Gaming Industry in January: Huge Acquisition, Share Drop, or a New Union!

January was the month of the beginning of a new long-term cooperation with our new partner. We are also continuing several of the collaborations we started in the previous year, and at the same time we are finalizing a consultation with three of our new potential partners, with whom we will start cooperating in February. We would like to wish you a happy start to the new year and much success in your activities.

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Top Five January News

The first month of the year brought several announcements and interesting pieces of news. Down below are the five best ones!.

NFT (non-fungible tokens) are a big question of 2022. As Bloomberg claims, publishers and shareholders are bullish on the trend of NFTs, but the companies have seen several outcries of fans. Will it end up similarly as the online-only Xbox One criticism? The upcoming years will tell.

Microsoft has acquired Activision, another company for its growing ecosystem. The deal valued Activision at $68.7 billion, brining games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft or Diablo under its wings. This addition to Microsoft’s studios influenced its main competitor, Sony, whose shares dropped by whopping $20 billion.

The sudden drop of Sony’s shares may get at least partially recovered after the release of Horizon Forbidden West. As it seems, Sony is very confident about this game because the reviews will drop four days before the game comes out, with the game being distributed to reviewers three weeks before the release.

The newest souls-like game by From Software, Elden Ring, can be finished within 30 hours. However, as expected, there are dozens of hours of side content. Yasuhiro Kitao also claims that you cannot see everything in one playthrough and that the game has finally gone gold, meaning there will be no further delays. Elden Ring will arrive PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on February 25.  

Three new DualSense colours are coming in January – Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple. Together with that, Sony has announced PS5 console covers, matching the new colours of DualSense as well as the existing ones.

Statistics and Chart of the Month

This section is all about numbers, so if you are a fan of that, you will love the following paragraphs! Down below, you can see a statistic on the value of the videogame industry with an estimation until 2025. It shows a steady increase until 2024, with 2025’s increase being even more prevalent than the previous years.

From the previous years, we know that the Chinese gaming market is growing exponentially. With that said, let’s take a look at the chart below, showing the percentage of total worldwide gamers by region as of 2021. As you can see, the Asian-Pacific (APAC) region is leading in the number of gamers with over half the market, with the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) being second with less than a quarter of the share.


Quote of the Month


January brought an announcement of Crysis 4, the fourth instalment of Crytek’s popular first-person shooter. Jeff Grubb is, however, very sceptical about its release date which is very noticeable from his tweet: “I would like to announce that I’m going to release a video game in 40 years.”

Number of The Month

Capcom has announced that the latest entry to the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil Village, has sold over 5.7 million unit, which makes it the fastest selling instalment in the franchise.

Photo of the Month

Released on March 28, 2017, Faster, Baby! was the first DLC of Hangar 13’s Mafia III. It added a brand-new location to the game as well as story missions that brought us to the outskirts of New Bordeaux. Similarly to the original game, you play as a Lincoln who is trying to help the civil rights activist to find evidence against a racist sheriff, Walter Beaumont.


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