Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for the industry will remain strong, as consumers increasingly adopt new consoles and games. Furthermore, the market for video games will extend beyond young males, as more women and consumers of all ages turn to the industry for entertainment. Revenue growth will continue to be bolstered by new technologies and online games, with more systems providing internet connectivity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Investing in the Video Games industry is a variable proposition. Retailers have little in the way of capital investment, and even less when it comes to video game-specific capital costs. Software publishers also have negligible capital investment, with no production costs, but the distribution and marketing of games take up the bulk of revenue. For every dollar spent on salaries and wages, about $0.08 is spent on capital.
Online game providers need to maintain substantial server networks that allow millions of players to participate without experiencing poor performance. Server banks are typically kept in relatively remote areas, since they consume considerable energy and space. Rapidly improving technology forces companies to regularly update their servers as well... purchase to read more