Games’ Heavy Hitters


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Games’ Big Hitters:A Who’s Who of Next Gen Publishing

The average U.S. household owns at least one dedicated game console, PC, or smartphone.

51: percentage of U.S. households that own a dedicated game console. And those that do, own an average of 2.

30: average game player age

32% under 18 years
32% 18-35 years
36% 36+ years

43: percentage of game players who believe that computer and video games give them the most value for their money, compared with DVDs, music or going out to the movies.

$20.77 billion: amount of money spent on the games industry, 2012

Top 10 Video Games of 2012

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
2. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U)
3. Halo 4 (360)
4. Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
5. Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, Wii U, PS3)
6. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, Wii U, PC)
7. Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSV, PC
10. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, Wii U, PSP)

The Biggest Names in Gaming, and what’s in store for 2013:

EA – Electronic Arts


Founded: 1982

Headquarters: Redwood City, California

Revenue: $3.797 Billion (2013-03-31) $4.143 Billion (2012-03-31)

Best-Selling Franchises:

Need For Speed: 150 million units

The Sims: 150 million units

FIFA: 100 million units

Madden NFL: 100 million units

Battlefield Series: 28 million units

Upcoming Next Gen Titles:

Need for Speed: Rivals


The Sims 4

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Battlefield 4

Mirrors Edge 2

Star Wars: Battlefront



Founded: 1979

Headquarters: Santa Monica, California

Revenue: $4.310 Billion (Projected 2013) $4.857 Billion (2012)

Best Selling Franchises:

Call of Duty (162.84 million units

Guitar Hero (40 million units)

James Bond (30 million units)

Tony Hawk (30 million units)

Upcoming Next Gen Titles:

Destiny (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4) – Bungie (developer)

Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, PC) – Infinity Ward (developer)

Call of Duty: Ghosts is expected to produce revenue of more than $1 billion.



Founded: 1986

Headquarters: Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Revenue: €1.058 billion ($1.460 billion)

Best-Selling Franchises:

– Assassin’s Creed®: 57 million units
– Just Dance™: 42 million units
– Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: 27 million units
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®: 25 million units
– Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®: 24 million units

Upcoming Next Gen Titles:

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag:

· The Crew

· Might & Magic® Duel of Champions Online Card Game:

· Might & Magic® Heroes® Online: .

· Might & Magic® X Legacy.

· The Mighty Quest for Epic LootTM: .

· Rayman® Legends.

· Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® BlacklistTM:

· Watch Dogs

Microsoft Studios


Founded: 2002

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Revenue: $18.53 billion (Microsoft total, Sep, 2013)

Best-Selling Franchises:

Halo (50 million units)

Gears of War (18.60 million units)

Kinect Adventures (20.43 million units)

Age of Empires (20 million units)

Upcoming Next Gen Titles:

Dead Rising 3

Forza Motorsport 5

Project Spark

Kinect Sports Rivals

In total Microsoft has sold 219.84 million games.

Microsoft has sold 78.62 million Xbox 360’s and 24.64 million Xbox’s.

Sony Computer Entertainment


Founded: 1993

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Revenue: $1.2 billion (June 30, 2013)

Best Selling Franchises:

Gran Turismo (70 million units)

Ratchet & Clank (27 million units)

Lemmings (20 million units)

Spyro the Dragon (20 million units)

Uncharted (17 million units)

Upcoming Next Gen Titles:

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Infamous: Second Son

The Order: 1886