In a recent article, GameSpot The Entertainment Software Association and the NPD Group have announced that the United States video game industry brought in $30.4 billion in revenue in 2016.
This figure, which includes money from hardware, games, peripherals, and in-game items, is up from 2015’s $30.2 billion. Reported a massive increased in the game industry revenue.
According to ESA, the video game sales have jumped a whopping 6 percent in 2016, as compared sales in 2015, coming a little short of $26 billion. The number includes mobile games, physical games, subscriptions, DLC, and other revenue streams that are correlated to video games.
Video Game Sales Jumped 6 Percent
It also said that Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was the best-selling game of the year by a huge margin.
ESA president Michael D. Gallagher said in a statement;
2016 was another enormous year for the interactive entertainment industry. The industry’s innovative genius and ability to engage and delight millions of gamers worldwide delivered another record performance. Congratulations to the developers, storytellers, creators, and investors who defined the leaderboard for entertainment.
The major sales came with the top-10 games of the year.
With that in mind, we have gotten more information than usual. In addition to the typical list of top-selling games (in terms of dollar sales) across all platforms, it’s also provided platform-specific lists for December. This shows that, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Final Fantasy XV were the top two games overall, the latter was No. 3 on Xbox One, but No. 1 on PS4. Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 (the No. 3 game on PS4) were the top two games on Xbox One.
The report also includes a look at the top-selling games for the entire year in the US, and Infinite Warfare–even with its sales dip–unsurprisingly came out on top. What might stand out most in this list are the two games to make the top 10 that released prior to 2016: Grand Theft Auto V (No. 6) and Call of Duty: Black Ops III (No. 8).
ESA is the representative of global video game interests, and it is located in Washington. It’s actually the host of E3 every year. Some of its many members include Bethesda, Activision, EA, Microsoft, Take-Two, Ubi-soft, Warner Bros, Nintendo, nd Capcom.