Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday July 06, 2011

Analyst: Video Game Spending Set to Hit $74B This Year

Analyst predict that consumer spending on video games (software and hardware) will hit $74 billion this year.

Spending on hardware, software, and online play will reach $74.4 billion this year, Gartner said yesterday, up 10.4 percent from the $67 billion consumers spent last year. The market researcher said that consumers around the world will spend nearly $18 billion on game hardware this year and $44.7 billion on game software. Online gaming revenue will reach $11.9 billion in 2011, Gartner predicts.

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