Industry Analyst - U.S. Games@MatPiscatella
Mat Piscatella’s career has spanned the entertainment software industry, including tenures with Warner Bros and Activision. His industry experience ranges from business planning, analysis & forecasting, to operational and strategic planning. A self-proclaimed "game geek," Piscatella has worked in the industry for close to 15 years.
Video game brands he has worked on include Call of Duty, LEGO, Batman: Arkham, Guitar Hero, DreamWorks, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel.
Piscatella regularly works with key industry trade associations and is collaborating with colleagues on new initiatives for NPD. He has extensive experience presenting to and advising senior leadership for the video game industry.
His experience outside of entertainment software include marketing and sales roles for IRI and Banana Boat Suncare. He has an MBA in marketing from San Diego State University, and a BA in political science from California State University, San Bernardino.
Jan 24, 2020
2020 will set the stage for reinvigorated U.S. video game market expansion beginning in 2021, based on the concept of allowing more people to engage with gaming how, where, and when they want.
Jan 23, 2020
With 2019 behind us, Mat Piscatella digs into the results from both his January 2019 and September 2019 U.S. video game market predictions.
Jan 3, 2020
The video game market is rooted in foundational change with sporadic evolutionary leaps. The 2000s were about connectivity, 2010s were about service, 2020s are about access.
Sep 20, 2019
Strength in mobile gaming and growth in digital spending on consoles are two factors that will lead to a successful 2019 for the U.S. video games industry.
Jun 14, 2019
NPD video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella's key takeaways from this year's E3 Expo
Jan 29, 2019
The U.S. Video Game industry experienced strong growth in 2018, as sales increased 18% to over $43 billion. According to NPD’s Mat Piscatella, it will be difficult, but not impossible, to show significant growth this year against what may have been the strongest software slate in a decade a year ago.