Black Economics is undergoing research about the video game industry in 2022, with regards to Hardware, Game Studios, Developers, and income and funding.
- In 2019, the gaming industry was speculated to have been worth $151.9 billion. These figures contain data for all platforms – namely, PC, mobile, console, Mac, and tablet.
- The global gaming market is set to reach $256.97 billion by 2025.
- More than 2.5 billion people worldwide play games.
Sources: gamingshift.com and techjury.net
The percentage of game players around the world in different races and ethnicities is around the same, where there is equal development, power supply and hardware.
So the question is – is the money being earned equitably across genders or across races? Where are the black developers and black-owned game studios, and are they progressing in this lucrative market. All aspects of the gaming industry are being considered, such as characters in the games, messaging, funding, gender representations and racial diversity.
We will be visiting the London Games Festival to get some answers in April 2022. (games.london)
Prior to attending this festival, we did our own research in March 2022. A mini survey was created to assess the widespread pastime of video game playing. The initial results are given below after 27 responses. An update to this page will be published after more responses have come in.
RESPONSES TO VIDEO GAMES SURVEY MARCH 2022
FAVOURITE VIDEO GAMES – RAW LIST (In no particular order)
Participants were asked to name their 7 favourite video games. These are the 27 responses.
Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
Forza Horizon 5
Need For Speed
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare
Grand theft auto, Free fire, Super Mario, Need for speed most wanted, Asphalt, Dead Trigger and Angry birds
Blur (XBOX), GTA, Funrun, Shrek, NFS, Split Second, Gran Turismo
Mario Kart, Wii Sports
Uncharted, The Last of Us, Half-Life, Counter Strike, Metro, Stalker, Dying Light
God of War
Lego Star Wars
Football Manager, FIFA, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, The Forest, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bro’s, Wii Sport
Ratchet and clank
Legend of Zelda
Candy crush saga (phone)
Call of duty MW2 (ps3/4)
Pokemon Black/White (Nintendo Ds)
Midnight Club (ps2)
Jackbox party games 3
It takes two
Fifa, 3 Batman Trilogy games, MW2, Ratchet and Clank, Assassins Creed 2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege
The Wolf Among Us
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
Far cry 3
Red Dead Redemption 2
Jackbox games, COD black ops 2, Wii sports, Mario kart, Mario Olympic Games, fortnite, Nintendogs, dorito crash course
Fifa 15, Rocket League, Forza Horizon 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Minecraft, GTA V, Mario Kart Wii
FIFA 22, GTA 5, NBA2k22, WWE, Fortnite, Call of Duty & super smash bros
Black & White, Starcraft, Skyrim, Dragon age origins, Shaiya, Pokemon, Diablo.
Final Fantasy (all of them below number 10)
Clash of Clans
Wiz n Liz
Assassin’s creed black flag
Ufc 3, farcry 3, Fifa 15, just cause 3, fallout 4, uncharted 2, call of the wild
Sims, Animal crossing, battlefront 2, Lego Star Wars/Indiana Jones/ Harry Potter, Skyrim, RuneScape, club penguin, COD MW2, fallout 3
Fifa, Grand Theft Auto 5, Rayman 3, The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Meat Boy, Super Mario Bros 3, Crash Bandicoot
Minecraft, diablo, Mario kart, Animal crossing, Mario bros
Tony hawk pro skater 2
Call of duty
It takes two
A way out
Lego Batman: Original
Lego Star Wars: Original
Super smash bros Ultimate
Red dead, gta V, forza horizon 2,3, original battlefront 1&2, new battlefront 1.