Nearly twice as many gaming investments have been made in 2011 compared to last year’s figures, a new report has claimed.
According to Digi-Capital’s Global Games Investment Review 2011 third quarter review, the number of acquisitions and mergers has also doubled, making the games industry of 2011 a financial whirlwind.
Most of the new activity is in emerging sectors – cloud, mobile, social and online gaming – with traditional publishers attracting fewer investors. China, japan and Korea were flagged as p[articularly busy markets, with China in particular tipped to be the major player by the end of the year.
Investments in the traditional sectors are also on the rise, but the market's emphasis on a small number of blockbusters makes it a risky prospect.