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Mobile is now 50% of Games Industry: A Snapshot of the Global Games Business

March 15, 2011

This is a great article giving an overview of the games business and it has lots of graphs to show you what is what such as where the value is by game platform and amount:

Global Video Games Sector Revenue ($ billion)

Which is really interesting as it shows that almost all of the growth of the games sector in the last few years is coming from online and mobile.

And this fascinating one that shows the sales of titles in relation to the development cost:

Development Cost vs Sales Income (Millions)

  • A: Red Steel
  • B: Crackdown
  • C: Lost Planet
  • D: Assassin’s Creed
  • E: Stranglehold
  • F: Halo 3
  • G: Final Fantasy IX
  • H: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • I: Shenmue
  • J: Grand Theft Auto IV
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