Posts Tagged ‘maths week on RPS’

PC Game Sales: 47% Of PC Purchases Are Digital

By Kieron Gillen on January 29th, 2009.

This is totally not an easy one to illustrate

Or so say the RPS readers anyway. I wanted to do a follow up on the polls Jim ran a few weeks ago, highlighting the results and what they say about the state of the PC nation (in short: People buy stuff on direct download! Man!). Some of them didn’t require much other interpretation. Others – like the one in the header – required a little maths to arrive at. And more beneath the cut…

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This Just In: Britons Buy Many Games

By Jim Rossignol on January 29th, 2009.


So supposedly the UK market will become the second largest in the world behind the US in 2009, overtaking Japan. That’s the maths from trade journal MCV. Assuming things follow last year’s trends (which seem like a fairly big assumption right now) the UK will grasp a video games market value of £4.77bn, rather more than our Japanese brothers-in-games.

But that’s not all the news that MCV have, they’ve also got a huge global analysis of the games market, right here. Needless to say, the Americans come out on top with £14.89 billion. That’s enough boxed games to crush a small country like, say, France.

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