Netflix—facing tough competition from Fortnite and YouTube, where people playing video games get millions of views—hopes the addition of games without ads or in-game purchases will offset the slow growth it’s now seeing as people stop watching as much TV. In its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, the service said it added 5.5 million customers, the slowest growth period the company has seen since the first half of 2013—when it was in fewer than half as many countries. “The reason we’re doing is to help the subscription service grow and be more important in people’s lives,” said Reed Hastings during the
“Nintendo (4.4% weight in the Fund): Nintendo’s corporate mission is to “Put smiles on faces of everyone Nintendo touches.” Given the historical cyclicality of Nintendo’s earnings, investors often criticize Nintendo for putting this mission ahead of maximizing shareholder profits. Put differently, they think Nintendo has not pressed its advantage enough when it had the opportunity. There is some element of truth to that, but we consider it a wise strategy. Indeed, delighting its customers is one of the major reasons why Nintendo has remained relevant to video game enthusiasts for nearly four decades while so many of its competitors
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It probably comes as no surprise that the pandemic had a major impact on the video game industry. That’s been especially apparent in 2021 as major game delays seem to happen every week. Companies like Ubisoft have completely shifted their release schedule as studios adapt to work from home development.
That’s left gamers with plenty of anxiety about just how long we’ll be feeling the effects of the pandemic in the gaming industry. If games that were close to completion needed to be delayed a full year, what does that mean for games that were early in their development cycle?
The videogame industry witnessed unprecedented growth during the pandemic and the momentum has continued since then, with people spending big money on buying new consoles, hardware and accessories.
Except for a surprise decline in April, videogame sales have been touching new highs for almost more than 18 months now. The industry was already flourishing and now new players are jumping on the bandwagon.
Videogame Industry Thriving
According to the NPD Group, consumer spending on videogames, accessories and content and hardware jumped 5%year over year in June to $4.9 billion. June’s jump follows a 3% rise in May sales.
EA didn’t show up at this year’s E3, but that didn’t stop the company from holding its own event. EA Play Live was essentially an E3-style press conference packed with news about EA’s biggest titles. Much of the show was predictable. We knew we’d see Apex Legends‘ newest hero, and news about Battlefield 2042‘s new Portal mode leaked hours before the show. Plus, EA prepped us for what wouldn’t appear during the showcase, including Skate 4.
There were a few surprises, though. Grid Legends is a brand new racing game from Codemasters featuring a deep story mode,