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Piers Harding-Rolls      

Director of Games Research for IHS Technology

As head of games research at IHS, Piers Harding-Rolls leads a team of analysts tracking the evolution of the games sector across all major packaged game and digital games segments. He is regularly quoted across specialist and consumer press on games-related topics and is an acknowledged expert in the market transition from physical media to digital games opportunities.

Prior to joining the company in 2005, he worked for eight years as a leading analyst of the IT services and software industries involved in both consulting projects and published research for high profile international companies. His recent research includes analysis of the PC social networking games opportunity and multiplayer online games, tracking adoption of new business models, the evolving multi-channel retail model, and online console connectivity, strategies and trends.


Nintendo shares are up 30% thanks to Switch - May. 24, 2017

Piers Harding-Rolls, the head of games research at IHS Markit, said the main risk for Nintendo is that it won't be able to keep pace with demand for the console.

Consumer Spending on Virtual Reality Entertainment to Hit $3.3 ...

... will dominate content monetisation,” said Piers Harding-Rolls, director of games ... 1 percent of overall entertainment spending worldwide,” Harding-Rolls said.

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