The Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group have declared that U.S. video game sales reached a record-breaking $43.4 Billion in 2018. According to data provided from market intelligent company Sensor Tower, this marks an 18 percent growth in revenue compared to the $36.9 billion in total revenue generated in 2017.
“The impressive economic growth of the industry announced today parallels the growth of the industry in mainstream American culture,” said acting ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis in a prepared statement. “Across the nation, we count people of all backgrounds and stages of life among our most passionate video game players and fans. Interactive entertainment stands today as the most influential form of entertainment in America.”
Read Variety’s full article on the growth in the gaming industry here.