The NPD group is reporting that last year $14.8 billion was spent on video games. That includes new, rentals, and used games, as well as digital content.
According to the report, $7.09 billion were spent on new physical video and PC game, $1.79 billion on used and rental games, and $5.92 billion on digital content which covers full game and add-on content downloads, subscriptions, mobile games and social network games.
This is overall down from 2011, where $16.34 billion were spent on video games. You can check out a comparison chart below which looks at 2011 and 2012. All the numbers below are in billions.
|Total physical (new, used, rental)||$11.25||$8.88||-21%|
Source: Game Informer
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