I’m not sure how I missed this in February, but here’s some data on the virtual goods markets in Latin America by country thanks to SuperData Research . The region had a cumulative virtual goods market of $334 Million in 2010, $517 Million in 2012 and $624 Million by 2014.
- Brazil – $165 million virtual goods market in 2010 – virtual good sales are predicted to double to $320 million in 2014
- Mexico – $42.5 Million in 2010
- Guatemala – $2.3 Million in 2010
- Costa Rica – $1.2 Million in 2010
- Panama – $1.7 Million in 2010
- Dominican Republic – $3.1 Million in 2010
- Venezuela – $11.9 Million in 2010
- Colombia $44 Million in 2010
- Argentina – $19.1 Million in 2010
- Ecuador – $4.5 Million in 2010
- Peru – $15.4 Million in 2010
- Bolivia – $2.3 Million in 2010
- Paraguay – $0.8 Million in 2010
- Chile – $13.3 Million in 2010
- Uruguay – $3.4 Million in 2010
According to Dow Jones VentureSource, there were 81 announced funding deals in the first quarter of 2011 accounting for $875 Million.
- $6.4 billion was invested in 661 deals in Q1 2011
- This is a 35% increase in the amount of investment from the same quarter last year
- 5% less deals were done though meaning investors are becoming a little more selective
According to Home Media Magazine, IHS iSuppli has revised its estimate for iPad shipments in 2011 based on manufacturing and quality control difficulties.
- Apple is now forecast to ship 39.7 Million iPads in 2011
- Non-iPad tablets are forecast to reach 111.1 million by 2013
- iPad is expected to have shipped 81.3 million units by 2013
IHS iSuppli released new estimates on the install base of the Nintendo 3DS, citing a lower lifetime potential due to competition from iPhone and other devices that play games that weren’t present when the DS launched.
- IHS forecasts a global installed base of 3DS devices at 11.6 million by the end of 2011
- By 2015, IHS forecasts a global installed base of 70 million 3DS devices
- This compares to total sales of DS/DS Lite of 91 million at a comparable point in its sales cycle
The global market for social networks will surpass $5 billion by 2015 according to Parks Associates. The firm also stated that more than 250 million people currently play social network games every month.
On March 18th, we posted some data from Business Insights that predicted the market at $4 Billion by 2015.
According to new research from Google, tablet usage is growing and sometimes surpasses time spent on desktop and TV. Key findings include:
- 43% of respondents spend more time with their tablet than with their desktop/laptop
- 1 in 3 respondents spends more time with their tablet than they do watching TV
- Tablets are used widely for playing games, searching for information and emailing
- Most popular activities on tablets include gaming (84%), searching for info (78%) and emailing (74%)
- Least popular include shopping (42%), reading e-books (46%) and consuming entertainment (51%)
- People are spending at least an hour a day on their tablet and using it primarily at home
- 68% of respondents spend at least 1 hour a day on their tablet
- 82% of respondents primarily use their tablet at home
- 69% of respondents said they use their tablet more frequently on weekdays relative to weekends
- Tablets are used more during the night according to 62% of respondents
- 77% of respondents reported that their desktop/laptop usage decreased
You can download the full report here.