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George Jijiashvili's Blog   Expert Blogs


I'm a principal analyst at Omdia, leading research into games and AR/VR technologies. Based in London, I produce insights into the games sector through regular reports, market sizing and forecasting.

My specialisms include the video game market, cloud gaming and wearable technology. I've previously worked at CCS Insight.

Follow me on Twitter: @GioKinto


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Posted by George Jijiashvili on Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:32:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Ahead of its ‘Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase’ this Sunday, Microsoft made bunch of announcements, including bringing the Xbox app to Samsung TVs. Omdia's games analyst George Jijiashvili examines the key updates.

Posted by George Jijiashvili on Thu, 12 May 2022 04:38:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online
EA broke up with FIFA, but this will have little impact on �EA Sports FC� games� future success. Meanwhile, FIFA is about to learn about the complexities involved in making a successful game. Omdia's games analyst provides his thoughts in this piece

Posted by George Jijiashvili on Fri, 06 May 2022 01:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online
In April 2022, Omdia polled over 3,700 consumers in the US, UK, and Germany to gain insight into their awareness and uptake of cloud gaming services. Compared to our findings from a similar survey in November 2020, there has been a surge in awareness.

Posted by George Jijiashvili on Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Yesterday Microsoft said that more than 10 million people have streamed games over Xbox Cloud Gaming, but does this actually tell us anything meaningful? Omdia's principal games analyst George Jijiashvili provides his thoughts in this opinion piece.

Posted by George Jijiashvili on Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:25:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Subscription services such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PlayStation Now will be the primary force driving cloud gaming, helping to generate $3.7bn in total in 2021.

Posted by George Jijiashvili on Wed, 25 Aug 2021 09:34:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
After trying out the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 for over a week, I share my experience of playing five popular games (of different genres), as well as my thoughts on challenges and opportunities this form factor brings to mobile gaming.

George Jijiashvili's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/25/2021 - 09:34]

Thanks for your comment Andy ...

Thanks for your comment Andy - that 's really interesting Was the porting process easy or difficult And would the game run really poorly by default, without optimizing it for the Fold How so

Comment In: [Blog - 09/17/2020 - 10:30]

Thanks for your comment. Indeed ...

Thanks for your comment. Indeed - even mobile gaming like what Hatch is doing, and what Tencent is trying to do with Instant Play Cloud gaming will certainly provide a platform for a large variety of gaming as you 've noted. I didn 't mean to exclude them, but given ...