Factbox: A look at the $65 billion videogames industry
(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...