The video game sector has not had a bad 2022 despite the economic situation, although towards the end of the year its sales began to fall as happened with the other sectors. But the balance of income for all of 2022 shows that only They were down 2.2% from the previous year. We come from the sales boom of the pandemic, so it is foreseeable that during this 2023 they will drop much more to be placed in the pre-pandemic line.
Those revenues were 92.3 billion dollars according to data from the Newzoo firm, which indicates that there are around 1 billion players on PC and another 611 million on consoles. Due to the post-pandemic situation, game time dropped on average by 23% among Steam, Xbox and PlayStation players.
56.2% of sales were in the PC sector, 41.3% in consoles and 2.5% specific to browser games on PC. The US was the top sales country, generating $31.2bn to the industry or 34% of total revenue. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 33%, while Europe contributed 26% of sales or $24.3bn.