China is set to beat the US to become the biggest video game market in the world, for the first time in history, and these stocks reflect the Asian market dominating the industry. Companies in the mobile gaming field tend to either be startups or to have larger market caps. That being said, here are some small stocks that may interest video game investors.
The following companies all have market caps under $50 million.
Market cap: $39.05 million
The9 are a Chinese company specializing in web and mobile games. They see online game as ‘the ninth mode’ of art, after painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, dance, drama and movie.Firefall is an example of one of their best known titles.
Market cap: $33.94 million
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, GigaMedia provide online games and cloud computing businesses. Their game portal business, FunTown, is focused on the high-growth mobile and browser-based casual games and social casino games markets in Asia. FunTown provides various services including Avatars, Family and Friends Messenger and Tournaments, to name a few.
Mad Catz Interactive (USA) (NYSEMKT:MCZ)
Market cap: $6.57 million
A bit of a curveball, this company is on the hardware side of the gaming business. They design and distribute, manufacture and market interactive entertainment products. They cater to gamers playing across multiple platforms, providing accessories compatible with handheld in-home gaming consoles and also smartphones. Their GameSmart line includes headsets, keyboards and mice. They operate in Europe as well as Asia.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Emma Harwood, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.