Video gaming is a booming field. It attracts billions of consumers around the world. It also generates a lot of profits for its creator. Here is the situation of the video game market, in a few figures.
Worldwide video game sales in 2018
Video games are an essential source of savings. Being the best means of entertainment, it attracts many consumers. More than a billion gamers are spread all over the world. And this number is growing steadily.
According to studies, the video game market generates more than $130 billion worldwide. This figure includes mobile, PC and console gaming. However, there has been some decline in the physical market. Indeed, it now represents only 5% of the market, while the dematerialized or digital market represents more than 50% of the market. This figure is not surprising, given the surge in mobile video games. Nevertheless, the sale of consoles is still profitable in some countries, such as the United States or the United Kingdom.
Top-selling game consoles in 2018
It is true that video games are becoming more and more integrated into the mobile version. Nevertheless, game consoles are still the best devices in terms of gaming. This is also justified by the various figures. At the end of 2018, the PS 4 console has generated a market of more than 90 million dollars. More than 12 million copies of PS 4 were sold during the year 2018. It was followed by the famous Xbox One, which sold 8 million copies worldwide. The Nintendo Switch is very close to the Xbox, with 7 million copies sold, while sales of Nintendo 3DS continue to decline.
Top-selling video games in 2018
In 2018, there was an increase in sales of Fortnite, PUBG and Call of Duty. Fortnite is a game created by the Epic Games platform. It combines action and adventure. Since its launch, it has continued to attract more gamers around the world. Today, it generates more than a billion dollars in sales. As for PUBG or Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, it has more than 400 million players worldwide. Nevertheless, these players are not yet able to dethrone other video games, released several years ago, such as Tetris or GTA.