Does Netflix Have a Winning Strategy for Video Games?

Does Netflix Have a Winning Strategy for Video Games?

Last week Netflix announced its intention to enter the video game market. The general reaction was best described as “here comes another clueless media company looking to throw money away chasing games.” However, there are signs Netflix may be pursuing a more strategic approach to the game space that is worth watching. Large media companies going after the video game market tend to look at what is successful and try and copy that success. The problem with video games is tha.....
The Impact of COVID-19 on Video Games

The Impact of COVID-19 on Video Games

DFC Intelligence has begun offering strategic briefings and feedback sessions to companies, investors and other interested parties to discuss the current state of video gaming and digital entertainment and its implication for the entire gaming ecosystem.  A major current focus is the impact of COVID-19 on video games. While the broader economy struggles under fear, doubt and uncertainly, the gaming and digital entertainment sector remains a bright spot with shut in consumers turni.....
Latin American Gamers Love Steam, Twitch and YouTube

Latin American Gamers Love Steam, Twitch and YouTube

Latin American video games are a big deal.  Consumers in Latin America are really into video games.  However, taxes and fees can make game hardware costs prohibitive.  This is why Latin America could be a leader in streaming services.  DFC Intelligence recently conducted a survey of gamers in North America, Europe, and Latin America.  The results among consumers in Latin America are encouraging .....

DFC Intelligence on GameStop Earnings

Video game retailer GameStop is set to report quarterly earnings later today, but what does that mean for the video game industry? DFC Intelligence CEO David Cole speaks to Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro about what to expect on GameStop earnings https://finance.yahoo.com/video/expect-gamestop-earnings-162303975.html .....

E3 2018 Roundup Part 2: Looking to the Future, New Consoles and the Netflix of Video Games

This our E3 2018 Roundup Part 2.  In part one we looked at: The strength of AAA games in a world of free-to-play products The controversial issue of loot boxes The top games for the second half of 2018 and early 2019 This second part of our E3 2018 Roundup will focus on: A look at each of the major game publishers Highlights from the major console manufacturers inc.....

Xbox One Now $50 Off

JUNE 1, 2016 • Just as it dropped $50 off the price of an Xbox One bundled with selected titles during promotions during the holidays and last March, Microsoft Corp. has done so once again, “for a limited time.” The move puts 500GB Xbox One bundles at $299, with the 1TB models going for $319. Titles in the promotion include: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, Name Your Game Bundle, Quantum Break Bundle, Rainbow Six Siege Bundle, Rise of the Tomb .....

Disney Ditches Game Publishing

MAY 11, 2016 • The Walt Disney Co. announced that it was exiting the business of game publishing, as well as discontinuing its Disney Infinity Toys-to-Life franchise. Moving forward, the entertainment conglomerate will no longer self-produce or publish digital games on any platform in favor of licensing IP under its control to third-party game studios. To facilitate the withdrawal from game publishing, Disney is taking a one-time $147 million charge for the seco.....

Tapjoy Touts Analytics

AUG. 3, 2015 • Tapjoy, Inc. has been making some noise of late regarding their monetization SDK as the premium option for freemium mobile developers. The privately funded firm has been strong since 2007 in regards to its mobile advertising network that fed in-game ads to iOS and Android devices. But a year ago, Tapjoy acquired an analytics firm based in South Korea, 5Rocks, which opened up a whole new line of business for the company. .....