Neil here.

I don’t know about you, but I think one of the easiest ways to pass the time is by playing games on my phone. Whether it’s something like Candy Crush, or even a quiet game of Sudoku, I find time moves much faster while I’m playing.

But lately, mobile gaming has become… well… extremely annoying.

I’m sure you’ve noticed it too. You can’t get 30 seconds into a game without being bombarded by advertisements and in-app purchases… especially when the game itself was free.

I’d almost rather pay a couple of dollars up front for a better experience than constantly clicking out of ads in between game rounds.

Don’t get me wrong. I understand that game developers need to make money, but I think there’s a better way to do it that doesn’t compromise user experience.

You see, video gaming is a massive $152 billion industry with plenty of untapped growth potential. Around 3.1 billion people around the world play video games of some kind, and improving gaming experiences across the board is what will keep these people interested and happy to keep playing.

But to be honest, I don’t think the next gaming revolution will come from the mobile space.

In fact, there are companies outside the mobile gaming sector that are leading this charge.

(I’m even investing in one of them myself. You can check out the details on that over here.)

Because here’s the thing. There’s a massive hole in the gaming industry, and it’s going to take more than a couple of ad-free mobile games to fix it.

And if you’re looking for the next big name as a potential investor, you’ll need to look for a few key characteristics. From what I’ve seen in the space so far, the best solutions will solve three problems…

1. The gaming industry’s next big players will need to be less expensive.

Industry prices are ridiculous these days. I’m talking $60 to $70 for the games alone. Add on the price of a console, a couple of new controllers, and an online gaming subscription and you’ll likely be out a few hundred (or even a thousand) dollars just to play a game.

2. They’ll also need to be way less solitary.

You know, as much as I enjoy the odd video game, I’ve noticed that it’s a really isolating experience. As my daughter grows up, I want to be able to play family-friendly games with her… and I certainly don’t want her locked up in her room playing video games by herself. But that’s exactly what today’s biggest games promote… and I think the best solutions will bring gaming back to the family.

3. And finally, they need to be simple.

People – including myself – just don’t want to spend hours trying to master a game and its controls. It takes away from the fun of the game. When I’m looking for the next major companies in the space, I want to see companies that simplify these controls to make gaming a more enjoyable experience for all.

One example that I can think right off the bat? The Nintendo Wii.

It was simple, it was family-friendly, and it came with a few demo games in tow. Not to mention, its original $250 price tag is far less than many of today’s consoles. (The PlayStation 5 retails for around $500, with another $70 per new controller.)

All I’m saying is that if Nintendo were a startup back then, I would have invested solely for the Wii. I think it was one of the most genius gaming inventions of all time… and it generated a whopping $25 billion in revenue.

Imagine being able to share in just a sliver of that console’s success.

That’s why I’m so excited about a new gaming company that I’ve chosen to invest in this year.

It has developed a new console that’s comparable to the Wii… but I think it’s going to be even better.

It’s only a young company right now, but it already has $25 million in revenue already locked up pre-launch.

Plus, this company has set up a revenue-share deal… meaning any person who’s lucky enough to get in right now could share in years of massive revenue growth.

And not to mention, this founder is a rockstar. I interviewed him to get the full breakdown on this opportunity, so just click here to check out all of the details.

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,

Neil Patel