Nearly half of the world's population will own a smartphone and global revenue may grow as much as 27% by the end of 2019.
The monthly report from the NPD group showed significant drops in game hardware and software sales compared to August 2018. Madden '20 was the best seller of the month, while five Switch exclusives made it into August's top ten.
The report was compiled by No More Robots, the publisher behind Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw. Omitting AAA titles and some of the lowest-visibility games, the report paints a grim picture for struggling game devs releasing PC games on Steam.
According to a new report, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular battle royale game.
Niko Partners anticipates a 'sea-change moment' for mobile esports over the next five years.
League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch are the three most-watched esports in the world.
In a lean quarter for new releases, gamers engaged with established franchises like Mortal Kombat and Harry Potter, unsurprisingly. However, new IP like Days Gone and Trover Saves the Universe also had a notable impact on the ongoing conversation.
Nintendo is the only major console manufacturer to see hardware sales growth in July. It also ruled the software sales charts with 6 of the top 10 spots last month.
Chinese publisher Tencent is well known as one of the top localizers for bringing western games into China's growing games market. But a new report from Niko Partners reveals that Tencent also creating mobile titles for an international audience.
Elsewhere in mobile, Pokémon Go is still king, while Niantic's Harry Potter tie-in Wizards Unite gets off to a slow start.