PC trumps mobile, console in booming $61bn digital games market

Mobile games revenues are up 10% globally, to a total USD 25,8 billion – whilst subscription-based gaming continued to decline by another 4 percent. Highest grossing publishers in 2015: Activision (USD 2,9 billion), Supercell (USD 1,64 billion) and Tencent (USD 1,62 billion – most of it with cash-cow “League of Legends”). Also interesting: Though mobile games attract most of the general interest, the PC gaming market still is larger (with USD 32 billion revenues in total). Digital console games stay to be a smaller category with a total of USD 4 billion revenues annually.

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CCP raises $30 million to support VR efforts

CCP is one of the leading developers for VR games and Gunjack will launch on Samsung´s Gear VR platform later this month. EVE: Valkyrie is expected to launch with the Oculus Rift and Playstation VR in early 2016. The cash injection should help them to keep the leading position.

Full story: CCP raises $30 million to support VR efforts

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2011–2016 

The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world´s population this year – and by 2016 there will be 1,4 mobile devices per capita! According to Cisco´s actual networking index:

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2011–2016  [Visual Networking Index] – Cisco Systems.