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North American Video Game Publishers: Console and PC

Published Date: September 1, 2020
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    This brief looks at the performance of the four largest North American independent console game publishers during the first half of 2020.

    Companies covered include:

    • Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI)
    • Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA)
    • Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO)
    • Ubisoft (OTC:UBSF.Y)

    The focus is on how these companies performed during the COVID-19 crisis.  There is a look at performance for the first half of the year and an assessment of upcoming potential.

    Over the past five years these four companies have seen a combined market value increase of 174%.  Increased video game usage during the COVID-19 crisis has seen a 43% growth in market value since the end of February.  This $41 billion market growth over the past six months, means by the end of August the four major companies have a total market value of $137 billion.

    The report assess the potential for future market growth.  Analysis for each company looks at:

    • Revenue Trends
    • Market Value
    • Key Products
    • Recent Performance
    • Platform Diversity
    • Geographic Diversity
    • Business Model Diversity with a focus on movement to digital games as a service revenue

    This brief is part of a series of DFC Intelligence reports looking at company performance in various video game industry segments.  This includes console manufacturers and game publishers, PC game publishers, Asian game companies, Japanese game companies, hardware and accessories manufacturers.  There is also a comparison of how companies are performing in specific regions.