Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017

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Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry, according to new data released by the Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group. Preliminary indicators for global box office revenues published...
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Published on January 24, 2019 -  01:08
US Video Game Sales Reached New High in 2018
US Video Game Sales Reached New High in 2018 That's an 18% increase in video game sales since 2017. Video games also beat North American movie box office sales in 2018, which recorded $11.9 billion. The Nintendo Switch became the United States' best-selling console last year, topping the Playstation 4. Analysts say it was due to strong sales during the holidays and the extremely popular 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.' According to The Entertainment Software Association, video game software sales also went up 18% from a year before thanks to popular games like 'Red Dead Redemption 2' and 'Marvel's Spider-Man.'

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