Extracted 05MAR2012 from http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/29/game-fundings-and-acquisitions-rise-130-per...
Video game acquisitions and funding deals rose 130 percent to $1.89 billion in 2010, up from $819 million in 2009, according to market researcher IHS Screen Digest.
The numbers cover funding and acquisitions activity in all areas of games except mobile. Oddly enough, that’s the most active area of the game business today, and Screen Digest says it tracks that market separately.
Companies in all regions are starting to go global, raising the likelihood of international deals. The total declared value of funding deals in social network games alone rose 300 percent in 2010.