Gaming Tech Companies Lead in Total Funding with $31.1 Billion Raised in a Decade, 2.5x more than their Mobile Gaming Counterparts

June 2, 11:11 am

Although mobile gaming companies generate the highest revenue and have the highest number of users in the gaming industry, they lose the race with their gaming tech counterparts when it comes to total VC funding.

According to data presented by, gaming tech companies have raised $31.1 billion in funding rounds in the past decade, or 2.5 more than their counterparts in the mobile gaming segment.

Gaming Tech Investments in 2024 Already Surpassed 2023 Levels

Game technology, or gametech, refers to solutions and services built especially for game development and used throughout a game's lifecycle. Examples include tech used for building the game itself, solutions used to monitor and improve game performance, analytics tools, and tech that provides user acquisition analytics and app store optimization.

Over the past ten years, VC investors have injected billions of dollars into companies in the gaming tech sector, fueling their growth. According to the DDM Game Investment Review Q1 2024 survey, game tech companies have raised $31.1 billion in the past ten years, significantly more than their counterparts from any other segment of the market. Moreover, statistics show the positive trend continued in 2024, with gametech companies raising $1.6 billion year-to-date, a promising 25% increase compared to the 2023 total.

Companies working in the MMO, MOBA, and metaverse fields of the gaming market hit the second-highest funding value of $29.8 billion in the past decade. Mobile gaming companies are far from these figures, with $12.1 billion raised in funding rounds since 2013. Console/PC gaming companies and their AR/VR counterparts follow with $9.3 billion and $2.9 billion in ten-year funding, respectively.

VC Investors Have Injected Almost $100 Billion into Gaming Companies in a Decade

The DDM survey also proved the gaming industry's resilience, as total investments rebounded in 2024 despite game industry layoffs and business turmoil. During the first quarter of the year, VC funding in the gaming sector totalled $2.2 billion across 178 investments, a remarkable 123% surge in value and a 20% increase in volume compared to Q4 2023. Moreover, this marked the first quarter with a value of over $2 billion since Q3 2022.

In comparison, between October and December 2023, VC investors made 149 investments in the gaming sector totaling one billion dollars. With more than two billion dollars poured into the market in the first three months of the year, the cumulative value of investments in the past decade jumped to almost $100 billion.

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