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Bank: “Video Games will rebound in 2023”

A comprehensive eport from investment bank Exane/BNPP says it expects the Video Games sector to “rebound in 2023 helped by stronger line up of new games and better availability of new-generation consoles.” The bank reminds clients that 2022 proved to be a “corrective year” for the games sector, where the industry overall suffered a 10 […]

January 18, 2023

Study: Steam gaining mindshare in gaming market

Plume has revealed insights into the game console market from a study conducted from homes powered by its cloud-driven solution. The latest Plume IQ explores the rate at which Plume-powered homes are adding game consoles to their networks, the popularity of game console brands, and data usage, with new entrant Steam arriving to potentially disrupt […]

December 8, 2022

Data: Number of video gamers plummets

The gaming industry has seen its user base shrink this year, with the number of gamers plunging by 150 million globally. Most of that user drop came from only three markets. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the world’s top gaming industries – China, the US and Japan – are expected to lose […]

October 17, 2022

Bank: “Video game market remains soft”

A report on the video games sector from investment bank Berenberg says that q-o-q that there has been some improvements in sales and revenues but that the “market remains soft”. “While global video game sales declined slightly y-o-y in Q3 2022, sales grew q-o-q, helping stem the double-digit declines seen earlier in 2022. PC and […]

October 6, 2022

Survey: 1 in 10 gamers to stop playing to curb energy bills

Almost 1 in 10 UK gamers (9 per cent) have admitted that they’re looking to stop playing video games in order to avoid rising energy rates, a survey has revealed. Carbon-Cutting Consoles asked 2,000 UK gamers about how their habits have changed as a result of increased costs, and looked at the impact of the […]

August 17, 2022

Research: Most popular console in each European country

Research has revealed the most searched next-gen game console in each European country. The study by online gaming site Cribbage Challenge analysed Google searches from the past twelve months to see what console each European country is interested in the most. It found that the Nintendo Switch was the most searched in 24 countries, notably […]

August 16, 2022

Nintendo acquires Dynamo Pictures

Gaming giant Nintendo has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Dynamo Pictures. Completion of the acquisition is expected to close on October 3rd, after which Dynamo Pictures will be known as Nintendo Pictures. Dynamo Pictures is previously for its work on the Pikmin […]

July 14, 2022

Research: 2003 “best year” for gaming

The best year for gaming was 2003 according to a study by online gaming site Spades Challenge, who analysed the top 2,000 video game titles on Metacritic based on user scores to see which year has produced the most fan favourites. The study found that 2003 was the best year for gaming, with 199, or […]

July 5, 2022

OneWeb, Stellar Blu deliver LEO inflight connectivity

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, and commercial aviation terminal partner Stellar Blu Solutions, have successfully delivered high-speed, low-latency inflight LEO satellite connectivity to a commercial airliner. Stellar Blu, has partnered with antenna technology provider Ball Aerospace to incorporate its electronically steered arrays (ESA) into the terminal solution. This collaboration realised breakthrough performance on OneWeb’s […]

June 14, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022