�The average of that 1-3B number (2B) is almost exactly what that report calls for. I'll bet their number gets closer to the 3B figure over the next 2 yrs.�
Good call, I went back into my VG files and retrieved some data/year information from the experts (Big Boys) and stand corrected, I forgot the projection was for $3 billion as soon as 2011. The added rev growth from advertising as well as mobile will be a nice addition of $$$$$.
"Gaming has become a mass-market entertainment industry on a par with TV, movies and music," says Michael Wolf, principal analyst of broadband and multimedia research. "segment such as video game advertising, set to become a market worth close to $3 billion by 2011, will result in the further maturing of this industry. The ability to play music and media from powerful consoles and handhelds will drive overall industry growth as consumers begin to view gaming devices as one-stop-shop entertainment platforms." by Bryan Dawson
No harm no foul and still a great call. I believe the article (Feb 17, 2006) was tucked away in the outer reaches of some VG news release that probably wasn�t picked up by many news services. I like to ferret away obscure investment info for the sectors that I follow, especially those that historically have seasonal price spiking patterns (Utilities, Toys, Specialty Retail and VG) during the year. One sure can get bogged down with all the investment reading (magazines, WSJ, newspapers and daily industry newsletters), I thought when I retired I would have more free time, life�s a B.