DFC Intelligence Forecasts Global Video Game Market Spending to Reach $250 Billion in 2023

DFC Intelligence Forecasts Global Video Game Market Spending to Reach $250 Billion in 2023

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Video Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued its latest forecast for the global video game market that increases its overall outlook for the market.  This increase is driven by new console systems and a growing mobile game market. DFC Intelligence estimates that the video game software market is expected to grow from $118 billion in 2018 to about $164 billion in 20.....
Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

On summer solstice, the highly anticipated mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was released for Android and iOS devices.  This game is from Niantic makers of Pokemon Go, one of the highest earning mobile games of all-time.  Considering Harry Potter has a larger fan base than Pokemon will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite be just as big or even bigger? The short answer is no.  While it is still too early to make an ultimate judgment, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is destined to be a much.....
Will it be Sony and Microsoft versus Google and Amazon?

Will it be Sony and Microsoft versus Google and Amazon?

Last week many industry observers were surprised when Sony and Microsoft announced a deal to work together on cloud games/AI and other technology.  This deal was done at the highest level of both companies.  The big question of many observers is whether Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to fight a perceived challenge from newcomers like Google and Amazon? The deal basically has Sony using some of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform technology to develop game and content streaming serv.....
Winners and Losers in $70 Billion PC Game Hardware Market

Winners and Losers in $70 Billion PC Game Hardware Market

The latest DFC Intelligence forecasts estimate that by 2023 consumer spending on PC game hardware spending will reach $70 billion. This is a big number and it is, of course, attracting all kinds of participants. There will be many companies losing money trying to chase this consumer spending. Just like with the software market, there is no shortage of companies trying to cash in on consumer demand. Ironica.....
Spending on PC Game Hardware to Reach $70 Billion

Spending on PC Game Hardware to Reach $70 Billion

When most people talk about the video game industry, they look at consumer spending on games.  However, this is only a portion of the overall video game ecosystem.  There is almost as much spending on the hardware to play video games as there is on the actual games themselves.  In the recent DFC Intelligence PC Game Hardware Forecast report, it is estimated that by 2023 PC game hardware spending will reach $70 .....

Segmenting the Video Game Market 101

DFC Intelligence recently released its latest global video game consumer segmentation.  This report looks at the total worldwide number of paying video game consumers.  As we mentioned last week, this number has soared past 3 billion.  However, a large percentage of these users only use mobile devices to pla.....

Minecraft Village and Pillage Expansion is Big for Microsoft

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time. However, since developer Mojang was acquired by Microsoft in 2014 the game has seemed to stagnate. This seems to be changing. In 2019, DFC Intelligence has seen a major resurgence in Minecraft usage and interest.  The launch of Minecraft Village and Pillage has been a major success. In other words, Minecraft is cool again. DFC has written numerous reports on Minecraft over the years. In many ways, Minecraft is the Lego of t.....
Gamers are Big on Netflix and Spotify Subscription Services

Gamers are Big on Netflix and Spotify Subscription Services

To look at the potential for streaming games, DFC Intelligence commissioned a quick survey of 1,000 gamers.  We used our panel of younger core gamers from a global pool (not including Asia).  Among the many questions, we asked was what general video subscription services gamers currently use.  Not surprisingly Netflix came out as a clear leader.  Music service Spotify also did very well among thi.....