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  • IDG Publishes Q2 2017 Quarterly Digital Report – August 2017

    This report covers IDG insights into the Mobile, Digital PC and Digital Console gaming categories, digital forecast and rationales by segment, segment spotlights, and an updated 5-year forecast. Topics include:

    • Summary and commentary on Apple’s upcoming redesign of the App Store in iOS 11
    • Insights into the gradual push of mobile into the AR space akin to Pokémon GO, and examination of the current state of VR on console
    • Discussion on the diverging trends between Mobile and PC esports
    • Assessment of the current subscription offerings and future viability of the subscription model on PC
    • Rundown of success factors for Western publishers wishing to break into Asia and recent examples of Western titles that have flourished in Asian markets of late
    • Dialogue on the importance of user-generated content and planned generated content in PC games
    • Analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the gradual shift in economics on console towards live services + microtransactions and Free-to-Play business models

    This report is complimentary for IDG Premium and IDG Digital Subscribers. If you are interested in IDG’s services, please email Yoshio Osaki at yoshio@idgconsulting.com or call our main office at (415) 674-4600.

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