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January 30, 2020

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Kliuless? Gaming Industry Insights #66

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

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Revenue & Insights

  • Paradox trialing subscription model to address DLC criticism

  • Nintendo passes $1B revenue on mobile, largely thanks to Fire Emblem

  • Pokémon Home cloud service launches on mobile & Switch next month, will cost up to $16/year

  • U.S. mobile app subscription revenue jumped 21% in 2019 to $4.6B across the top 100 apps

  • Sensor Tower: 2019 Store Intelligence Data Digest

PC / Console

  • Dauntless developer acquired by Garena

  • Crowfall raises another $11.7 million for its MMO venture

  • Ninja Theory announces ‘mental terror’ experimental title Project: Mara

  • Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between U.S. and China

Mobile

Esports & Influencers

Tech / Entertainment

  • Uber’s AI plays text-based games like a human

  • The Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix

  • Snap rolls out Ready Chef Go mobile messaging game globally

Overtime

  • Polygon’s 50 most anticipated games of 2020

  • Niantic launches Pokémon Go’s competitive battling league

  • Jeff Kaplan: Hero bans work for some games but not for Overwatch

  • The Closing Walls Around China’s Independent Game Developers

    • Related: 8 Exciting New Chinese Indie Video Games for 2020

  • HBR: When Community Becomes Your Competitive Advantage

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