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Protect Data and Generate Revenue with a Universal VGS Vault

A PCI-compliant centralized hub enables effective payment management and flexible orchestration that works for Video Gaming.

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Current State

Massive Growth

$400 Billion in the next 3 years1

Massive Growth

Primarily Digital Payments

89.5% of Sales Happen Digitally2

Primarily Digital Payments

Huge User Base

3.2 Billion Video Gamers Globally

3.2 Billion Video Gamers Globally

Top Considerations

Video Gaming Companies with 

Huge Revenue Growth

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Large Number of Transactions

Should Consider Three Aspects of Payments

  • Securing Sensitive Data
  • Unlocking Revenue Potential
  • Safely Transacting Globally and Cross-Channel

Key Trends

Four movements in the Video Gaming ecosystem make it even more critical to process high payment volumes securely and reliably.

Micro-Payments

Large Volumes of Small-Ticket Global Transactions Need the Right Mix of Processors, Risk Monitoring, and Fees.

Micro-Payments in games

In-App Purchases

Mobile Game Sales Processed by Apple and Google Rules Impact Payment Infrastructure Flexibility.

In-App Purchases

Google Play now has “alternative billing for in-app purchases” to offer users more payment options.

More payment options need multiple processors across various geographies.

As more mobile systems open up payment options, are you set up to securely manage payments while optimizing your costs?

Subscriptions

Out-of-Date Payment Info on Recurring Gaming Subscriptions Will Lower Revenue and Retention.

Subscriptions

Live Commerce

Game Streaming Combines Creator Payouts with Gamer Pay-ins and Requires A Seamless Experience for Both.

Live Commerce
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Customer Needs

Video Gaming companies are asking the questions all high-growth merchants selling large volumes should ask:

How can I secure my users' sensitive data during onboarding?

How can I derive more utility from my data to grow even more?

Can I lower my fees while I grow?

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New Compelling Events

Deadlines for Security Updates

PCI DSS v 4.0 will be the industry standard from 2024.

Video Gaming Companies will need to set up a new PCI-compliant environment, maintain it annually, and now meet updated requirements.

Need for Global Payouts

Solo and Gig Workers as Developers and Content Creators.

Video Gaming must enable global payment acceptance and payout needs across payment types, currencies, and regions to work with the best talent.

How Can VGS Help?

Centralized PCI-compliant vault

Centralized PCI-compliant vault

  • As Video Gaming companies grow, they need to expand to and manage multiple payment processor connections and fraud providers. Plus, they have to protect themselves from sensitive data breaches, which continually results in PCI compliance taking time away from core business.
  • A PCI-compliant centralized payments hub solves both issues. All your data in one place optimizes your operational costs and inefficiencies, while tokenization secures you from malicious hacks.
  • A centralized Vault offers control over your data, enabling a custom payments orchestration strategy across processors that serves you best. VGS supplements your infrastructure with flexible capabilities that work with your payment logic so you can set up and control your subscription and payment systems for your needs.

Add the Ability to Work with a Diverse Set of Global Providers

  • Typically, when Video Gaming companies set up payment processing, they do so with a single processor. This opens them to unsuccessful payments and limits their pricing leverage.
  • Adding a processor-agnostic Vault provider to their payments stack solves this. For a sizeable social gaming player in the US, storing all their data in their VGS Vault meant orchestrating payments Worldpay, Adyen, and other processors to achieve redundancy and increase the transaction success rate.
Diverse Set of Global Providers
Support for Multiple Game Types

Support for Multiple Game Types

  • Video games can be on mobile or gaming consoles or sold online through a game marketplace (e.g. Steam) on the PC. They can work across multiple channels simultaneously, be tied to one channel like an Xbox physical console, or move from one channel to another.
  • Different game types can benefit from data consolidation to achieve greater operational control, meet varying payment needs, and support multiple underlying processors.

Enable a Marketplace Structure

  • A gaming ecosystem comprises game publishers, purchasing platforms (such as the Xbox Marketplace), and gamers.
  • Payment infrastructure for a marketplace needs to enable all three, which calls for maximum payment flexibility and processing options. This is only possible when the payment information is centralized and can be deployed as needed.
Enable a Marketplace Structure