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Submitted by lifesanrpg 1028d ago | news

$14.80 billion spent on video games in U.S. for 2012, according to research

GameZone writes, "Research from the 2012 Games Market Dynamics from The NPD Group, a global information company, has revealed that a total of $14.80 billion were spent on video game content in the United States for 2012." (Android, Industry)

GalacticEmpire  +   1028d ago
$14.79 Billion of that was for premium DLC, which was already on the disc.
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PopRocks359  +   1028d ago
Since when do Capcom games make up 99.99% of the content in the industry?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1028d ago
Yeah throw EA in there to.
showtimefolks  +   1028d ago
i never understood the hate on EA yet the love for capcom who are IMO th bigger offender of misusing the DLC aspect and on disk locked dlc

ON Topic:

such a big industry yet people are the world don't take gaming industry serious. almost 15 billion in USA alone, think about the total yearly sale world wide.

Governments wants to shut down gaming yet 99.8% of us who play games actually don't plan on killing actual humans, yet we are looked as bad because we play a shooter or a zombie game
Mikefizzled  +   1028d ago
Capcom don't have the nerve to cut content then release it day one. Prime example being From Ashes dlc in Mass Effect.
Chidori  +   1028d ago
I contributed to that total of $14.80 billion and I'm proud of it.
The_Infected  +   1028d ago
^ Same here. The best hobby a man can have. Haha
g-nome  +   1028d ago
Don't buy guns , buy games .
JAM_brz  +   1028d ago

don't buy guns, buy consoles

don't buy bullets, buy games
Mikefizzled  +   1028d ago
According to the past 40 news reports on this site you can't buy games without becoming a delusional sociopath with intent to commit mass murder though? Or have they missed the point a little
OhReginald  +   1028d ago
This is the reason they will NEVER ban violence video games in the US......
bryam1982  +   1028d ago
Man thats a lot of money i need to stop buying so much games just las year i spend around 1,000$ in games both digital and on disc,for this year resolution i.promised my wife not to buy a game until i finish the bunch of games i haven't finish but i broke my promise and got me ni no kuni damn u sony, at least she dosent know yet lol
lifesanrpg  +   1028d ago
It doesn't look like it will slow down anytime soon either...Have you seen March's release calendar!? It's practically the new "November" in terms of releases! My wallet is sad :(

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