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How much money does the video game industry make?

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The worldwide video game industry is forecast to reach $111 billion in sales in 2015, up from $101 billion in 2014, according to Gartner. The marketplace includes video game console hardware and software, as well as online, mobile and PC games.

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Mobile gaming is the fastest growing segment of the market, with revenue set to nearly double between 2013 and 2015, from $13.2 billion to $22 billion, according to Gartner. Microsoft's profit from Android royalties alone is $2 billion, one Forbes report shows.

In 2014 video game consoles showed the biggest sales, at just under $50 billion, followed by PC games at $20 billion, mobile games at $17 billion and handheld video games with just over $15 billion in sales.

Handheld game devices and traditional PC games are expected to have a diminished role in the game market and cease to be important game platforms, states Gartner.

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