Wednesday, 12 May 2010

US Consumers Spent $25.3 Billion On Games In 2009

An incredible sum of $25.3 billion (around £17 billion) was spent on videogames in 2009 in the US, that is according to research firm Newzoo.

Today’s Gamers Survey found that 46% of the money went on used games, subscriptions, micro transaction, and digital distribution.

The majority of the spend, $15 billion, went on consoles and related products/services according to Gamasutra, PC software sales totalled $4.15 billion.

UK was the biggest spender in Europe; gamers forked out a total of $3.78 billion which topped Germany’s spending of $3.65 billion.

These stats were taken from 13,000 respondents.

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