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Game Industry Forecast Shows Solid Growth

Game Industry Forecast Shows Solid Growth | The Future of Video Games | Scoop.it
Analyst Colin Sebastian reports on the state of the game industry.
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This article provides a good understanding of the growth, that the gaming industry is experiencing on an annual basis. The information contained on the page is based of research done by industry analyst Colin Sebastian. I beleive this article is a valuable and accurate portrayal and insight into the gaming industry in the years to come, to support this further it is written by Steve Peterson who has been in the game business for 30 years, as a designer (co-designer of the Champions RPG among others) and a marketer (for various software companies), and a lecturer.

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UPDATE 2-Vivendi offers no 2013 forecast as asset sales drag

* 2012 revenue 28.99 bln eur vs poll avg 28.51 bln* Adj net income 2.86 bln vs own target 2.7 bln* CFO says no announcements on disposals* CFO says will take time to get good prices for assets* Net
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Thomson Reuters are the leading source of intelligent information on the world's businesses and professional industries. In their research, they have found that all tho the gaming industry is booming, some companies are in fact losing asset sales. Although the mobile aspects of the companies are a stable and consistent part of their business.

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China's Video Game Industry Annual Review & Five-Year Forecast 2009 Report - IGN

China's Video Game Industry Annual Review & Five-Year Forecast 2009 Report - IGN | The Future of Video Games | Scoop.it
New report on the future of the Chinese videogame industry.
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IGN, one of the leading names in gaming, has found that the most revenue generating part of the industry is online gaming with Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) accounted for 77%of online game revenues.

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Video Game Industry Statistics Industry Figures, and Information - GrabStats.com

Video Game Industry Statistics Industry Figures, and Information - GrabStats.com | The Future of Video Games | Scoop.it
Video game stats cover various areas related to video games including industry sales / revenue figures, number of video game players, console penetration numbers, gamer demographic data, and other trends and data related to the video game industry.
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Useful and interesting statistics that provide a useful insight into the growth of all aspects of the gaming industry. 

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Mobile Gaming in Emerging Markets: Five-Year Forecast and Impact Analysis

Mobile gaming is enjoying solid growth. The number of gamers increased from about 55m in 2005 to about 183m in 2008, and global revenue in 2008 came to $6.9b...
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The video provides a very visual explanation of the growth of the game industry, more specifically the mobile gaming industry. The video is put together by Pyramid Research, an organisation that specialises in forecasting the communications, media and technology industries.  

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Niko Partners Releases 2010 Annual Review and Five-Year Forecast Report on China's Game Industry - IGN

Niko Partners Releases 2010 Annual Review and Five-Year Forecast Report on China's Game Industry - IGN | The Future of Video Games | Scoop.it
"Niko forecasts that by the end of this year 93 million Chinese gamers will play a mix of PC online, offline, console and handheld games, yet only the online segment generates legitimate revenue," said Lisa Cosmas Hanson, managing partner of Niko...
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This article, by IGN, shows that the days of making games and producing the disks for sale may be coming to an end in the future. A large part of the gaming industry is founded by downloadable games for both console and computer. The article focus' on China in particular.

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Mobile Gaming in Emerging Markets: Five-Year Forecast and Impact Analysis

Mobile gaming is enjoying solid growth The number of gamers increased from about 55m in 2005 to about 183m in 2008, and global revenue in 2008 came to $6 ...
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Research and Markets are one of the largest research companies around, with over 1.5 million reports available for purchases. Their findings show that the mobile gaming industry is growing exponentially. This is due to a number of factors such as; mobile technology improving constantly, 3G and 4G networks are available to mobile devices and touch screen technology conquers the limitations of using a keypad for a more dynamic approach to gaming on handheld and mobile devices.

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