[casual_games] Digital Shelf Space
saad_faisal76 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 6 07:04:17 EDT 2005
Juan, it might sound a inevitable question for me can
you explain the need for asking this question
"Distributor or Publisher?" by major portals.
--- Juan Gril <juangril at jojugames.com> wrote:
> I just want to adress the comment that James and
> Wade made about
> implementing technological features for better
> placement of games. It's not
> that the people in portals wouldn't do these things.
> The biggest problem is
> that all major portals today are still asking
> themselves the same question
> they were asking themselves years ago: "Am I a
> distributor or a publisher?".
> So while they try to answer this question, they go
> into different business
> models which let them have more control over the
> content (clubs... passes...
> you get the idea).
> Ironically enough, the biggest growth in market
> share in 2004 and 2005 are
> attributed to the small web sites who have a very
> clear idea of what they
> are first and foremost, and yes, definitely those
> who will implement the
> technological features that you talk about will let
> then grow the volume
> that they need to go into the next step.
> The big question is? Will it be just one? Or two, or
> less than five? It
> seems that though Amazon is big, a lot of people use
> search engines to look
> for the best price of a product. And then you can
> think: so search engines
> become the front-end right?
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