据IHS Screen Digest最新报告显示，由于在线及社交游戏的崛起，2010年游戏行业的融资及收购交易发展迅速。2010年整个游戏市场共有210项融资及收购交易，其中融资占123项，收购有87项，同比2009年增长了36%。
IHS Screen Digest分析师Steve Bailey指出，有两种趋势推动了2010年游戏行业融资行为的增长，一是在线游戏领域，尤其是社交游戏的快速发展，二是西方市场和亚洲地区融资和收购交易的活跃，这两个市场的融资和收购行为也集中于在线游戏市场。
该报告还表明，中国腾讯向俄罗斯Digital Sky Technologies投资3亿美元是2010年游戏行业规模最大的融资活动，其他较有影响力的融资活动包括Zynga获得日本软银的1.47亿美元投资，ZeniMax Media获得Providence Equity Partners的1.5亿美元投资（ZeniMax Media利用这笔钱收购了Arkane Studios和日本Tango Gameworks两家公司）。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Game Funding And Company Acquisitions Rise 36 Percent In 2010
The number of funding and acquisition deals in the industry increased substantially in 2010, thanks in large part to the growing online and social spaces, reports IHS Screen Digest.
The games market saw a total of 123 funding rounds and 87 acquisitions in 2010, totaling 210 deals — a 36 percent increase when compared to 2009.
IHS Screen Digest notes that acquisitions alone doubled last year, with 20 to 24 events taking place every quarter, while 2009 only saw 49 acquisitions throughout the entire year.
Total declared funding also saw a noted increase, up 130 percent at $1.89 billion, compared to $819 million in 2009. Among the most popular areas for financial investment was the social gaming market, which received 300 percent more funding in 2010.
The report excluded numbers related to the mobile market, however, which IHS Screen Digest tracks separately from the game industry.
IHS Screen Digest analyst Steve Bailey pointed out two trends that helped drive 2010′s spike in financial activity: “First, it was driven by burgeoning activity in the fast-evolving sphere of online gaming, with particular emphasis on social network gaming.
“Second, movement in funding and acquisitions also has ramped up between Western markets and entities in Asia, centered likewise on the growth to be found in various aspects of online gaming,” he said.
IHS Screen Digest noted that the largest funding event in 2010 was Chinese developer Tencent’s $300 million investment in Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies. Other notable funding included Zynga’s $147 million it secured from Japanese investor Softbank, and the $150 million ZeniMax Media received from Providence Equity Partners. The latter investment allowed ZeniMax to acquire both Arkane Studios and the Japan-based Tango Gameworks. （source:gamasutra）