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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

Jun 15, 2018
Video Games

Reflections on E3 2018

This was my thirteenth E3.  As I walked the show floor this year, on more than one occasion I looked around and wondered how the industry got here and where it is going. The 2018 version of the show r...

Jan 24, 2018
Video Games

2018 US Video Game Market Predictions

Some of these predictions originally appeared on gamesindustry.biz The console and PC games markets had an amazing 2017. A lineup of games that rivals the best years in the history of video games,...

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 take a look at the report card. I made two sets of pr...

Oct 31, 2017
Video Games

U.S. Video Game September Results Representative of a Resurgent Console Market

The NPD Group reported U.S. sales of video game products in the month of September grew 39% when compared to a year ago, reaching $1.2B in the month. Performance of console software was the most impre...

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. It may also be one of the most important games releasing in the console space thi...

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.  The Nintendo Switch has experienced a strong launch, supported by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.  Highly ...

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. This is 2017, however, and it has seemingly become normal ...

Feb 27, 2017
Video Games

Retail can benefit from the emerging Games as a Service model

Games as a Service (GaaS) is a term gaining significant traction within the video game marketplace, for good reason. These types of games, which frequently include digital add-on components such a...

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.  Retail game sections have shrunk, packaged game sales have declined, more games have been released exclus...

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.  There are more games, and more opportunities to spend, than ever before.  Iterative console hardware...

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