Is Marvel Missing Another Huge Opportunity?

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 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 recently shuttering LucasArts and handing Star Wars game development to Electronic Arts , 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.

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