Sensor Tower: Mobile games with LiveOps generate 30 times more revenue than non-GaaS titles
Sensor Tower has released its State of Mobile Gaming 2023 report. This is a deep analysis of key market trends, as well as top performing genres, titles, and monetization strategies. Here are some findings from the study.
Drake Star: Games industry saw over 1,300 deals in 2022, totalling $127 billion
In 2022, the global games industry set a new record for the number and value of closed or announced deals. All thanks to Microsoft’s historic bid to acquire Activision Blizzard, but there have been a few other noteworthy investments as well.
“It should serve as a lesson in how not to do business”: what does the end of Stadia mean for cloud gaming?
Google’s decision to shut down Stadia has raised concerns about the prospects for the global cloud gaming market. Olivier Avaro, CEO of cloud gaming service Blacknut, explains why Stadia failed, what lessons the industry can learn from it, and what it means for the future of this sector.
Report: Chinese games market revenue to fall to $45 billion in 2022, first decline in 20 years
The Chinese video game market is expected to decline in 2022, according to the latest data by Niko Partners. There are many reasons for the downfall, including lower mobile spending and restrictive regulations.
Report: mobile game developers moving towards self-publishing, making this model essential for M&A success
Pollen VC, which provides developers with credit facilities, has reported that mobile game publishing might become a thing of the past. The study claims that self-publishing capabilities are essential for M&A success.
Report: number of gamers to decrease by 150 million people in 2022, first user drop in market’s history
In 2022, the number of gamers will decrease by 150 million globally, with China expected to experience the biggest drop. There are several factors behind the first decline in the market’s history.
Harry Potter mobile games reach $1 billion in revenue as Magic Awakened gains momentum
Total player spending in Harry Potter mobile games has reached $1 billion, according to Sensor Tower. Jam City-developed RPG Hogwarts Mystery remains the highest-grossing title based on this IP, with NetEase’s Magic Awakened hot on its heels.