Friday, January 16, 2009

Recession proof?

Is the video game industry a recession proof business?

I was surprised to see a report that said the video game industry as a whole saw a 19 percent increase in revenue in 2008. Hardware sales were up 11 percent. Software sales were up 26 percent. In total, Americans spent $21.33 billion on video games last year.

Of all the consoles sold last year, more than half were Wiis. Nearly 10.2 million of them found their way into people's homes (including our own). The hand held Nintendo DS was also a top seller -- 9.95 million sold.

More good news for Nintendo -- they have they also have the top four games (Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit and Super Smash Bros. Brawl).

So now I ask you...what company do you wish you worked for?


joevideo said...

i am with my dream job right now - working for major league baseball in my home studio in secaucus. :) it's recession proof!!!

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