How The Web Dominates The Gaming Industry
It's no secret that platform games have seen a rising amount of competition from the popularity of digital game brands.
In the past two years, Zynga, Rovio, and OMGPop – creators of Words with Friends, Angry Birds, and Draw Something, respectively – have become household names.
Terence Kawaja, CEO at the investment bank LUMA partners, created a chart to show how much the era of digital gaming is hurting big developers.
The Lumascape shows how games travel from distributors to consumers.
It also reveals the flow of money through the digital gaming sphere, with big console distributors, developers, and publishers—including Sony, Nintendo, EA, and Microsoft—depending on a small portion of the industry's marketing and sales dollars.
The chart also implies these companies rely on physical distribution through stores and online renters, including Gamefly...