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2021 Cloud Gaming Market’s First Billion-Dollar Year!

News - Paris 2021-03-25

Blacknut has been featured in the latest report into the cloud gaming market by specialist games industry analysts Newzoo. The report, which was published today, gives the most up-to-date forecast of the growth in cloud gaming revenues from now to 2023. The big news is that Newzoo expects global revenues to surpass the five billion-dollar mark within the next three years.

In the report, Nabil Laredj, VP of Business and Head of Licensing, also provides fascinating insights into the pandemic’s impact on cloud gaming and the gaming industry’s recent growth. Blacknut has been able to measure this impact with reliable data showing the number of players grow eightfold in 2020 alone!

With people spending more time at home due to the lockdowns, video games became a key source of entertainment and a way to socialise(...) Overall, the increased engagement trend was maintained all year, and Blacknut has seen its number of active users grow by eight times in 2020.

Said Nabil Laredj

Blacknut saw growth in session length of 500% in the first half of 2020, with its number of active users rising by 800% from 2019 to 2020.

The report predicts the cloud gaming industry to reach the one-million-dollar mark in revenues by the end of 2021 and continue to grow, surpassing the five-million-dollar mark in 2023.

The full report features the full interview with Nabil Laredj, including the strategies, successes, and challenges of cloud gaming and its future. Newzoo access to the full report can be found here.

About Blacknut -
Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both Direct to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalog of premium games with 500+ premium titles carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. The service is now available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco. Blacknut was awarded the Red Herring 2021 Top 100 Winner, in Europe.

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