All publications for 02.08.2021
Gaming deals activity in H1 2021: “4x growth vs. H1’20 on all fronts”
According to InvestGame, the gaming segment in H1’21 saw “a vast 4x growth vs. H1’20 on all fronts,” with $32.7B (vs. $7.7B in H1’20) deal value across 267 deals, including $20.4B in M&As (+486% YoY), $2.8B in private transactions (+367% YoY), and $9.5B in public offerings (+157% YoY).
Misogyny tax, whistleblowing controversy, and other news in Activision Blizzard ongoing scandal
There is still a lot going on around Activision Blizzard. In our latest round-up, we report on Frances Townsend blocking her own employees on Twitter, a story about the so-called “misogyny tax” against the company, and a former Diablo developer urging to create unions.
Video Game Insights on Steam games released in 2021: “a reasonable proxy” for units sold is 30 times game’s total reviews
Steam reviews have been a fairly accurate estimate for units sold, as proved by Jake Birkett, Simon Carless and others. Video Game Insights has found that different review multipliers should be used depending on the year a game came out.