Branded crossover events, virtual concerts and celebrity influencer participations all fueled a video game groundswell that shows no signs of receding—even as the COVID-19 vaccine promises to allow people to once again be with each other IRL.
Much of life has moved online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and few industries have been better suited to this new normal than video games.
On this special episode, recorded at CES, Stephanie Llamas, Head of Research and XR at SuperData, a Nielsen company, and Vinay Narayan, Vice President of Platform Strategy and Developer Community at HTC Vive talk about the impact that XR will have on the gaming industry.
The best sports properties in the world will succeed in the long run by understanding the wants and needs of Generation Z and transforming themselves so they can attract and engage fans for years to come.
Despite their young ages, preteen (kids 7-12) gamers in the U.S. collectively spend what some might view as an unfathomable amount of money on video games. And given their desire to be social through gaming, they’re spending most of that money on in-game extras, like outfits, to differentiate...
Today’s digital video games feature many ways to lure gamers into opening up their wallets: microtransactions, downloadable content, gaming subscriptions, etc. Gamers, however, can’t purchase these digital offerings with cash. Traditionally, this is where credit cards come into play. So where...
Believe it or not, pre-teens bring quite a bit to the digital gaming table. Yes, most of the games they play are free, but game makers are steadily evolving their in-game monetization strategies to engage with this surprisingly valuable audience.
For this special report, in collaboration with Leaders, a global sports business organization, Nielsen Sports has focused on the social media endorsement power—and potential—of a younger generation of global athletes.
Unlike elsewhere in the world, corporate sponsorships on professional sports jerseys in the U.S. are far from commonplace. With an inside baseball view of how lucrative they could be for the MLB, however, going mainstream might be just around the corner.
When it comes to video game engagement, the action is no longer limited to simply playing. This is especially true for U.S. Millennials, as 71% of Millennial gamers say they enjoy watching gaming video content as well, largely on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.