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Hedon

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Key takeaways from the analysis:

  • The total number of console gamers reached 11 million in 2019 and will reach 19.15 million in 2024
  • The increase in spending through 2024 will be primarily driven by continued sales of Nintendo Switch, the introduction of a new console generation with Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, as well as increasing demand for HD games available on consoles, from both overseas and domestic publishers.
  • PlayStation 4 is the current market leader, but will be surpassed by Nintendo Switch, which is selling at a faster rate.
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X (expected to launch legally in China during 2021) will be key drivers of growth.
 

OneBadMutha

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You know, they could have just cut Elon Musk a check and maybe gotten a real trip to space

How the f*** is this possible?...and why do people do that? Is there any benefit in crowd funding a game if it turns out to be a hit? I've never been able to understand. Being an investor with no potential return on investment never made sense to me.
 

The Wolf King

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TLoU2 biggest selling game of the year in the UK
 

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No Man's Sky sees 1 million new players thanks to Xbox Game Pass — free update out now
 

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Over a million in a month on Steam SOLD. Pretty cool.

Sea of Thieves passes 15 million players since launch


  • Sea of Thieves has been played by more than fifteen million players since launch in March 2018.
  • June 2020 was the biggest month so far for Sea of Thieves, with over 3.3 million players setting sail.
  • Sea of Thieves has sold over 1 million copies to date on Steam since its launch on June 3, 2020.
It’s both thrilling and humbling to share with you that Sea of Thieves has been played by more than fifteen million players since our launch in March 2018.

The way that the game and its community has continued to grow has been amazing to see. It was only in January of this year when we shared that 10 million people had played the game! We’re also humbled that more people have played Sea of Thieves in the first six months of 2020 than who played in the whole of 2019, which was more than 2018.

Last month – June 2020 – was also the biggest month so far for Sea of Thieves in terms of active players, with more than 3.3M players setting sail. A contributing factor to this growth has been our recent launch on Steam. We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve seen from the Steam community, with over 1M copies of the game having been sold so far and the game regularly appearing in the top selling and most played games charts.

On behalf of all of us at Rare, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s ever played Sea of Thieves for helping to get us this far. It’s a game that we love making, and there’s plenty more to come. See you on the seas.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the fun with our Maiden Voyage, a narrative-driven tutorial experience separate from Adventure and Arena modes. New Sea of Thieves players will begin their travels within this scenario, which provides guidance and information to fledgling sailors. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!
 
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