The global video game industry is expected to reach $91 billion by 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts. Online sales of games are seen as the largest area of growth and could surpass retail sales as early as 2013.
According to The Atlantic, sixty-seven percent, or more than two-thirds, of U.S. households hold individuals who play video games. The average age of a video game player is around 34, and 60 percent of gamers are male. Gamers spend an average of eight hours every week playing video games.
Movie ticket sales only total $9.2 billion annually.
The most successful arcade video game, Golden Tee, has generated $1.2 billion alone.
Tiger Woods is paid gaming royalties by EA Sports in excess of $10 million per year.
Average development cost of a simple web downloadable game is $250,000 (Popcap/iWin).
MVP Online has spent over $1.5 million in developing Golden Fairway, our premier online multiplayer golf game.
World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has cost over $100 million in development.
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Who's Playing Online Games?
40 percent of adults play online games.
77 percent are male, 42 percent have a
Online gamers spend an average of 16 hours   a week playing.
Social gamers are online most frequently, with 56 percent logging in everyday
(Source: Monetize Content).