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Americans will spend $21.6 billion on games this year

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Jun 2011 0:56 User comments (4)

Americans will spend $21.6 billion on games this year Research firm highlights rise of mobile and digital purchases.
Consumers in the United States will dish out over $21.6 billion on gaming software this year, according to research firm Newzoo. In its report, Newzoo also says that half of the tally will be made up of games purchased on mobile phones and through digital distribution.

The overall figure will be slightly lower than 2010's take for the industry, but Newzoo predicts a 3 percent increase in 2012. "We expect console game spending to seriously recover in 2012 pushing the overall market back to growth. But that year will also witness App Stores and Cloud Gaming making a serious attempt to conquer the living room TV screen," said Peter Warman, Newzoo CEO.

"A new battle for the biggest screen is about to begin and will involve all big names from the digital space as well as exciting newcomers."

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4 user comments

130.6.2011 12:19


I could have gotten this same speculative figure from Donald Trump.

What a waste of journalism space.

21.7.2011 6:06

Let's see: Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Rage, Batman and Gears of War 3. I could've predicted this figure...

31.7.2011 6:24

Must have one hell of a crystal ball with that prediction based on a bell curve.
Statistics are just that. No real hard numbers just speculation.

44.7.2011 1:08

Who would have thought the US economy was in recession !

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