Thursday, June 08, 2006

Some perspective

According to a recent IGN article, covering some research from DFC Intelligence, the online game market is expected to reach $13billion by 2011 (note, that's only "online"). That's a big number, a little difficult to grasp by itself. So here's some perspective:

According to the Toy Industry Association: traditional toy sales in the US reached $21.3billion in 2005.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, $503 million in revenue was attributed to digital music while the music industry as a whole pulled in $12.3 billion. (pdf here)

So not quite as big as toys but bigger than the entire music industry. Though I want to, I'm not sure if I believe it.

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