According to a study published by Newzoo, in 2018, 2.3 billion gamers around the world will spend $137.9 billion in video games. This is a 13.3% increase when compared to last year.
Those who have been paying attention know that the business model of the industry has been changing. From what used to be a sector which depended on the success of a title upon release, it has now shifted towards a recurring revenue model.
For fans, this means games that keep expanding and improving after release. For business, this means a much more predictable and dependable way to make money. Thanks to in-game purchases, DLC content and even coaches for hire, each title now has the potential to develop its own micro economy. This has allowed the industry to grow exponentially and for games such as Fortnite to become world-wide phenomenons.
When we think of the video game industry, we tend to think of Japan and the US as they are the pioneers. But what most people don’t know — even video games fans — is that the British gaming industry is right behind these two juggernauts. In fact, some of the most successful video games from recent years like the Tomb Raider reboot and Grand Theft Auto V were produced entirely in the UK.
Also, as we can see in our list of video game events, there’s not a shortage of offerings for enthusiasts in the country. This time around, we present an infographic with some of the most interesting stats of gaming in the UK. For example, did you know that seven out of 10 British households play video games?
Special thanks to our friends at Venngage for making this infographic for us. If you need to add some colour to your data, then now you know who to turn to.
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