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Is Marvel Missing Another Huge Opportunity?

Marvel isn't doing enough to cash in on the gaming market, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

Witness Injustice: Gods Among Us, a top-selling combat video game from Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) that features DC Comics characters that topped NPD's sales charts in April and May. Why should investors care? Video gaming is a rich, multi-platform opportunity. For example, a tie-in iOS edition of Injustice feeds the console version -- and vice versa -- creating multiple revenue opportunities for Warner and DC. 

Marvel has no equivalent, and with Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) recently shuttering LucasArts and handing Star Wars game development to Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA  ) , it may be some time before a comparable title comes to market.

In the meantime, Tim says, look for Time Warner to profit from Injustice and the forthcoming Batman: Arkham Origins. Both should earn more than enough revenue to give Time Warner stock a kick over the next year.

Of course, Warner is only one of four significant opportunities in this genre. Interested in learning about the other three? The Motley Fool's new free report "Your Ticket to Cash In on the Superhero Battle of the Century" details what you need to know to profit from your favorite superheroes. Click here to read the full report!

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  • Report this Comment On August 17, 2013, at 3:58 PM, djf182 wrote:

    If this article is saying that there no fighting games with Marvel characters, then clearly the author never heard of Marvel vs Capcom which been out for years. Again, this was pre-disney and there may be legal issues for disney to make another fighting game outside of capcom.

  • Report this Comment On August 17, 2013, at 4:15 PM, truedats wrote:

    Witness Injustice: Gods Among Us, a top-selling combat video game. really who cares? marvel/capcom, MK, Dynasty warriors, Tekken, injustice, they are all the same game with slight visual differences. even if you put all fighting games available now together their sales wouldn't register against FPS or RPG games. so being top of a mountain in a category that amounts to an ant mound is probably not worth Disney/Marvel's time.

  • Report this Comment On August 17, 2013, at 7:57 PM, topherdude wrote:

    Well you can clearly see this guy isnt a true gamer he knows nothing about the amount of games released by DC.... what about DC universe it has been out for awhile and is published by Sony and is a MMO so its making them money. LOL these people that write these articles are FOOLS

  • Report this Comment On August 17, 2013, at 11:52 PM, Chapal2013 wrote: about recently released Marvel Heroes..Diablo style AARPG with full marvel cast, free to play. Does anyone google material before they create a "blog" about one side of the coin.

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 12:43 AM, jd2134 wrote:

    The only part the article makes, Is Disney shut down Lucasarts and is giving the games to others to make. The starwars games made by Lucasarts where the best. The games made by EA, are made to make money 1st, and be a ok game second or maybe fourth. I tend to shy away from EA games, cause they are over priced, and way to short.

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 10:03 AM, DGCHILDRESS wrote:

    Is this guy really trying to sell us on there are no Marvel games? Marvel vs Capcom, X-men Destiny, the Spiderman franchise has three nonmovie related games. So is Marvel really not making money in the gaming industry? I think they are making their fair share........ Not a good article!!!

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 12:10 PM, lacerz wrote:

    And here I thought LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was releasing in October.

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