Infographic: The Gaming Industry

May 4, 2017

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Recent innovations and advancements in technology have all contributed to the enhancement of the video game experience. Sound cards, graphic cards, faster CPUs, and 3D graphic accelerators are some of the notable improvements that we owe to the gaming industry, for what we know today as our modern personal computers. The gaming industry though, growing silently, is expected to drive revenues up to US$90.07 billion in 2020. International video game revenue was estimated to be around $80 billion in 2014, which is more than double the revenue of the international film industry in 2013. The market leading the race worldwide were China, the US and Japan- their respective revenues from gaming in 2016 were $24.27 billion, $23.46 billion and $12.43 billion.

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