How Many Video Games Are Sold Each Year?

How Many Video Games Are Sold Each Year?

How Many Video Games Are Sold Each Year?

According to data from the NPD Group, the amount of video game software sold in 2012 reached $6.7 billion, or 174.8 million units. This statistic does not take into consideration the amount of revenue generated by computer games which accounted for a revenue of $380 million and 13.2 million units sold.

In addition to the amount of people purchasing video games increasing, other forms of video game entertainment, such as digital download add-on packages, social networking games found on Facebook and mobile apps, also have a strong market presence. The public's appetite for gaming has increased exponentially since 1996 when the industry only raked in $2.6 billion. Along with new video game hardware options, many predict the industry to be worth over $93 billion in total.