US video game sales down 23% in May 2009
US sales of video games dived 23% to $863 mln in May 2009, NPD said, dipping below the $1 bln threshold for the first time since August 2007.
10.5 mln BluRay players in the US in Q1 2009
About 9 mln high-definition units sold in the US in Q1 2009, up from the 4.8 mln that sold during Q1 2008, according to Adams Media Research. There are now 10.5 mln Blu-ray households, encompassing owners of both Blu-ray set-tops and Blu-ray-enabled PlayStation 3s.
Game play among parents and non-parents
Do you ever use any of the following to play games whether or not you personally have one? Parents Non- Parents Desktop or laptop 45% 35% Game console 41 22 Cell phone, Blackberry, or other handheld organizer 25 16 Portable gaming device 21 10 Source: Pew Internet Project
Videogame revenues to reach $41.9 bln in 2009
IbisWorld said videogame industry revenue is set to reach $41.9 bln in 2009, having risen from $27.2 bln in 2004, with over 37 mln consoles sold in the United States alone in 2008.
How often do people play games?
How often do you play games, whether on a computer, or online, or on a game console, or on some other device? Everyday or almost everyday A few times a week A few times a month Less often Total gamers 21% 28% 27% 20% Gamers ages 18-29 20 30 30 16 Gamers ages 30-49 20 […]
Demographics of Adult Gamers
The percentage of Americans in each demographic category who report playing games online or offline, using a computer, cell phone or any other kind of gaming device: All adults 53% Sex Men 55 Women 50 Age 18-29 81 30-49 60 50-64 40 65+ 23 Race White, non-Hispanic 51 Black, non-Hispanic 51 Hispanic (English-speaking) 63 Annual […]
Computer or Game Console?
Pew Internet Project surveyed US adults regarding their sage of PCs vs consoles to play games. % of adults % of gamers Age Computer Game console Computer Game console Total adult population 38% 28% 73% 53% 18-29 55 61 68 75 30-49 42 34 70 57 50-64 33 9 83 23 65+ 19 2 81 […]
Console sales up 11% in February 2009
Video game hardware revenues climbed 11% to $532.7 mln in February 2009 from $481.4 mln in February 2008, according to NPD Group. Americans bought 753,000 units of Wii, the best-selling console. The handheld Nintendo DS, which sold 588,000 units, came in second. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 391,000 units, up 53% from a year earlier, while […]
Devices used for gaming among US adults
% of all adults % of adult gamers % of teen gamers Desktop or laptop computer 38% 73% 76% Game console (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, etc) 28 53 89 Cell phone, Blackberry, or other handheld organizer 18 35 50 Portable gaming device like PSP, DS, or Gameboy 13 25 62 Source: Pew Internet Project
Game hardware and software generated $22 bln in 2008
Computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $22 bln in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 bln of that total figure, a 22.9% jump over 2007, Entertainment Software Association announced. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of December 2008 sales, […]
2008 US video game sales reached $21.33 bln
According to NPD Group, Americans bought $21.33 bln worth of video game systems, software and accessories in 2008. This is a big jump from 2007’s $18 bln. Total hardware sales climbed 2% in December 2008, to $1.88 bln. For 2008, software sales hit nearly $11 bln, a 26% increase from 2007. Hardware sales jumped 11% […]
Share of Game Console Buzz in 2008
Game Console Percent of Buzz Xbox 41.6 Wii 29.8 PlayStation 28.6 Source: Nielsen
Videogame console usage in 2008
Rank Console Usage Minutes % 1 PlayStation 2 31.7 2 Xbox 360 17.2 3 Wii 13.4 4 Xbox 9.7 5 PlayStation 3 7.3 6 GameCube 4.6 7 Other 16.2 Source: Nielsen
190 mln households to have consoles by 2012, 148 mln of those will have Internet-connected consoles
By 2012, approximately 190 mln households will use a next-generation game console, TDG predicts. 80% of these households – 148 mln – will have this console connected to the Internet. 75% of connected-console households – more than 110 mln – will use console-based video services at least a couple times each week.
Game sales up 10% in November 2008
US retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories jumped 10% in November 2008 from November 2007 to $2.91 bln. The industry is still on track to reach $22 bln in US sales in 2008. Hardware sales jumped 10% to $1.21 bln. Video game software sales grew 11% to $1.31 bln.
