ESport and eSport betting is booming. You can earn real money with your tips and the necessary expertise. But there is another way. Those who invest in the gaming industry, i.e. bet on the best stocks, can probably bring home really “fat” profits in the medium term.
Actually, the game industry is considered relatively new. However, it is true that the first computer games were already published in the 1950s, but at that time in a simple form. In 2020, the game industry was estimated to be worth $173.7 billion. By 2026, the value of the companies is expected to rise to approximately $314.4 billion, an insane potential.
In recent months, the industry has benefited from the global Corona pandemic. More and more people have discovered gaming for themselves. Top companies like Microsoft and Sony have reported record figures.
Want to cash in on the boom? We have compiled four recommendations for you below.
Zynga is known for its browser games FarmVille and CityVille. In the company’s first phase, the games were exclusively playable on Facebook. In the meantime, Zynga has invested heavily and bought up several other well-known programming companies. In addition to its own game Words with Friends, Zynga has several well-known franchises on board, such as Toon Blast, CSR Racing and Empires & Puzzles. Zynga is currently valued at $7.1 billion.
Take-Two Interactive has enormous further development potential. The game manufacturer is probably best known for its flagship Grand Theft Auto. It is one of the most successful franchises of the online gaming scene ever. Grand Theft Auto has been sold 345 million times.
Take-Two Interactive was founded in 1993 and considers itself primarily at home in the console games sector. The company is behind the NBA 2K basketball series, a game that has become increasingly important for eSports betting in recent months. We don’t want to forget Red Dead Redemption, another top game from the manufacturer. Take-Two Interactive currently has a company value of just over $20 billion.
Activision can look back on a company history dating back to 1979. The game developer became known with Call of Duty and Quake. Since the merger with Blizzard Entertainment, the software company has been known as Activision Blizzard. Not too long ago, the company took over the competitor King with its game Candy Crush. Furthermore, Activision Blizzard operates the gaming platform Battle.net. The company’s value is officially estimated at $51.9 billion. However, Microsoft made a takeover offer of 68.7 billion US dollars a few days ago. The deal is to be completed by 2023 at the latest. What this means for you is that Activision Blizzard’s share price will probably pick up quite rapidly in the coming months.
Roblox Corp. might be the coolest investment opportunity. The company is behind the Roblox platform. On Roblox you can invent your own games or try out the games of other private inventors.
Roblox games are played all over the world. The company was founded in 2004 and today has an estimated value of 57.1 billion US dollars. The portal is also known for the superstars who provide entertainment on their Roblox islands, for example Paris Hilton or rapper Lil ‘Nas X.