Gaming revenue worldwide 2020, by segment

The graph shows the games market revenue worldwide in 2020, broken down by segment. PC games were estimated to generate 36.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. In 2018 it was estimated that there were over 1.2 billion video gamers in Asia Pacific, making it the largest region in terms of gamer population. It was followed by the Middle East and Africa region with 330 million gamers that year.

Gaming revenue streams

Revenues in the gaming industry are based on two major sources, namely hardware, such as consoles, processors, screens, controllers, and other accessories; and software, the actual games. Some of the most important players in the computer and video games publishing market are Sony Computer Entertainment (Japan), Tencent Holdings Limited (China), Microsoft (United States) and Nintendo Company Ltd. (Japan).

Games market revenue worldwide in 2020, by segment

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April 2020



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