Where consumers spend their money online – video games grew 60% in one year
Product Category Growth, YTY Total Retail Category (Excludes Travel) 6% Video Games, Consoles & Accessories 60% Furniture, Appliances & Equipment 52% Sport & Fitness 40% Event Tickets 18% Flowers, Greetings & Misc. Gifts 14% Home & Garden 6% Consumer Electronics (excluding PC Peripherals) 1% Computers, Peripherals & PDAs 0% Apparel & Accessories -2% Toys & […]
Video game hardware and software sales up 18% in October 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 18% in October 2008 from October 2007, after falling 7% in September 2008, as Wii console sold over 800,000 units, NPD reported.
UK video games market to grow 42% in 2008
Verdict Research predicted that the video games market would grow by 1.37 bln pounds or 42% in 2008, outstripping music and video sales. That would value the games market at 4.64 bln pounds compared to the 4.46 bln pounds spent on music and videos.
US game spending down 7% in September 2008
Americans spent $1.27 bln on video games in September 2008, down 7% from September 2007. Hardware sales dropped 9% to $497.98 mln and software sales fell 6% to $616.1 mln. Nintendo Wii and DS held their place as the two best-selling gaming systems. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 347,200 units during the month, in third place […]
Gaming plastic accessories are a $1.3 bln market
According to The NPD Group, US consumers spent a record $1.3 bln so far in 2008 on plastic guitars, steering wheels and other add-ons.
US video game sales up 9% in August 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 9% in August 2008 to $994.8 mln, boosted by the popularity of the newly released Madden NFL 09. Americans bought $384.6 mln in video game hardware, up 3% from August 2007, lead by sales of the handheld Nintendo DS, which sold 518,300 units, according to NPD […]
Online revenues from console games to reach $8 bln by 2012
Parks Associates estimates that global online revenues from games played on consoles will grow from $1.3 bln in 2008 (mostly from Xbox Live) to more than $8 bln in 2013.
Portable console sales for Q2 2008: Nintendo DS – 6.94 mln, Sony PSP – 3.72 mln
In Q2 2008 Sony sold 3.72 mln units of the PSP worldwide, while Nintendo’s DS sold 6.94 mln units.
Virtual economies employ 400,000 people in 2008
In 2008 the virtual game economy employs 400,000 people who earn an average of $145 per month, creating a global market worth about $500 mln, according to Professor Richard Heeks from the University of Manchester. 80% of virtual game workers are based in China.
Video game hardware and software sales up 28% in July 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software soared 28% in July 2008, hitting $1.19 bln. According to NPD Group, Americans bought $446.9 mln worth of video game hardware during the month, a 17% jump from July 2007.
65% of US households play video games, 38% have consoles, 40% are female
40% of US gamers are women, Entertainment Software Association says. 65% of American households play computer and video games. 38% of American homes have a video game console. The average game player is 35 years old. One out of four gamers are over age 50. Women age 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion […]
US video hardware and software sales up 53% un June 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 53% in June 2008 when compared to June 2007, NPD reported. For the first half of 2008, the US video game industry has generated $8.3 bln in sales. This is a 36% increase in sales from the same period a year before. “Metal Gear Solid 4″ […]
87% of PS3 owners watch BluRay movies
87% of PlayStation 3 owners have watched BluRay movies on PS3’s built-in BluRay player, Entertainment Merchants Association reported.
Video games to reach $68.3 bln by 2012
Video game industry is expected to shoot from $41.9 bln in global sales 2007 to $68.3 bln in 2012, a compound annual growth rate of 10.3%, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reported. Online and wireless games will grow the fastest at 16.9% and 19%, respectively. Online will jump from $6.6 bln 2007 to $14.4 bln in 2012, while wireless […]
Video game sales reached $1.12 bln in May 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software were $1.12 bln in May 2008, up 37% from May 2007. “Grand Theft Audio 4″ the best-selling title for the month, NPD said. In 2008 US video games industry has generated $6.6 bln in sales, topping total 2007 annual revenue.
Casual games generate $2.25 bln annually
One-third of people ages 6 to 44 have played online casual games, according to NPD Group. Globally, casual games on PCs, game systems and handhelds, played online and off, generate about $2.25 bln annually, according to the Casual Games Association.
