'Expect 600m connected devices by 2014'

Dominic Sacco
'Expect 600m connected devices by 2014'

By 2014 there will be over 600m connected devices able to play browser games in the US and Western Europe, says Nick Parker.

These include PCs, tablets, TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. That's on top of 225m smart phones, according to the Parker Consulting analyst, who was speaking at the 2011 London Games Conference.

Parker also said that by the end of 2011, Europe should be similar to USA in terms of the number of households with a broadband connection.

He expects games streaming services to grow rapidly. And with this rise of internet-based devices, Parker predicts Sony’s PS4 will have a digital focus with an add-on peripheral that can play traditional discs.

Parker also predicts that digital media will equal boxed products by the end of 2012 in terms of sales. This includes MMOs, social, casual, mobile games, DLC and streaming services.

Furthermore, he reckons by 2015 there’ll be more Android Apps than iOS Apps on the market, but that these probably won’t achieve as much revenue as the App Store.


Tags: London Games Conference , ps3 , online , internet , browser games , lgc , devices , lgc 2011 , LGC2011 , london games conference 2011

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Hi Dominic, could you please correct some of the stats? I said there would be over 600 million connected devices such as PCs, Tablets, TVs, Blu-Ray players and STBs in the USA and Western Europe by 2014 plus (on top of the 600 million) 225 million smart phones.
It wasn't just downloadable product that will equal boxed product sales, I said all digital media including MMOGs, social, casual, mobile, DLC and streamed will overtake boxed retail sales by the end of 2012.
Could you amend please?
Many thanks

Nick Parker

Nick Parker INDUSTRY
Nov 11th 2011 at 11:09AM

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Hi Nick,

Of course - slight amendments made above.


Dominic Sacco

Dominic Sacco MCV STAFF
Nov 11th 2011 at 11:20AM

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