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Steven Bailey (Analyst, Informa)
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 10:50am - 11:20am
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass
Topic: Business & Marketing, Game Career Development
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: I acknowledge GDC 2021 is an all-digital event and commit to participating virtually.
Omdia's principal games analyst Steve Bailey provides insight into the themes that define the modern console market, by looking at both the outgoing and incoming generations of hardware. Eight themes will be tackled, a number supported by market data:
• For the incoming generation, Steve will look the sales cycle for consoles, the growing importance of ecosystems for balancing content, service and hardware, plus the key battlegrounds of USA, Europe and Japan
• For the outgoing generation, coverage includes digital hardware, the rise and fall of Mixer, hybrid business models, and the increasing importance of making effective use of back catalogues
Greater insight to the value of the console market, including data-based illustrations of why this device group continues to find a highly engaged audience in a world flooded with smartphones and tablets.
This talk would be well-suited to anyone from a broader technology or entertainment background, who wants to better understand why consoles persist in their appeal. Little specific prerequisite knowledge is needed.