Video game hardware and software sales up 47% in April 2008
Americans spent $1.23 bln on video games, hardware and accessories in April 2008, up 47% from April 2007. Total hardware sales grew 26% to $426.2 mln, with the Wii selling 714,200 units, followed by the handheld Nintendo DS at 414,800. Software sales surged to $654.7 mln from $389.4 mln in April 2007. Grand Theft Auto […]
25% of Americans have an HDTV set
5.5 mln households brought home an HDTV set for the first time during the 2007/2008 holiday and Super Bowl season in 2008. 25% of US households or 28 mln now have at least one HDTV set, that up from a penetration of 20% in September 2007. Among those who purchased their HDTV set in the […]
Video game hardware, software sales up 57% in March 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 57% in March 2008 YTY, NPD reported. Sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories hit $1.7 bln in March 2008. Super Smash Bros Brawl was the top-selling game with 2.7 mln copies sold.
$1.33 bln of gaming hardware and software sold in the US in February 2008
US video game sales jumped 34% in February to hit $1.33 bln, according to NPD Group. Game hardware sales rose 19% during February 2008 to $480 mln. Nintendo DS was the best-seller with 587,600 units, followed by the Wii at 432,000. The Xbox 360 sold 254,600 units.
Game sales reached $669 mln in North America in January 2008
Sales of game software in North America reached nearly $669 million for January 2008, up 47% from the same period last year, according to NPD Group. Nintendo Wii continued to lead in sales for next-generation consoles with 432,000 units sold. Call of Duty 4 from Activision was the top-selling game title for the 4th month […]
Game software sales up 21% in Germany in 2007
German games software sales grew 21% to 1.36 bln euros ($2.1 bln) in 2007. Sales of PC games slipped 3% to 458 mln euros. Games for mobile devices were the fastest-growing segment of the market, with sales rising 65% to 360 mln euros as more casual gamers entered the market, BIU reports.
In-game ads generated $295 mln in 2007
eMarketer projects that US in-game advertising spending will increase from $295 mln in 2007 to $650 mln in 2012. eMarketer expects that ad spending for Web-based games will jump 133% between 2007 and 2012.
$2.25 bln spent on casual games in 2007
Casual gaming is a $2.25 bln industry, and is growing 20% each year, according to the Casual Games Association. Each month, more than 200 mln people play casual games online. And while serious gamers tend to be young men, casual gamers are more evenly split: 48.3% are male, and 51.3% are female.
Game sales down 6% in January 2008
January 2008 gaming sales of $1.1 bln were down 6% below January 2007, according to the NPD Group. The Nintendo Wii sold 274,000, followed by the Sony PlayStation 3 (269,000) and the Microsoft Xbox 360 (230,000).
30.2 mln Wiis by year-end 2008
The global installed base for the Nintendo Wii will rise to 30.2 mln units in 2008, up from 18 mln in 2007. This will put the Wii ahead of the Xbox 360’s total of 25.7 mln units in 2008, iSuppli says. The installed base for the Nintendo Wii will grow to 37.7 mln units by […]
84% of kids play games
Playing games for kids is the most prevalent activity on the four key devices: 84% are gaming on a computer, videogame system, portable digital music player (PDMP) or cell phone, according to NPD. Also, more than 50% are listening to music, and one-third are communicating with images or interacting with various video formats. 46% of […]
4.3 mln XBox 360 consoles sold in Q4 2007
Microsoft sold 4.3 mln Xbox 360 video game consoles in Q4 2007. A total of 17.7 million Xbox 360s had been sold worldwide since it first went on sale in late 2005, Microsoft said.
10 mln XBox Live subscribers
Microsoft announced that it reached the 10 mln subscriber mark for Xbox Live. Annual subscription fees are about $50.
Gaming sales in Japan reached $6.3 bln in 2007
Enterbrain found hardware and software gaming sales in Japan totaled $6.3 bln in 2007, up 10% from the previous year. Nintendo DS was the top-selling portable machine, with 7.1 mln units sold in 2007. Nintendo Wii sold 3.6 mln copies in 2007.
US gaming sales to reach $17.9 bln in 2008
US gaming industry sales are seen rising to $17.9 bln in 2008, up 13% from an estimated $15.8 bln in 2007, the CEA said. That compares with a 22% increase from 2006 to 2007. Video game industry hardware sales jumped 50% to $6.6 bln in 2007, but are anticipated to shrink to $6.4 bln in […]
80% of Nintendo DS owners are 8-16 years old
80% of Nintendo DS owners are 8 to 16 years of age, while Sony PSP players tend to be 16 to 24 years old, according to Wedbush Morgan.
Video games to generate $48.9 bln by 2011
Video-game industry is expected to generate more than $17 bln in revenue in 2007 and $48.9 bln by 2011, Turner Investments says.
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