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February 26, 2014
Last year we looked at what to expect from gaming in 2013 as consumers awaited the arrival of new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Now that these next generation consoles have finally arrived, with strong launch sales, everyone is looking to see which direction video games will take this year. 2014 could shape up to be […]
February 22, 2014
In March, 2012, GAME entered administrations and was subsequently purchased by the Private Equity firm, OpCapita, the following week.  Nearly two years on and GAME might be up for an IPO, so what has changed to make this the nearly bankrupt retailer an exciting investment opportunity worth potentially £300 million?  Following the acquisition, certain strategic […]
July 27, 2011
The lines between traditional toys and games and video games are becoming blurred, states Utku Tansel, Head of Toys and Games Research at Euromonitor. Examples of crossovers include: Kinectimals, a video game for the Microsoft X-box and Kinect hardware accessory where a plush animal can be bought and then registered with the game. Once the […]
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July 20, 2011
The global toys and games market showed a quick recovery from the recession, states Utku Tansel, Head of Toys and Games Research. The toys and games market showed 2% value growth from 2009, coming back from a 4% drop. North America has taken Western Europe over as the biggest market for not only video games, […]
Utku Tansel
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July 18, 2011
Download this podcast as an MP3 In this episode of Globalcast, Giedrius Daujotas, Toys and Games Research Analyst at Euromonitor, reviews the videogame market and emerging trends in the industry. Learn about: The history of the videogames market The key drivers of the industry The regional trends in videogames
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June 30, 2011
Lamine Lahouasnia, Retailing Analyst at Euromonitor, explains the recent tough times for video game specialist retailers. There are a number of reasons for the slow growth of video game specialty stores. First, grocery stores such as Tesco and Wal-Mart have been expanding their video game selection, lowering unit prices. Secondly, online retailers such as Amazon […]
Lamine Lahouasnia

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