Insightful market analysis and forecasting without the hype, overpromising and spin…

DFC Intelligence was established in 1994 and its core team has over 100 years of combined experience in the game and digital media industry. DFC has done major research and consulting projects for most of the largest companies involved in the industry. Over 300 companies in over 30 countries worldwide have bought our syndicated research reports and or engaged our consulting an advisory programs

In addition to our own internal gaming panel that we regularly survey for insights into trends, opinion, usage and emerging opportunities, DFC Intelligence partners with leading data providers.  We can provide full or summarizations of complex data sets to help investors, executives, and decision makers make high-level strategic moves.  DFC avoids the latest hype and helps clients understand avoid pitfalls and find the real market opportunities.

Video Game Market Segmentation

The DFC Intelligence team has experience in all aspects of
digital media from development through distribution.  Our focus is
on helping decision makers understand what the data is telling
us about these fast-moving markets.

Our Offerings


Syndicated market studies offered to general industry

Market Surveys

Custom surveys as well as off-the-shelf available as individual or a full program

Subscription Programs

Annual data and report programs, customized for clients

Consulting Engagements

Driven by client requirements, quantitative, qualitative, strategic

Data Analysis

Deep data analysis of key products, markets, games, shipments, etc

Market Forecasting

Reliable and realistic market forecasting with a track record for accuracy

David Cole

David Cole is the founder and CEO of DFC Intelligence, a research firm focused on tracking digital entertainment. Since 1994, he has personally authored numerous reports on the video game and interactive entertainment industry, spoken at leading industry conferences and consulted with top companies in the entertainment, telecommunications, investment and consumer electronics industries. For four years from 1998-2002, Mr. Cole was responsible for preparing the industry retail distribution report that DFC delivered for the NPD Group. Mr. Cole has spearheaded DFC’s efforts to move into tracking emerging digital distribution channels.

Mr. Cole is one of the most widely quoted analysts on video games, computer software and the Internet regularly appearing in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today along with leading industry and trade media. Mr. Cole has a BA in economics and industrial relations, as well as a JD from the University of North Carolina.