Market Trends: Gaming Ecosystem, 2011


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The market assessment for gaming reveals that consumers are moving online as consoles and handheld gaming devices become costly endeavors for both game publishers and end users.

Table of Contents

  • Trends in the Market
  • Market: The Balance Between Dedicated and Multifunctional Gaming Devices Is Shifting
    • Fixed Gaming Devices' Dominance Increasingly Challenged by Portable Devices
    • Software Dominates, but Online Gaming Is Growing Fastest
  • Technology: Portability and Online Are Shaping the Future
    • Video Game Consoles and Handhelds
      • Video Game Consoles
      • Video Game Handhelds
    • Gaming Software
      • Mobile Gaming
    • Online Gaming
  • Market Structure: Multiple Sources of Gaming Revenue
  • Contrarian View: If Today's Mobile-Gaming Technology Does Not Evolve
  • Vendors to Watch
  • Conclusions
  • Recommended Reading
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