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History of Video Game Industry



    Syed Mohammad Arsalan Junaid
From the Beginning of Time
        Until Today
Atari ships the Pong stand-alone coin-operated video
game in 1972. About 10,000 units are sold, making this
    the first commercially-successful video game.
Arcade invasion of the early 80’s…
 US arcades rake in $5 billion in 1981.
Americans spend more than 75,000 hours
        playing video games.
Tetris launches in 1985 and quickly became
the iconic casual puzzle game. Best selling
casual game across all platforms with over
           70 million copies sold.
Super Mario Bros. launches in 1987.
  By 1990, Nintendo ships 60 million
 game cartridges in the US and owns
  90% marketshare of the $13 billion
    worldwide video game Industry.
Super Mario Bros. will become the top-
  selling franchise of all time with 200
            million units sold.
The Sims launches in 1990 and successfully attracts
casual gamers and females (estimated 60% female).
Sells more than 16 million copies in its first year and
becomes the best-selling PC franchise in history with
         90+ million units sold worldwide.
1995 launch creates subculture of Pokémon fans
 immersed the brand and characters in the game,
as well as trading cards, toys, books, movies and
other media. Becomes 2nd best selling franchise of
        all time with 164 million units sold.
Microsoft Solitaire on Windows XP
is the #1 opened application on Windows XP
    with an install base of over 400 million.
Taking advantage of the rise of the internet,
online developers begin appearing around 2000.
 In 2000, the global market for online games is
             estimated at $15 billion.
PopCap launches Bejeweled in 2001; 350 million
downloads and $100 million of consumer spending.
       76% of PopCap gamers are women.
2003: The Beginning of Madden Mania…
  Madden NFL 2004 launches and becomes top-selling
game in the US. Franchise goes on to become a top-10
selling franchise with 60 million units sold. Total sales of
 video game hardware, software and accessories in the
               US during 2003 $10 billion.
The launch of Grand Theft
  Auto: San Andreas in 2004
 spurs controversy about the
    game’s promotion and
 glorification of violence and
             crime.
 As of March 2005, the game
had sold over 12 million copies
 for PlayStation alone. As of
 September 2007, GTA: San
 Andreas had sold 20 million
       copies worldwide
and was the best-selling game
           in the US.
Crysis: A Great Step Forward For PC Gaming

                        Launched in late 2007 by
                        EA games, over 1 million
                        copies were sold within 3
                        months.
                        Incredible graphics and
                        cutting-edge technology
                        represent the next level of
                        PC gaming.
                        The Nanosuit abilities
                        enhance the game's open-
                        ended gameplay,
                        The game features some
                        of the best enemy A.I. that
                        we have ever seen.
Brain Age launched in 2006. Since launch, Brain Age and
sequel Brain Age 2 have sold more than 20 million units,
 underscoring the broad audience for casual games and
 spurring a “brain training” genre phenomenon with brain
            games launching on all platforms.
Snake gets into the hands of consumers on Nokia
        phones beginning in the late 90’s.
Despite the game’s lackluster graphics and simple
 game play, Snake becomes a hit with consumers
and begins to show the mobile phone’s potential as
                 a gaming device.
Jamdat Bowling launches in 2003 from Jamdat and
becomes the first successful title of the nascent mobile
games industry. Bejeweled follows suit and went on to
          sell 50 million units on mobile.
Mobile phones and networks quickly evolve to handle
 graphically-rich games. Worldwide handset penetration
expected to be 4 billion by 2010. Mobile games market is
          estimated to be $9.6 billion by 2011.
Launched at the end of 2007, Wii’s popularity was
  hugely underestimated by “core” industry. Wii sold
     more units in the US than the Xbox 360 and
 PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007. Wii
 targets a much broader demographic than previous
consoles and focuses on simple gameplay that is fun.
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History Of Video Games

  • 1. History of Video Game Industry Syed Mohammad Arsalan Junaid
  • 2. From the Beginning of Time Until Today
  • 3. Atari ships the Pong stand-alone coin-operated video game in 1972. About 10,000 units are sold, making this the first commercially-successful video game.
  • 4. Arcade invasion of the early 80’s… US arcades rake in $5 billion in 1981. Americans spend more than 75,000 hours playing video games.
  • 5. Tetris launches in 1985 and quickly became the iconic casual puzzle game. Best selling casual game across all platforms with over 70 million copies sold.
  • 6. Super Mario Bros. launches in 1987. By 1990, Nintendo ships 60 million game cartridges in the US and owns 90% marketshare of the $13 billion worldwide video game Industry. Super Mario Bros. will become the top- selling franchise of all time with 200 million units sold.
  • 7. The Sims launches in 1990 and successfully attracts casual gamers and females (estimated 60% female). Sells more than 16 million copies in its first year and becomes the best-selling PC franchise in history with 90+ million units sold worldwide.
  • 8. 1995 launch creates subculture of Pokémon fans immersed the brand and characters in the game, as well as trading cards, toys, books, movies and other media. Becomes 2nd best selling franchise of all time with 164 million units sold.
  • 9. Microsoft Solitaire on Windows XP is the #1 opened application on Windows XP with an install base of over 400 million.
  • 10. Taking advantage of the rise of the internet, online developers begin appearing around 2000. In 2000, the global market for online games is estimated at $15 billion.
  • 11. PopCap launches Bejeweled in 2001; 350 million downloads and $100 million of consumer spending. 76% of PopCap gamers are women.
  • 12. 2003: The Beginning of Madden Mania… Madden NFL 2004 launches and becomes top-selling game in the US. Franchise goes on to become a top-10 selling franchise with 60 million units sold. Total sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the US during 2003 $10 billion.
  • 13. The launch of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004 spurs controversy about the game’s promotion and glorification of violence and crime. As of March 2005, the game had sold over 12 million copies for PlayStation alone. As of September 2007, GTA: San Andreas had sold 20 million copies worldwide and was the best-selling game in the US.
  • 14. Crysis: A Great Step Forward For PC Gaming Launched in late 2007 by EA games, over 1 million copies were sold within 3 months. Incredible graphics and cutting-edge technology represent the next level of PC gaming. The Nanosuit abilities enhance the game's open- ended gameplay, The game features some of the best enemy A.I. that we have ever seen.
  • 15. Brain Age launched in 2006. Since launch, Brain Age and sequel Brain Age 2 have sold more than 20 million units, underscoring the broad audience for casual games and spurring a “brain training” genre phenomenon with brain games launching on all platforms.
  • 16. Snake gets into the hands of consumers on Nokia phones beginning in the late 90’s. Despite the game’s lackluster graphics and simple game play, Snake becomes a hit with consumers and begins to show the mobile phone’s potential as a gaming device.
  • 17. Jamdat Bowling launches in 2003 from Jamdat and becomes the first successful title of the nascent mobile games industry. Bejeweled follows suit and went on to sell 50 million units on mobile.
  • 18. Mobile phones and networks quickly evolve to handle graphically-rich games. Worldwide handset penetration expected to be 4 billion by 2010. Mobile games market is estimated to be $9.6 billion by 2011.
  • 19. Launched at the end of 2007, Wii’s popularity was hugely underestimated by “core” industry. Wii sold more units in the US than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007. Wii targets a much broader demographic than previous consoles and focuses on simple gameplay that is fun.