Video Game Stocks – Investing In Your Passion
Video games companies make a lot of money yearly. With the glass ceiling on profits nowhere in sight. Which have led many to feel that video games would make a great investment. A fact that is missed by many people is the fact that many video game companies are publicly traded. Meaning that as long you have the money you can own a piece of your favorite company. Video game stocks are easy to find if you know what you’re looking for.
Video game stocks are a great way to invest in the video game industry
Before I list off some of the stocks let me add a bit of sage wisdom as well as a small disclaimer. First off, I’m in no way a financial professional. Before investing in anything you should always consult an investment professional. The stocks in this list are in no way an endorsement of said stocks. This list is for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be used in any other manner.
Now that’s out of the way let’s get into the list.
This is one of four obvious inclusions on the list. GameStop is all about selling video games and video game related merchandise. While they’ve move into other merchandise niches in recent years. The core of their business remains video games.
Nintendo (TYO: 7974)
Nintendo has been in business for over a century, not many companies can say that. No company within the realm of video games can make the claim. Nintendo is in both the hardware and software business. No matter what happens in the realm of video games Nintendo isn’t likely going anywhere.
While they have a strong software and hardware business. Video games aren’t the core of Microsoft’s business. Instead they’re only one part of a very diversified company. Most of their business is focused on the PC market. There’s also of course, the Windows operating system for which the company is famous for.
Without a doubt Sony is one of the most diversified companies on this list. They have their hands in everything from video games to movies. Thus, their fortunes aren’t as singularly tied to just video games. So, if one aspect of their business has a bad quarter of year. The other aspects would hopefully help to minimize any loss.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Activision Blizzard is a big name in both the console market and the PC market. With several franchises under their corporate umbrella. The company is about as diversified as a software developer can be. The company has also made great strides in the realm of professional gaming as well. Thus, expanding their potential avenues for profit.
Tencent Holdings (TCEHY)
Tencent Holdings is perhaps once of the best video game stocks that you’ve never heard of. The company is based out of China, and as their name suggest their holdings are diverse. They have their hands in a little bit of everything including video games. In fact, you may be familiar with one of their subsidiaries. A little company known as Riot Games, and their slightly popular MOBA League of Legends.
Nvidia is a producer of graphics cards amongst other pieces of hardware and software. You will see their logo appear on many PC’s as well as some games that make use of their exclusive range of tools. Nvidia is a standard that has a strong reputation within the gaming community.
Hopefully This Helps
While there are many more video game stocks that you could purchase. Hopefully this list provides you with a good list to get started. Before investing in any stock it’s best to consult a professional. Perhaps this list can serve as a reference to aid you in your quest.
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