The next decade will be equally transformative from Emilylowes's blog

The past 10 years have witnessed an enormous amount of change on the scene of games. In 1999 the Dreamcast brought console gaming online right out from the box, for the first time. In the following decade, Electronic Arts and The Sims created an era of gaming's audience growth that continues until today. Mobile gaming also evolved to encompass more than playing the Game Boy, with cell phones as well as WoTLK Gold and Sony's PSP all joining the mix.

The next decade will be equally transformative, especially if an industry-wide report by Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter proves to be accurate. Particularly, Pachter is very bullish about the future of games that are distributed digitally and content, and expects them to increase exponentially.

"In our opinion the market for video games will likely to expand by at least the 7.2 percent rate over the 10 years to come, at the very least, it will double over this period," Pachter said. "We believe that digital downloads will make up the majority of the increase."

In ten years' time Pachter predicts that by the year 2000. the typical console to have terabytes of storage. He also suggest that full-game downloads are the normal (although the packaged products will dominate sales). The analyst said that publishers who view used-game sales as a threat to their sales are pushing especially to get digital distribution. At the same time the focus will be put on digital content as well as WOW WoTLK Classic Gold epiWorld of Warcraft gaming.

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