The upcoming 2015 Global Games Market Report by market research and predictive analytics firm Newzoo shows that the worldwide games market will reach $113.3 billion by 2018. The Video game industry is now growing faster than ever and there are now more gamers than ever thanks to the growth of smartphones and online gaming ecosystems. There are now more than 1.5 billion gamers around the world and it’s estimated that 2015 will be another record year for the games industry with $91.5 billion generated in video game software revenue.
The ZhugeEX blog has been set up to track and analyse the growth of the video game industry and to provide key insights on the various segments within Video gaming. If you’ve followed me in the past you know that I love to follow market research firms such as NPD, GfK and others as well as conduct my own research which is exactly what I will continue to do here. I have a huge passion for gaming and an even bigger passion for ensuring consumers have access to free data that allows them to see how gaming is growing around the world.
This blog will be covering the video game industry in depth and exploring the reasons why gaming is growing so fast. I will be covering sales reports released by market research firms every month as well as writing about individual company performances and which direction each platform holder and publisher is heading in. You can also expect in depth analysis about various gaming markets around the word including emerging markets such as the Middle East and China. This blog will aim to be a one stop shop for everything to do with the video games industry.
I used to post the majority of my content on NeoGAF.com, however the platform is not the same as it used to be and whilst there is still a great community there the administration team have proven to be unprofessional when handling the community. Therefore I have taken the decision to stop posting content on NeoGAF and instead post all new content on ZhugeEX.com and Gearnuke.com in the future.
You will be able to find 3 types of posts on ZhugeEX.com-
- Analysis/Report: An in depth write up on a certain topic.
- Daily Update: A round up of interesting stories from the day.
- Sales data: Raw sales data presented in an easy to read way
Please feel free to follow me on twitter or send an email to Info@ZhugeEX.com if you would like more information.
I write about the video game industry with a specific focus on sales data and cover various topics and markets that you usually don’t see discussed anywhere else. I am an analyst for a telecommunications company and use that experience to analyse the video games industry in depth. A number of reports I write have been quoted by major gaming publications including GearNuke who now have me on as a guest writer. The reports I write will usually cover:
- Video game industry
- Video game companies (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo etc…)
- Sales data
- North America, Europe and Japanese markets
- Emerging markets such as China and the Middle East
- Traditional console gaming and mobile gaming
- The future of gaming