Tag Archives: $1 billion
Sun, Jan 17, 2010 | 09:58 GMT
James Cameron’s Avatar and Modern Warfare 2 are each sitting on over $1B in sales as proof that the 2009 holiday season was a good one, for both the film and games industry.
Wed, Dec 09, 2009 | 08:27 GMT
JR’s called it. The EA boss has claimed in an NBR interview that the global gaming audience is now greater than 1 billion.
“Conservatively, if I add up mobile users that play games, social network people that play games, people that play PC games online in Asia, all this stuff, this new audience: there’s at least a billion people gaming today, compared to a couple of hundred million just five years ago.
“So we have five times the audience we’ve ever had and it’s growing in leaps and bounds. And it’s no longer a niche.”
The advent of digital had brought a “torrent of new consumers” into games.
The exec went on to reiterate his view that digital gaming now accounts for around 40 percent of all games business.
That’s a good interview. Well worth a watch.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 08:41 BST
An In-Stat report has claimed that Xbox Live revenue is likely to hit $1 billion per year by 2013.
“Each of the three key [console] vendors is positioned to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in annual online gaming revenue from online service subscriptions, download revenue and-or online advertising,” said the research firm.
“Microsoft’s Xbox Live service will clearly lead, with projected revenue of over $1 billion in revenue annually by 2013.”
The report goes on to say that increasing ubiquity of internet-ready devices and network availability is fuelling the growth in online subs.
Full thing through the link.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 07:16 GMT
More than 1 billion games of Halo 3 have been played, according to this Bungie blog post. That’s more than we have fingers and toes, so it’s a bit beyond us.
“Saturday night, while many of us were stuffing food into our faces, plenty of folks were still playing Halo 3,” said the firm in the update.
“At precisely 6.36pm PST, in a three minute and nineteen second game of Infection on Foundry, four players participated in Halo 3′s one billionth match.”
That’s ridiculous, whichever way you cut it. There’s some more silly figures through the link.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 | 14:16 GMT
The review states that the Mexican games industry is “exploding”.
“The results of our research flies in the face of the image of Mexico as an insignificant consumer market plagued with piracy,” said Phung Pham, lead analyst on the paper. “There is a booming gamer population and despite problems with piracy, a substantial level of legitimate business. And video game publishers are finally starting to take note.”
All those people speaking Spanish. You’d think someone would launch a proper Spanish language games website, wouldn’t you?