Posted on July 6, 2011, Phil Owen Folks Are Gonna Blow $74 Billion on Games Stuff This Year
How much money do you spend on games each year? I spend a hell of a lot; most of my entertainment dollar goes toward games stuff or stuff that I use for games, like an iPad or a big 3D TV.
Well, according to firm Gartner, Inc., gamers will spend $74 billion on gaming stuff this year, and in 2015 they’ll spend $112 billion. That’s more money than I can fathom, and it makes gaming the biggest moneymaker in entertainment.
I’ve got an idea. Let’s all take half the money we’re going to spend on gaming and put it into a private space company. If we could do that, we’d be on Titan before anyone knows what’s going on. And that’s what we all really want anyway, right? I mean, I like games because I wanna go into space, so…