With over 100 years of combined experience in the game industry, the DFC Intelligence team is well suited to serve the needs of all segments of the gaming value chain as well as investors by identifying opportunities and doing due diligence.  We conduct short to intermediate-term engagements for clients on both a quantitative and qualitative basis.


Direct Consults

DFC engages clients on a personalized basis to evaluate client strategies, product concepts, market assumptions or best ways to message the market space

Market Forecasting

DFC Intelligence provides market forecasts and segmentations for clients based on technology, game genre, geography, player classification and more

Due Diligence

DFC supports investors by performing critical due diligence into potential opportunities by assessing risks, hidden values and properly sizing market potential

Custom Segmentations

DFC can support clients to define the true TAM and SAM for their products and create the data sets necessary to make informed decisions

Market Surveys

DFC can create and execute market surveys that assist clients in discovering new opportunities, measuring satisfaction, and evaluating their and brands and product offerings

Recent Engagements

  • Development of customized market forecast for current and new video game systems broken down by platform, country, and digital versus physical sales. Market sizing and growth for PC hardware, components including full systems and individual components such as liquid cooling systems, memory, cases, hard drives and accessories.
  • Helping large telecommunication company with messaging and strategy approach for presenting a product to established video game developers and publishers. Focus on specific terminology and needs attractive to individual companies to be approached.
  • Analysis of potential Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard on the industry including impact on competition.
  • Detailed investor due diligence for potential $3 billion+ acquisition of a major private company in the video game space.
  • Forecasting for upcoming game titles that use a variety of business models including pay-to-play, cosmetic items, DLC, and subscription passes.
  • Executive-level overviews and presentations on challenges and opportunities in games-as-a-service (GAAS) market as well as strategic opportunities for specific companies including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nvidia, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Embracer, Tencent as well as private companies.
  • Custom surveys for brand awareness, new product and concept testing, and assessing the market potential for new offerings.
  • White papers on market opportunities with emerging live services business models.
  • Analysis and sizing of historical penetration of PC game APIs (DirectX, Vulkan) as well as analysis and market sizing of PC game engines.
  • Custom surveys for brand awareness, new product and concept testing, and assessing the market potential for new offerings

Consumer Surveys

  • DFC Intelligence specializes in surveying core video game consumers in North America, Latin America, and Europe
  • Options include full survey design, language translation, survey implementation, and analysis.
  • Have a survey ready to go? DFC can run the survey at a low cost with a quick turnaround
  • DFC maintains a panel of gamers that can be specifically targeted
  • Targeting Options include:
    • By country, age, and other demographics
    • By specific game played or services subscribed to
    • By hardware owned (including specific PC hardware such as graphic card) and more!

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Do you have a short-term or focused engagement?  Do you need fast answers from industry experts instead of long drawn-out projects that drain your budgets while serving as training for overpriced and inexperienced consultant firm associates?


Sometimes clients have short-term needs that require a trusted provider they can come back to again and again. Clients want access to analysts they trust and who can deliver on the immediate needs that the industry creates. 

Flexibility, Calls can be as short as an hour, and engagements a half-day, full, or more. 

We understand that many clients have specific questions that need direct answers. Over the years DFC Intelligence analysts have conducted hundreds of calls with industry clients and investors with focused inquiries into announcements, M&A, earnings or general industry trends.