According to Avista Partners’ Paul Heydon, the total value of all public game companies is $105 billion. He said that the whole worth of the industry under accounted for the online sector.
He put the entirety of the PC and console gaming industry (excluding Nintendo) at $33.22 billion, and Nintendo at $34.96 billion. Online, meanwhile, makes up about $23 billion and mobile makes up a little over $8 billion.
Heydon says that the virtual world economy is comprised of 260 dedicated companies covering both casual and hardcore, generating over $13.8 billion in annual revenue. Of these companies, 44 were public, but most are based out of Asia and only two came from the West.
Online game companies were predicted to get over $900 million in investments for 2010 and have acquisition deals over $2 billion. He said that online games had eaten into the share of traditional game companies, resulting in $55.3 billion of lost value since 2007.
Source: Avista Partners