This issue includes: Spring 2022 market reports and top seller lists for games and comics/graphic novels. Also features the full year 2021 market size analysis and breakdown for hobby games and comics.
Working with CD Projekt to compliment Cyberpunk 2077 and to fit into the timeline just before it, team Pondsmith released Cyberpunk RED. It’s a tabletop prequel to the computer game.
GAMA also makes 70% of its revenues from events. That’s hardly healthy in a world of lockdowns and the group needs to diversify.
D&D, as you would expect, tops the ICv2 bestseller RPG chart autumn 2020 composed of data taken from retailers, distributors and manufacturers in North America.
ICv2 is a site about the tabletop hobby industry (board games, card games, wargames, etc) which is primarily intended for shops and press.
Thousands of games stores in America can now order games directly from Asmodee, even if they’re not an Asmodee game.
One of the sci-fi triumvirate is the Star Wars RPG, which has been in the top five for the previous 9 years.
The US giant Diamond Comic Distributors no longer makes mention of Ablaze’s uncensored Coman series The Cimmerian: Queen of Black Coast.
Other issues in the RPG landscape discussed by retailers included the dangerous cost of Kickstarters, Amazon’s ability to discount Wizards of the Coast products and the leadership of GAMA.
A historic shift is playing out as the market grew, primarily in the book channel, in 2018.