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  • IDG Publishes Q4 2017 Digital Report – February 2018

    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 provided in Excel and Tableau formats. Topics include:

    Mobile

    • Apple’s new requirements to disclose odds for lootboxes in games on the iOS App Store
    • Changing dynamics in User Acquisition
    • Disney’s acquisition of Fox IP and FoxNext Games
    • Emerging mobile battle royale titles

    Digital PC

    • Continued growth for the Battle Royale genre and its impact on other major genres
    • Performance of the top performing VR titles in 2017
    • Potential resurgence in browser gaming related to 5G technology
    • Implications for the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

    Digital Console

    • Revival of AA games thanks to investments like Take-Two’s Private Division
    • Nintendo’s emerging strategy for the Chinese market
    • Star Wars Battlefront II’s lootbox fiasco
    • Xbox One X and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds impact on Xbox One sales
    • Microsoft’s decision to include first-party titles day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

    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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