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Video game streaming sites like Square Enix, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and EA Sports are seeing strong growth as more people become fans of NFL video games.
The NFL’s live streaming service, NFL GamePass, recently became the first major sports video game to reach $1 billion in revenue.
That figure includes revenue from licensing and other deals with media partners, and is the first time a major sports league has ever made money from a video game, according to Jeff Fager, CEO of Square Enix and Warner Bros., and chairman of EA Sports.
NFL Gamepass is now available on Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation Vue, Xbox, and Xbox 360.
“We are really excited to see the success of our partnership with Apple and Amazon,” Fager said in a statement.
“The success of this partnership shows how successful our partnership is with Apple, Amazon, and Google.
We believe we have an incredible opportunity to further enhance our content for Apple, Google, and the entire NFL ecosystem.”
The growth of the NFL game streaming services, combined with the league’s continued push into online streaming services and social media, is helping to boost its user base.
According to Square Enix’s Q4 2016 financial report, the company sold approximately 5.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the quarter, which is up from 3.6 million during the same quarter last year.
Square Enix is now the third largest PlayStation platform seller, behind only Sony and Microsoft, according a Q4 2017 report by eMarketer.
For the full year, Square Enix has sold 3.2 million PlayStation consoles, which equates to a 32 percent share of the total console market.
Square’s PlayStation platform is currently the most popular PlayStation platform worldwide, with a 22 percent share, according the report.
This growth in its platform sales reflects the continued growth of online gaming, Fager added.
“I’m sure there will be a lot more games to come from our platform,” Fagers said.
“This growth is going to continue.
I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
The NFL has a long history of partnering with streaming platforms, with the NFL Game Pass being a key part of its service.
During the NFL’s 20th season in 2018, the league partnered with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Vudu, and YouTube for the launch of NFL GamePack, a streaming service for the league.
That service launched in July 2018 and has since seen a steady stream of content from the NFL, according Google’s research.
In a March 2018 report, Google said that the NFL has seen strong growth in video games as a whole over the last two years, but the biggest growth came from the game streaming service.
Google reported that the total revenue for the NFL streaming service was $6.3 billion in 2018.
The revenue for video games in the NFL is growing faster than the overall video game industry, and Square Enix noted that the growth in the live streaming platform was a major driver behind the NFL success.
“Square Enix has a tremendous interest in expanding our partnership,” Fader said.
Square has also worked with several sports networks on their NFL content, including ESPN, FOX Sports, and FOX Sports 2.
“For many of us, it was not a conscious decision, but more of an instinct,” Fier said.
For example, Fader and others believe that watching the NFL games on Fox Sports 1, a Fox network that is not affiliated with the NHL, could have helped to boost viewership for the games.
“It is definitely not a bad thing to have a connection with Fox Sports, because they are the network of choice for the NHL and the NHL Playoffs,” Fayer said.