However – despite the on-going challenges – the Nordic games market is growing up. Its retail sector has matured, with the likes of GAME and GameStop in the territory. Meanwhile, the industry’s trade bodies are working hard with governments and financial bodies, while an official Nordic-wide chart isn’t far away either.
“The Swedish trade body MDTS and the Nordic Game program are doing a great job with the political agenda,” says Nordic Games MD Pelle Lundborg.
“I am positive that there are less tough challenges ahead, and whatever they are, the industry is now grown up enough to deal with them – similar to how ELSPA in the UK have got very organised in dealing with issues.
“To get the financial industry more involved is still tough, but things started moving in the right direction here as well during 2009. A pan-Nordic reporting – similar to Chart-Track – is soon underway and is well needed.”
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Nordic-wide software chart on it's way
From MCV's Nordic Market Report (PDF, page 19).