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[Gamasutra] $57B in Video Game Sales by 2009

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Analysts from market research group DFC Intelligence have released a new series of reports forecasting that the worldwide market for video games will reach a revenue value of $57 billion in 2009, including both console hardware and software and PC software.
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“Consumer spending on software is at record levels and the game business seems to actually benefit from a recession because games are a relatively cheap form of home entertainment," said Cole.
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However, the leading platform for video games in 2007 remained the PC, with an estimated online revenue total of $7 billion - not including retails sales. DFC predicts that total PC game revenue will reach $19 billion by 2013.
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"The Wii not only has unique features and a broad demographic appeal, but Nintendo is dominant as a software publisher. For many third party publishers this means they will have much greater success on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, even if Wii sales continue to be strong," he added.
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So PC gaming revenue is on the rise?
So much for "we're losing money because of piracy".
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PC was the top without including online sales? Wow I wonder what it would be including........that's crazy.
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Does this include subscription revenue? Like MMOs.
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Does this include subscription revenue? Like MMOs.
That's what I'm wondering too.

Define online-revenue....I tried to view the entire report but apparently you have to subscribe to DFC Intelligence for a handsome fee of $3,495....
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