According to the latest report from DFC Intelligence the video game accessories market soared to $11 billion in 2020. While much of this growth was driven by stay-at-home orders and new console systems, long-term growth is expected to continue. By 2025, DFC forecasts the video game accessories market will reach $15 billion. The video game accessories market sa…..
DFC Intelligence has often discussed how video games have become a truly global phenomenon with over three billion worldwide video game consumers. Unfortunately, this is a fairly meaningless number that is used to justify unrealistic investments. In most cases, the addressable market for a specific product or company is in the tens of millions or less. The top line number for DFC’s Video Game Con…..
Virtual E3 came and went without any major announcements. However, the lack of news was itself newsworthy. The E3 show highlighted how the console manufacturers have vastly different strategies going forward. The E3 show has always been primarily about the major console systems from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. In recent years, Sony has dropped out of E3 while Nintendo focuses primarily on its Nintendo Direct event. So the real hope was that E3 week would spur…..
After several years of flat to stagnant growth the PC game market grew 19% in 2020 to reach $36 billion. While much of this growth was because of increased usage due to stay-at-home orders, there are encouraging long-term signs for PC games. The most notable trend in PC games is that Western publishers are now among the biggest players in terms of revenue. For many years, China and Asia in general have been the dominant players in the PC game space. Market growth slowed as much of the …..
Roblox is a video game company that has flown under the radar for many years. This is likely to change this month as the company prepares to go public. Roblox has the potential to become one of the biggest video game IPOs ever. The potential IPO was first announced last fall. The listing has been delayed several times but is currently set for March 10. Roblox will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RBLX. The Roblox IPO has flown somewhat under the radar in par…..
At the end of January, Bloomberg released a well-researched article detailing Amazon’s failure at game development. A few days later Google announced it was shutting down its in-house game development studio for Stadia. To industry insiders these were not big surprises, but they have left many wondering about the future of Amazon and Google i…..