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Mat Piscatella
Industry Analyst

Mat Piscatella

Industry Analyst - U.S. Games


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.


Recent Posts

Jul 9, 2018
Video Games
Video Game Industry Predictions for Holiday 2018

NPD video games industry analyst, Mat Piscatella, offers his holiday predictions for 2018. So far this year, total industry spending in the U.S. reflects growth of 15 percent when compared to a year ago. All categories of spending have shown gains, including Software, Hardware, and Accessories & Game Cards

Jun 15, 2018
Video Games
Reflections on E3 2018

NPD video games analyst Mat Piscatella offers his take on how E3 has evolved over the 13 years he has worked in the games industry

Jan 24, 2018
Video Games
2018 US Video Game Market Predictions

The console and PC games markets had an amazing 2017.

Jan 23, 2018
Video Games
Mat’s 2017 US Video Game Market Prediction Results

Now that 2017 full year data for the video game category from The NPD Group is in the books (check out our video for all the detail), it’s time to get the report card.

Oct 31, 2017
Video Games
U.S. Video Game September Results Representative of a Resurgent Console Market

The NPD Group reported US sales of video game products in the month of September grew 39% when compared to a year ago, reaching $1.2B in the month.

Aug 28, 2017
Video Games
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner: How Microsoft is Looking to Heat Up Holiday Competition on Console

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the most popular and best-selling entertainment property you may have never heard of.

Jun 1, 2017
Video Games
Video Game Industry Predictions for Holiday 2017 and What to Watch at E3

2017 has been a fantastic year to be a video game fan.

Mar 1, 2017
Video Games
A week of incredible potential, and change, in the Video Game market

What a week. One would normally expect the release of a new console platform to dominate gaming news in the days leading up to its launch.

Feb 27, 2017
Video Games
Retail can benefit from the emerging Games as a Service model

Retail can benefit from the emerging Games as a Service model

Feb 3, 2017
Video Games
Small Games a Big Opportunity for US Video Game Retail

A dramatic change has been happening at gaming retail since the beginning of the decade.

Jan 16, 2017
Video Games
Video Game consumers should expect even more choice in 2017

Consumers of console and PC video games have never faced a more overwhelming level of choices.

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