Futurum analysts Michael Diamond and Shelly Kramer discuss Qualcomm and ESL Gaming’s Snapdragon Pro Series mobile eSports competitions, what’s ahead in the Mobile Gaming market, and why this partnership is both a smart and timely move.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Gains Momentum as Mobile Consumer Demand For Premium Wireless Audio Experiences Grows
Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard dives into the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound platform’s latest technical improvements and its global momentum as OEMs take notice of shifting consumer behaviors. Blanchard also discusses Snapdragon Sound’s timely relevance with data from the newly released State of Sound Report, which highlights the degree to which Covid-19 and mobile gaming are accelerating consumer demand for premium sound quality and ultra-low latency performance.
Escalating App Store War Between Apple and Developers Likely to Bleed into Antitrust Probes in US and EU
Apple removes Fortnite, Epic Games’ popular battle royale game, from its App Store, and blocks “rival” game streaming platforms from iOS. Fortnite pretty much immediately filed suit, but there’s much more to unpack in this quest for a piece of the mobile game revenue pie. Note that last year 2.5 billion people played mobile games, propelling mobile game revenues to amount to nearly 75% of all in-app spending. 30% of that revenue is what Apple (and Google) are fighting to capture, at the expense, some would argue, of game developers.
Dell Should Use Esports as a Boost to PC sales
Dell’s opportunity to become the market leader in PCs through an increased involvement in Esports is a no-brainer. Here’s why.