2020 saw lots of Fortnite coverage, retweets for FFXIV, and nearly half of global market value in mobile


If you like to look back at the year in gaming through data in infographic form, then your favorite post is here. GamesIndustry has put out its annual year in numbers roundup, offering all sorts of figures all about gaming in 2020.

Of particular note to our part of the gaming sphere, we see Fall Guys and Genshin Impact among the top five most Googled games in 2020; Fortnite receiving the most coverage with over 75,000 articles; both Minecraft and Roblox taking the first and second most watched games on YouTube respectively; and Final Fantasy XIV being the most active game in terms of Twitter engagement with over 900K retweets.

On the business side of things, we find mobile gaming made up 49% of global market value in 2020 with $86.3B, a 25% YoY increase. Console gaming took up $51.2B, and PC gaming came in third at 37.4B, both of which are increases from the same time last year. As for boxed games sales versus digital, digital sales absolutely took over with $158B versus $14.9B in box sales.

There are a lot of other metrics for you to check out, so make sure to give the infographic a peek for yourself.


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