Here are a few snippets of eye-opening information about the fastest-growing intertainment sector.
Since its November release, Skyrim has won award after award and led reviewers to call it the “greatest role-playing video game ever made.” In its first month, it made $650 million, almost double the entire year’s gross in the United States for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the bestselling movie of 2011.
…In 2011, the American video game industry says it:
”¢Recorded $25 billion in sales.
”¢Accounted for about 120,000 American jobs directly or indirectly.
”¢Paid workers an average of $90,000 a year, mostly in five states: California, Texas, Washington, New York, and Massachusetts.
Since 2005, the industry has grown eight times faster than the US economy.
CS Monitor’s journey through the world of video games is well worth a read, full of things you might not have known or might find yourself looking at from a new angle.