​How to Play the Video Gaming Sector – Equities.com

The video game industry seems to be in strong shape despite the thinking that console games and PC games would gradually fall out of favor as smartphones and watches gained popularity, observes Glenn Rogers, contributing editor of Internet Wealth Builder.

This happened to some extent in that for the last three years games on smartphones have risen steadily in popularity. But although sales of some PC games and consoles are slightly down this year, overall they still very strong.

The top five players in this group are Nintendo (NTDOY), Ubisoft (UBSFY), Electronic Arts (EA), Sony (SNE), and Microsoft (MSFT).

This year, $35 billion will be spent on video games software and those sales are often spurred when there is a new console released by Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo.

Microsoft has released its new Xbox One X console, which offers increased power and 4K resolution. Nintendo has upgraded its consoles while Sony released new hardware last year.

The gaming industry and the movie industry have a lot in common. They are largely driven by new title releases and with the holidays coming up you can bet there will be lots of them on the way.

We’ve already had announcements of new installments of the Activision (ATVI) Call of Duty and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. Electronic Arts is releasing Star Wars Battlefront II. Nintendo has already released Super Mario Odyssey.

Additionally, clever publishers have found ways to facilitate in-game purchases and that is driving revenues in ways never before thought possible. These in-game purchases are coming in at much higher margins and in Activision’s case they are now getting 80% of their sales from in-game services.

Additionally, they have created multi-player gaming platforms, which in EA’s case brought in $800 million in revenue. Then you have to add in mobile revenue, which

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