The new year is about games, not ads
Games are no longer the new focus of the year.
With the rise of mobile and social gaming, the industry is seeing a surge in advertising revenue, especially in mobile.
The growth in revenue and market share has helped drive a new era of ad-driven games.
But with all of the attention paid to social gaming and ad-free gaming, games aren’t always considered to be the top revenue-generating industries.
Games that are primarily for kids have had an upswing in popularity and popularity has been accompanied by an increase in ad revenue, according to The Wall St. Journal.
The game industry’s top revenue earner is EA’s Madden NFL 15.
The company earned $1.2 billion in revenues last year.
Madden NFL 17 was released in February.
The Madden NFL game was the top-grossing video game in North America and the No. 1-grosser game in China, according the Entertainment Software Association.
“We are seeing an exponential growth of the market for our products, especially our digital content,” said EA vice president of marketing and marketing partnerships, Greg Marks.
“The biggest growth area for us is our digital game business.
We’ve sold over 25 million digital games and are seeing our digital business grow by 25 percent year-over-year.”
EA is one of the biggest advertisers in the world.
Its Madden NFL series was the third most-watched series in the U.S. in 2016.
And with Madden NFL 18, the company has released its latest franchise game, Madden NFL 19, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
The publisher said its Madden NFL digital game revenue in 2017 was up 40 percent from the previous year.
“Our growth is going to be driven by digital, and that includes the Madden NFL, Madden Mobile and Madden TV products, which are coming out soon,” said Marks.
EA has also released two new video games: EA Sports UFC, a real-time strategy video game and a sports-focused online shooter.
EA Sports FIFA 18 and Madden NFL 2019 are set to launch later this year.
And EA said its games will continue to grow as they have in the past.
“In addition to growing the number of platforms, our digital businesses are expected to grow faster than the number that are available,” said Madden NFL 20 game director, John Riccio.
“This means that we will be able to continue to deliver more games for more platforms and more people as we add content to our existing brands.”
EA Sports Madden NFL 21 will be released in early 2018, and EA Sports NFL Blitz is scheduled for a 2018 release.
Madden Mobile is expected to launch next year.
EA says its Madden Mobile game will have “more than 1 billion hours of gameplay and more than 400 million players across all of its platforms.”
It will be free-to-play.
Madden League and Madden Mobile are part of EA Sports’ NFL family of games.
EA sports has released games in the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, NCAA, MLB Virtual, MLB Video, NBA Live, MLB GameTime, MLBTV, NBA Mobile, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFLPA, NHL Mobile, NHL Fantasy, NHLPA Fantasy Hockey, NHL Takeover, NHL Ultimate Team, NFLX, NHLZ, NHL Xtreme, and FIFA Mobile.
EA games will have their own Twitter and Facebook pages.
Madden Sports is the largest sports franchise in the video game world, with more than 20 million registered players around the world, according EA Sports.
It is owned by Electronic Arts.