Market size could grow by 50%, says Nintendo

Tuesday, 21st July 2009 22:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Nintendo of America’s senior director of product development, Tom Prata, revealed that according to Nintendo research, that the gaming market could grow as much as 50 percent.

Speaking at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, Prata stated that during the past two-and-a-half years, 30 million new gamers came into the fold in North America alone. This has brought the current player base to 143.7 million.

According to company research, the active market size of console and handheld gamers sits at 295 million and could grow by 150 million “if the right game came along.”

We’re just wondering which company will be the first to accomplish such a massive goal.

Via Edge, GoNintendo.



  1. Psychotext

    I could pull the entire Swedish women’s volleyball team if the right chat up line came along.

    Hey, it’s just as unlikely so shut up!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    :-D :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. slayernl

    @ psychotext that was funny,
    But you know that nintendo is right, just find the right type of games for people and they’ll try it.
    Once there in you can expend upon them

    #3 5 years ago

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