A report from market research company Newzoo predicts that Americans will have spent $20.5 billion (€15 billion) on games by the end of 2013, with 65% of the total spend coming through digital purchases.
Sales-tracking company the NPD Group has cited growth in physical and digital video gaming as the reasons behind significant year-on-year growth in the amount US consumers spent on games during the third quarter of 2013.
John Hoffman, acting New Jersey Attorney General, has announced that online gaming company E-Sports Entertainment has agreed to pay a $1 million (€740,741) settlement as the result of a course case relating to electronic currency Bitcoin.
Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank and video game corporation GungHo Online Entertainment have agreed a deal worth $1.5 billion (€1.2 billion) to purchase 51% of Finnish video game development company Supercell.
Video games publisher Majesco Entertainment Company has finalised a takeover of online game developer Orid and software company Pariplay through GMS Entertainment Limited, a new venture that will focus on online casino games.