A nice overview of the current state of gaming if you haven’t been following the industry too closely lately.
Some quick takeaways:
- Over 50% (US) adults now play video games. 40% + are female.
- Gaming industry is worth 34 billion worldwide – bigger than movies, music & books.
- Closer ties between gaming and movie industries. Gaming starting to pull talent from the film industry as well as create it’s own entertainment franchises (including movie spin-offs).
- World of Warcraft really is a phenomenon. With 10 million+ active subscribers, it’s over 10 times more popular than any other MMOG.