Naavik Gaming Podcast

In this Metacast episode, Aaron Bush and Fawzi Itani join your host Maria Gillies to discuss:
#1 Evolution of Digital Game Sales: Will digital games overtake physical copies, and are digital sales a long-term strategy for console developers?

#2 Playtika’s 2022 Strategy: Playtika went public in January 2021 and they recently announced they’re considering a sale of the company. We discuss the possible ‘whys’ behind the decision based on their 2021 earnings and game portfolio.

#3 Steam Deck’s Release: We discuss whether Steam Deck – a handheld gaming PC - could become a success based on early product reviews, Valve’s addressable market and handheld competitors.

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