According to a recent report from Digital Development Management (DDM), video game investments reached $4.8 billion during the second quarter of this year. With 217 deals during Q2, that represents a 37% year-over-year increase.
Total M&A activity hit $18.6 billion, an increase of 135% year-over-year. A total of 59 mergers and acquisitions happened during the quarter with about 66% of the money coming from one deal, the closure of Take-Two’s $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga.
DDM also provided insights from the first half of this year. Through six months, 2022 has seen total investments fall by 67.5% year-over-year. That comes out to $8.3 billion spread across 460 deals. Meanwhile, M&A activity fell by 7% when compared to the same period last year.
There is a silver lining here, and that comes in the form of Web3 gaming. Blockchain gaming investments made up 25% of the market during Q2 2022.
(All information was provided by Gamesindustry.biz)
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