“The challenge with mobile games is that even as it grows it remains very fragmented and overcrowded. Companies need to be very cautious about their platform strategy and understand which markets and platforms are suitable for their particular product,” DFC analyst Jeremy Miller told the press.
This is a topic we recently discussed in our Skara - The Blade Remains preview video, wherein it was noted that Unreal Engine 4's accessibility doesn't necessarily mean more visibility to new games. In fact, we suggested that it potentially oversaturates the market, making it more difficult for gamers to find new (worthwhile) titles.
Also in DFC's new report is a renewed PS4 vs. Xbox One popularity forecast. The group indicates that Microsoft's marketing missteps in the early stages of the Xbox One could have long-term impact on its sales, even with the $400 Kinect-less SKU:
"Due to some questionable business decisions Microsoft’s broader entertainment strategy is in disarray. [...] Meanwhile the PlayStation 4 is expected to be the leading game system over the next few years."
The PC games forecast was not updated in this report, though we recently spoke with Raptr about the state of PC gaming and its most popular titles.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.