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Amazon/Twitch takes 2014 games acquisitions over $9B (so far)

by Tim Merel on 08/25/14 10:03:00 pm   Expert Blogs

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Twitch is a great deal for Amazon beyond a competitive win, as it accelerates both its video and games initiatives. The $970M deal pushes games acquisitionsto $9.2B in 2014 so far, closing in on double 2013's full year record of $5.6B. The big games acquisitionsectors are $3.4B mobile games, $3.2B games tech (where we classify Twitch), $1.7B MMO games and $0.9B console games, with the "consolidation crush" driven by mobile growth, mobile cannibalization, regional realignment, legacy pivots and market cycle (see the 5 drivers expained on Digi-Capital's blog).

About Digi-Capital: Digi-Capitaladvises mobile internet, games and digital clients in America, Asia and Europe


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