Video Games Could Reach $100 Billion by 2018

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In case you hadn’t heard, video games are pretty popular. So popular in fact, that the growth of the industry as a whole – i.e. mobile, PC, and console gaming – is expected to hit a huge global revenue mark in just a few years.

According to a recently adjusted forecast from analysis firm DFC Intelligence, game software revenue is expected to hit $100 billion in 2018. And that’s just for software; hardware is a completely different entity.

While DFC provides many reasons for the exponential growth – 2014 is expected to hit $64 billion in global game software revenue – they claim that mobile will play a big part. Just last year, mobile software represented about $10 billion of the global game revenue, but in 2018 that number is expected to balloon up to $29 billion.

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