Top Web Design Schools posted an infographic, “Games’ Heavy Hitters”, which is definitely blog content we like to analyze and share. Ashleigh Bell from Topwebdesignschools.org dropped me a note of appreciation and says she found our Sports Techie community blog very inspiring and with tons of great content. Here is the link: http://www.topwebdesignschools.org/big-hitters/.
According to the Infographic, the average U.S. household owns at least one dedicated game console, PC or smartphone. U.S. households that own a dedicated game console, own an average of 2, while the average Sports Techie home has at least three of these digital devices.
The $20.77 billion amount of money spent on the games industry in 2012 is staggering however notice the downturn in EA Sports revenue, $3.797 billion (2013-03-31) $4.143 billion (2012-03-31), as well as with Activision, $4.310 billion (Projected 2013) $4.857 billion (2012).
The new XboxOne by Microsoft and PlayStation 4 (PS4) by Sony Electronics are sure to help drive revenue up in 2013 and 2014.
Top 10 Video Games of 2012
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
2. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U)
3. Halo 4 (360)
4. Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
5. Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, Wii U, PS3)
6. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, Wii U, PC)
7. Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSV, PC
10. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, Wii U, PSP)
The data indicates that gamers come in all ages. The average age of 30 for a gamer is higher than I expected. With continued global expansion and the addition of older players and females I expect these numbers to stay steady if not increase even though revenue is down all over the Industry.
Sports Techie, 43 percentage of game players believe that computer and video games give them the most value for their money, compared with DVDs, music or going out to the movies. In case this is not what you believe, own your own copy of Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP2 FREE via Xbox Music here.
Microsoft sold 219.84 million games and over 100 million Xbox’s and now has the amazing new Xbox One to rule them all. I expect upcoming next-gen title: Kinect Sports Rivals to continue to gain users as more kids and adults use their new gaming console to play interactive games that can help increase exercise and fitness levels as well as sports X&O’s mastery in single player or MPG gaming.
EA Sports sold 100 million units each of Madden NFL and FIFA. The NCAA is seeking to block a September settlement and have EA Sports be required to pay for future liability judgments, legal fees and costs, according to the ESPN reports. How this will affect the EA 2013 sports business bottom line when the lawsuit is all said and done remains to be seen.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is expected to earn over $1 billion in revenue for Activision, headquartered in Santa Monica. They own the rights to Guitar Hero which sold 40 million units and is super fun to play.
Ubisoft is a developer and publisher headquartered in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. Their Just Dance franchise sold 42 million units and is a much different offering than their other best-selling franchises, Assassin’s Creed and three Tom Clancy games.
Some of you may use the Wii U, PC or a handheld device but are interested in the new PS4 and Xbox One.
Let us know what your favorite console, publisher and developer, and also what your favorite next gen publishing title is, as a blog comment or via comments at any of our social media network links below.
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