Category: Video Game Developer Statistics

Here is a collection of some of the most interesting video game developer statistics and fun facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels.

Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!

Video Game Developer Statistics and Facts:

Expected amount video game revenue will grow to in 2019:

$148 billion


China, Japan and South Korea take $4 of every $10 spent on video games.

Last updated 7/13/17


Estimated size of the Chinese video game market:

$26 billion

Last updated 5/3/17


Amount of funding that was invested in video game companies in 2018:

$5.7 billion


Amount of video game sales in the US in 2018:

$43.4 billion


Amount of video game sales in the US in 2017:

$36.9 billion


Amount of video game industry mergers and acquisitions in 2016:

$28.4 billion


Amount of video game industry investment in 2016:

$1.9 billion


Number of video game companies in the US:

2,457 companies

Last updated 2/14/17


Number of US jobs supported by the video game industry:

220,000 jobs

Last updated 2/14/17


Average annual salary for employees in the US video game industry:

$97,000

Last updated 2/14/17


Percentage of video game companies that were founded in the US:

95%

Last updated 2/14/17


Number of workers that US video game publishers employ:

28,556

Last updated 2/14/17


Number of workers that US video game developers employ:

37,122

Last updated 2/14/17