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Games industry expected to be worth $100 billion by 2017

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 22:26 GMT By Mike Irving

According to a new report, the games industry is expected to be worth more than $100 billion in the next three years, with mobile gaming a major driving force.

Digi-Capital’s new Global Games Industry Review reports that mobile and online gaming may account for up to 60% of the industry’s revenue in 2017. Much of the growth, in those sectors and in general, is likely to come from Asia.

The Review also indicates that the beginning of the next generation of games consoles has helped that sector of the market recover after a few slower years.

Thanks, Games Industry.

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3 Comments

  1. lolatfanboys

    Time to start a business. Going to make a first person shooter, where you ride Zombie Bears to fight of the communist threat from 1980 as you time traveled to a time where R.R. rules supreme over the Allies and is a cyborg

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Tyrantsoul

    @1 The sad thing is that sounds a hell of alot more fun than the crap that gets released today.Stuff like Battlefield and Cod the the rest of their ilk are just AAA shovelware.Buy game now pay more to get the rest of said game.Fun is slowly being drained away from games because game devs try to make games as non”gamey”as possible.I think it was Levine that said”boss fights are far too gamey”.

    Anyway rant over.Go for kickstarter Lolatfanboys,even if you where not serious you have at least one sale in me lol.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. lolatfanboys

    @2 well thanks, still learning my Unity though. But I will really put something up, may just take a while and well without Ronald xD.

    I suspect part of the Kickstarter success is that true gamers (more than 2h a day :D) hate to play the same shit over and over again in pretty graphics. Big companies have to pay off too many people that only care for money, so I hope it will be even easier in the future to go indie and still achieve “pretty” graphics!

    #3 12 months ago

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