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

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

 

 

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.