Nintendo Switch has benefitted from increased demand due to COVID-19, but title-specific strategy hamstrings short- and long-term growth and sustainability.
Activision Blizzard attracts hundreds of millions of gamers every month and has engagement levels that rival those of Facebook. As platform's continue to dominate the global economy, it is important ATVI leverages this amazing fan support to thrive in this new environment.
King is a video game development company that specializes in casual mobile games. The company’s commitment to data collection and utilization helped it generate roughly $2 billion in 2017 and have kept its most popular game, Candy Crush Saga, as the highest grossing iOS game 6 years after its launch.
Twitch is an online platform that gives video game steamers the ability to make money directly from the viewers they attract. Unlike many traditional content creators that must achieve a minimum size to attract ad buyers and corporate partners, or even YouTube content creators who require YouTube to sell ads on their behalf and sometimes don't see a direct correlation between views and revenues, Twitch streamers are able to form a direct relationship with their viewers and to easily monetize their popularity.
GameStop has been thrust unceremoniously into the 21st century, and it is very grumpy about it.
Winner: Unity Engine is the unicorn fueling growth in the video game industry:
“50% of mobile games are developed through the Unity Game Engine.” and “There were 5 Billion downloads of Unity powered Games in Q3 2016.”
PlayStation VR – the future of gaming.
Steam: From pushing game updates to a digital distribution platform
Before Uber, Facebook, Airbnb and the App Store, there was Steam
Valve's games live and breathe data.