Read More)

MICROSOFT PULLS A WII U WITH XBOX ONE

June 20, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The biggest E3 surprise of 2016 was clearly Microsoft Corp. announcing a new console system for release in holiday 2017. It was no surprise that Microsoft was working on something like what is now officially known as Project Scorpio. Rumors about such new hardware are always floating in the air and are what drive excitement in the game category. The surprise was that Microsoft announced Project Scorpio at the same time they announced a fairly compelling new version of their existing Xbox One console, the Xbox Slim which will release August 2016. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE RELEASES NEW FORECASTS FOR GLOBAL VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

April 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – A series of new reports from DFC Intelligence examine growth prospects for the worldwide video game industry. The reports forecast that the global video game industry will surpass $100 billion in 2018. This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games on smartphones and tablets as well as spending on dedicated game hardware. It does not include spending on gaming PCs, tablets or other multi-purpose devices. (Read More)

NEW DFC REPORT: THE BUSINESS OF VIDEO GAMES

April 5, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence is pleased to announce the launch of a major new industry report, The Business of Video Games. This 300 page report consists of a complete overview of historical and current game industry trends and is designed to help companies identify potential opportunities in the rapidly growing game space. The report looks at the entire value chain of the game industry from developers to distributors and also analyzes the growing service provider and hardware manufacturing opportunities. (Read More)

PLAYSTATION 4 EXPECTED TO SURPASS 100 MILLION IN SALES

February 24, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence just released its new forecasts for the video game console market through 2020, and if you have been following our briefs over the past few months it should come as no surprise that the PlayStation 4 is expected to command a dominant position over the next five years. In 2015, the PlayStation 4 matched DFC’s forecast released this time last year while the Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii U fell slightly short. DFC is now forecasting that the PlayStation 4 will join the elite club of console systems that sell over 100 million hardware units during its lifespan. (Read More)

2015

AGGRESSIVE PRICING HELPS PS4 TAKE COMMANDING LEAD IN CONSOLES

December 11, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence has been forecasting that the PlayStation 4 would be the clear leader in this generation of game systems. The one market that was fairly competitive was the United States. For the past year, the Xbox One had been slowly gaining ground on the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. This changed in late October when Sony announced a significant price cut for the PlayStation 4. Like last year’s holiday price cut for the Xbox One, this resulted in soaring sales and SCEA announced that Black Friday sales were the best in PlayStation console history – thanks in part to a weekend promotion of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection 500GB PS4 Bundle at $299. (Read More)

RESEARCH PACKAGES SPECIAL

December 2, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – For a limited time through December 31st, your firm can lock in some of the biggest discounts on research packages from one of the most respected market research companies in the games industry, DFC Intelligence.  (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE TURNS ON THE RESEARCH FIREHOSE FOR SECOND HALF OF 2015

July 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The new Firehose option from DFC Intelligence allows firms to get all DFC reports, including detailed Excel spreadsheets for a reasonable annual price based on the company’s size and budget. Clients can now have access to the multiple briefs, forecasts and analysis that DFC publishes on a regular basis throughout the year.  There is also the option to add analyst access so that companies can talk directly to DFC team members. (Read More).

DFC INTELLIGENCE FORECASTS GLOBAL VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE INDUSTRY TO REACH $100B IN 2019

May 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – A series of new reports from DFC Intelligence examine growth prospects for the worldwide video game software industry. The reports forecast that the global video game industry will reach $100 billion by 2019. However, this revenue is likely to be extremely fragmented among many market segments. This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games but does not include hardware spending. (Read More)

2014

STUDY INDICATES CORE PC GAMERS ARE BUYING PREMIUM HARDWARE BRANDS

December 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Market research firm DFC Intelligence released results from a major survey of core PC gamers conducted in conjunction with Raptr, a leading online service for PC gamers. The survey involved nearly 14,000 core PC gamers around the world, more than three quarters of whom reside outside North America. One of the key findings of the survey was that PC gamers prefer to use premium hardware, which is in line with the growth of PC hardware and accessories that DFC has been tracking for more than a decade. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE FORECASTS GLOBAL VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE INDUSTRY TO REACH $100 BILLION IN 2018

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence has announced that for the second time this year they are significantly raising their 5-year video game forecast. Overall game software revenue is expected to go from $64 billion in 2014 to $100 billion in 2018. This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games, but does not include hardware spending on game devices. (Read More)

MOBILE GAME FORECASTING SERVICE LAUNCHED BY DFC INTELLIGENCE

May 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Priori Data they are launching the Mobile Game Forecasting Service that will allow companies to generate revenue scenarios for new products based on the most recent usage data. This service is custom tailored to each client’s needs and can forecast titles down to a platform level for over 30 countries. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE FORECASTS GLOBAL VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY TO REACH $96B IN 2018

February 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – DFC Intelligence has announced it is significantly raising its 5-year video game forecasts based on the late 2013 market performance. Overall revenue is expected to go from $68 billion in 2013 to $96 billion in 2018. This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games and also includes hardware spending on dedicated game devices. (Read More)

DFC INTELLIGENCE REPORT SHOWS CORE PC GAME USAGE INCREASED IN 2013

January 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – According to the new Core PC Game Usage report from DFC Intelligence, core PC game play outside Asia increased slightly in 2013 versus 2012. This was despite the fact that few major titles were released in 2013. (Read More)