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Old 09-11-2022, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Is the Gaming Industry something to invest in?

Can I buy stocks in gaming? Would it be a good idea?

I really don't know. Please tell me.
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Old 09-12-2022, 11:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is the Gaming Industry something to invest in?

The private equity firm that rolled up large chunks of boardgaming under Asmodée has now sold it, which suggests that investing is not a good way to make huge profits.

While there are certainly exceptions, the people I know in the gaming industry do it because they love it, in a much greater proportion than say people in computer games. Boardgames are only marginally profitable a lot of the time (and as people around the world feel poorer, and shipping gets more expensive, crowdfunding physical objects looks as though it's due for a major hit). RPGs are even less profitable, unless you're D&D.

And of course a lot of game companies are too small or too private to have tradable stock anyway.
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Old 09-12-2022, 11:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is the Gaming Industry something to invest in?

The common way of investing in RPGs is to outright buy a struggling property; very few game companies are publicly traded (some exceptions: Hasbro, Games Workshop).
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