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Global Industry Analysts predicts gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 15:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Global Industry Analysts (GIA) expects the global gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015.

The report, titled Video Games: A Global Strategic Business Report, was complied by GIA reviewing trends in gaming from 2001-2015.

It was concluded that growth can be attributed to the climbing installed bases of consoles, the popularity of MMOs, mobile games, more customers acquiring high speed internet, and the increased access to all of these in developing countries in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Due to purchasing figures for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, gamers in Europe and North America spent the most in 2009, with East Asia and Japan driving the sales of MMOs, and mobile phones games driving the market in developing countries.

The full report can be viewed here.

Via IndustryGamers.

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30 Comments

  1. No_PUDding

    Imagine all the game we’ll ahve played by then! :)

    Imagine all the work I’ll have to do in between them to buy the games :(

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Is that a picture of Nintendo’s garden?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    Swine Flu has been introduced amongst the population so we can stay in and whore games moaaar! It’s a conspiracy.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    @Blerk xD

    Seriously, someone needs to hire you. As a game designer AND writer.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. satsugai

    Funny Blerk. :D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I’m open to offers!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    yea and pc gaming leading the way. Oh by console sales on a decline ahahahhahhaha

    the world does not play on consoles, they playon the pc’s

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    Actually, the world plays football. (Not American!)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    You dont actually look at PC sale numbers very often do you bdh…

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    The full report can be viewed here…

    …if you have $3950 to spend on it.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Not having the full report in the article is just shoddy journalism, Pat needs to reach into his pockets :p

    #11 6 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    @Gekidami said

    agin the world does not play on consoles, they on the pc. The console industry does not make the numbers pc gaming industry does.

    Don’t give i don’t look nmbers bull!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “Don’t give i don’t look nmbers bull!”

    Que? But whilst you’re here, have you got any links for console gaming revenue vs PC gaming revenue in 2008? I’m struggling to find any solid data.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    do you really want to get me started

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2008/06/gaming-expected-to-be-a-68-billion-business-by-2012.ars

    lets take a look at consoles

    http://www.gadgetteaser.com/2009/04/18/next-gen-console-sales-decline-in-march/
    they have been on a steady decline

    if you want I can bring alot more facts too

    http://blogs.ft.com/techblog/2009/06/top-execs-abandon-consoles-for-social-gaming/

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    You’re owning yourself with those links:

    “Console games will continue to lead the way in terms of sales, with an expected growth of 6.9 percent from $24.9 billion in 2007 to $34.7 billion in 2012.”

    And why are you putting links about console sales? You know they only add to the revenue along with games and other hardware unlike PC where its just the games.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. blackdreamhunk

    plase china.india,germeny I could go on don’t play on consoles.

    pc gaming is booming in a ression with over 68 billions

    you must be a hardcore console fanboy because alot of investors are moving from consoles these days.

    enjoy your last generation of consoles

    http://kotaku.com/5297023/colbert-mocks-project-natal-debuts-new-xbox

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/05/e3-predictions/

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    PC’s are toys.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Nice words, shame real life facts show that consoles shift the most games.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    do you like my links it pretty much says the state of consoles.

    http://kotaku.com/5297023/colbert-mocks-project-natal-debuts-new-xbox

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/05/e3-predictions/

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/164368/analyst_no_new_game_consoles_until_2013_if_ever.html

    it’s so bad now some publishers and game devs don’t want to support some consoles

    http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/3277020

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologyreviews/videogamereviewsandpreviews/5601511/Activision-may-stop-making-video-games-for-the-PS3.html

    consoles are junk and they are money sucking absis. Where console game devs, publishers and console hardware go bankuprt.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    No 2008 pc vs console gaming revenue info there. Is there no information out for it? There must be surely.

    Edit – I must admit, that first link is amusing though…

    An industry study conducted on the worldwide video game industry has predicted that the video game boom will continue through to 2012, with total sales soaring to $68.4 billion by 2012. The outlook isn’t as rosy for PC gaming, which is projected to drop by 1.2 percent during the same period.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Oops. The comments section really doesn’t like that blockquote tag.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    yea and we all know how consoles are not world wide. hahahaha

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6210424.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;5

    more links on that 68 billion

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Yet they still sell more stuff and get more money, magic isnt it?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    you tell me lol microsft and sony is in the big bright red. Investors are moving away from consoles. console game devs are going bankuprt.

    these days game devs only want to deal with pc gaming and nintendo.

    Some games are not even selling well on the nintendo. In fact a game devs was crying because none of his games sold yet he had high AAAscores.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Ok, cool… so PC gaming revenue is $68bn for 2008. Now who can find console gaming? I can only seem to find total figures for the industry.

    Edit – Oh, no. PC game revenue is $12.7bn in 2008. That $68bn is some fluffy number for “total market worth”.

    Edit 2 – I’m struggling to find that number at all in the actual PDF. I can only seem to find 2007s figures.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

    I can find it links but I don’t feel like at this point. there tons of liknks out there. i pretty mush gave alot here. I’m going to go enjoy my day :)

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I have figures for console game sales for 2008 now, but only for the US: http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6203257.html

    $10.96bn

    That’s only retail too, so obviously not including anything like digital distribution, advertising, subscriptions etc.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. blackdreamhunk

    not much compared to pc gaming ahahahahahahaha

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    Umm… what?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    Math is lost on PC apparently, just like games. :p

    #30 6 years ago

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    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]