Mass media: in China, they began to refuse registration of trademarks with the word “metaverse”
The Chinese authorities are strengthening control over metaverse projects. The SCMP business portal reports that recently “several” companies have failed to register trademarks containing the phrase “yuan yuzhou” (translated as “metaverse”).
The revenue of the mobile gaming market continues to decline. In the first quarter, it fell by 6%
The analytical company Sensor Tower looked at how things were with mobile games in the first quarter of 2022. She found out that gamers began to gradually reduce costs — the numbers are declining for the second quarter in a row.
Sales of Rune Factory 5 exceeded 500 thousand copies
This was announced by the publisher of Marvelous. It took into account worldwide sales of both physical editions of the game and digital copies. How the circulation was distributed is not specified. But it is known that by last June, 127.9 thousand cartridges with Rune Factory 5 for the Nintendo Switch were sold in Japan.
CB Insights: in the first quarter, blockchain companies attracted investments of a record $9.2 billion
The volume of blockchain transactions is growing rapidly. CB Insights analysts estimate that in the first three months of 2022, companies working with this technology received 461 investments totaling $9.2 billion – a new record.
The creator of the World Wide Web said that he believes in the potential of the metaverse
Tim Berners-Lee shared his opinion in an interview with Bloomberg. He clarified that the metaverse and virtual reality in general are unlikely to replace the Internet in its modern form, but they will become part of its future.
The producer of Final Fantasy XIV stated that he does not consider the metaverse to be “entertainment”
Naoki Yoshida told about this in an interview with Weekly Bunshun. He admitted that he was not very interested in the idea of a metaverse. Although some players compare the metaverse with his MMORPG, the developer does not see much in common between them.
Appodeal told how the eCPM of rewarded advertising, fullscreen advertising and banners in Russia and Ukraine has changed
What happened in Ukraine seriously affected the eCPM indicator (effective price per thousand impressions) in mobile applications in Russia and Ukraine. This is stated in a study published by Appodeal at the end of last week.
Omdia: in a year and a half, the number of people familiar with cloud games has grown dramatically, but they have not started buying subscriptions en masse
Omdia interviewed over 3,700 gamers from the USA, UK and Germany about their attitude to cloud gaming services. Analysts found out that 56% of respondents are unfamiliar with cloud games. However, a year and a half ago there were 86% of such respondents.
Sony CFO: the quality of the company’s AAA games will deteriorate if they appear as part of PS Plus immediately after release
At the end of March, Jim Ryan announced that Sony has no plans to add its latest AAA games to the PS Plus subscription. Now Hikori Totoki, the company’s chief financial officer, has spoken almost the same way.
InvestGame: in the first quarter, the volume of transactions in the gaming industry amounted to a record $100.3 billion
InvestGame analysts have published a study on investments, public offerings and M&A transactions in the gaming market for the first three months of 2022. They found out that already now the volume of transactions was able to surpass the results for the whole of 2021.
Record annual revenue and 6.1 million copies of Resident Evil Village — the main thing from the Capcom report
Capcom has managed to set sales revenue records for the fifth year in a row. In a recent report for the fiscal year, she reported that she earned $848.7 million on sales. This is 15% more than the total a year earlier.