Factbox: A look at the $65 billion videogames industry

Fri Jun 3, 2011 11:42am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - About 45,000 reporters, industry types and analysts will converge on Los Angeles for the E3 conference, sprawled across a space the size of eight U.S. football fields.

This marquee event for the videogame sector, running June 7-9, comes as the industry tries to cope with the rapid growth of online and mobile gaming.

Here is a look at some facts about the industry and its major players.

REVENUE FORECASTS FOR 2011

Size of global game market revenue:

$65 billion, up from $62.7 billion in 2010

Retail software revenue:

$29.5 billion, down slightly from $29.8 billion in 2010

Online revenue, including digital delivery, subscriptions, Facebook games:   Continued...

 
<p>Crowds gather at the new Sims 3 display as they await the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2010. The annual E3 trade show highlights the computer and video games industry and is presented by the Entertainment Software Association. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas</p>