According to In-Stat, Strong Growth Projected in Asian Online Gaming

According to In-Stat, Strong Growth Projected in Asian Online Gaming

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Revenue for the online gaming market in the Asia/Pacific region is expected to grow rapidly between 2008 and 2013, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). Key factors driving this growth include growing household Internet penetration, increased content development for online-specific games, and the unique experience that online gaming offers, the high-tech market research firm says.

“The online gaming market in Asia/Pacific is growing in tandem with the significant increase in consumer Internet use,” says Stephanie Ethier, In-Stat analyst. “In addition, the number of market players is rapidly expanding; therefore, improved content and a greater variety of games are keys to success in this market.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* Total revenue for the Asia/Pacific online gaming market is expected to reach US$21.1 billion in 2013.

* MMORPGs remain the mainstream of Asia’s online gaming market.

* China is the fastest-growing market for online gaming and is expected to become the largest market in Asia in 2009.

The research, “Online Gaming in Asia: Strong Potential for Growth” (#IN0804025CM), covers the Asia/Pacific market for online gaming. It provides forecasts for online gaming revenue and subscriber growth through 2013, segmented by country. It also includes analysis of market drivers and challenges, as well as profiles of popular game developers/operators in the region.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: http://www.instat.com/catalog/mmcatalogue.asp?id=212 or contact a sales representative: http://www.instat.com/sales.asp

The price is $3,495 (US).

About In-Stat

Technology vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, rely on In-Stat’s experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions. In-Stat’s insights are derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the value chain for each market. Regular and ongoing end-user demand and primary research surveys underpin much of the analysis, enabling In-Stat to provide incisive market knowledge and guidance on future market opportunities via syndicated research products, custom consulting, and advisory services.

In-Stat is a strategic segment of the $9 billion Reed Elsevier global information network, with access to an expansive worldwide electronic network, extensive technology databases and well-informed personnel. As a member of Reed Business Information, In-Stat is a division of the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S.

COPYRIGHT 2008 Business Wire

COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning