• USA / Europe: Wedbush Securities forecast the games market to grow at a 4 percent annual rate over the 2014 – 2016 period

According to Wedbush Securities latest report combined U.S. and European software markets are forecast to grow at a 4 percent rate over the 2014 – 2016 period. The report sees the new consoles spurring big growth for the industry as software sales take off in the next several years.  The most important trends is the expanding age demographic of the interactive game consumer, accompanied by an increasing level of disposable income and the propensity to spend that income on entertainment and here especially for games.
Source: Wedbush Securities, IEM Consulting