Game mergers and acquisitions are now at $9.2 billion so far this year, according to game investment bank Digi-Capital.

“Twitch is a great deal for Amazon beyond a competitive win, as it accelerates both its video and games initiatives. The $970 million deal pushes games M&A to double 2013’s full year record of $5.6 billion,” said Tim Merel, the managing director at Digi-Capital.

Game M&A includes $3.4 billion in mobile games, $3.2 billion in game technology (which is where Twitch is categorized), $1.7 billion in massively multiplayer online games, and $900 million for console games.

The market’s “consolidation crush” comes from mobile growth, mobile cannibalization, regional realignment, legacy pivots, and the market cycle, Merel said. Digi-Capital believes that mobile games will grow from $4 billion in 2011 to $33 billion in 2017.

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Game deals are above $9.2B so far in 2014
Image Credit: Digi-Capital

Article by: Dean Takahashi August 25, 2014 5:06 PM Original Post