Top 10 Companies Take 48% of $68bn Global Games Market
Newzoo, the independent games market research firm, have published the Quarterly Ranking of Top 25 Companies by Game Revenues.
Analysis by Newzoo, shows the top 10 companies will take 48% of the $68 billion market in 2012 and the top 25 will gross approximately two thirds. The figures come from analysing the results of the top 25 publicly listed companies by games revenues. The analysis confirms that the global market is on track to grow 7% this year, and is expected to continue growing at the same pace in 2013, with underlying growth rates per region and market segment showing strongly different numbers.
Top 10 companies to generate $32.6 billion in 2012
The analysis also shows that global games revenues generated by the top 10 publicly listed companies reached $20 billion in the first nine months of 2012, excluding hardware. Revenues by the top 25 reached $29.8 billion in the same period. Given the traditionally strong fourth quarter, the top 10 is expected to generate $32.6 billion in total for the full calendar year, representing a share of 48% of the $68 billion global games market. The top 25 is expected to generate $46.4 billion, approximately a two thirds share of the total global games market revenues.
Calendarized quarterly game revenues for top 25 companies available online
In order to facilitate benchmarking and provide insight into growth trends, Newzoo will publish quarterly games revenue figures and estimates for the top 25 publicly listed game companies on its website for free. A service that is lacking in the market at the moment. The estimates will be regularly updated as new information is released by companies. The data is based on analysis of calendarized annual and quarterly financial reports of the universe of relevant publicly listed companies. A complete overview of 2011 and 2012 quarterly results can now be found in the rankings section at Newzoo.com: www.newzoo.com/free/rankings