Online and mobile are spearheading the game industry’s growth to a potential total valuation of $83 billion by 2016, according to new research.
Conducted by Digi-Capital, the global games investment review states that online and mobile could have a revenue share of $48 billion in 2016, 55 per cent of the entire game industry.
The biggest driver in mobile and tablet app revenue meanwhile will be free-to-play, which could deliver 55 per cent of revenue in the sector and account for 93 per cent of app downloads by 2016.
The research also covers a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the industry, which added up to an impressive $4 billion in 2012 through 83 transactions.
The number of M&A’s however was down 27 per cent from 2011, although transactions only amounted to $3.4 billion during that year.
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