Online games: 33% of game revenues in 2011

wowboyAnalysts sure love to speculate on the gaming market. This time around, a few analysts from Strategy Analytics did a study called "Online Games: Global Market Forecast" and the results said that in five years, online games will generate one-third of all software revenues.

The company estimates that online games will generate $3.8 billion in 2006, but in five years, the revenue will triple to $11.8 billion.

The study said online games will become a big focus in generating sales, led by World of Warcraft; that’s surprising because online games that live on for numerous years and are able to still retain its bankable gameplay is pretty rare. Do you folks really think World of Warcraft will last till 2011?

David Mercer, Strategy Analytics principle analyst, said, "Additionally, the very lucrative revenue opportunity in both the massively multiplayer segment and the electronic sell through market will continue to attract new entrants into the online games market."

[Via Next-Generation]


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