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The NPD group is reporting that last year $14.8 billion was spent on video games. That includes new, rentals, and used games, as well as digital content.
According to the report, $7.09 billion were spent on new physical video and PC game, $1.79 billion on used and rental games, and $5.92 billion on digital content which covers full game and add-on content downloads, subscriptions, mobile games and social network games.
This is overall down from 2011, where $16.34 billion were spent on video games. You can check out a comparison chart below which looks at 2011 and 2012. All the numbers below are in billions.
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gotta love fueling the economy!
Damn, that's a good chunk of cash.
Pffft! Chump change.
That's true but the 200/300 bucks was on that ps3 over the summer -.- effing pricy.
Yah, I think about 600 of that was me :3
Dang. This continuing downward trend is not something I was hoping to see. Let's hope this year sees an increase in sales, or the industry may find more and more layoffs, and fewer under-the-radar type titles make it out.