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Baddman said:
If I'm understanding correctly this includes all software sales but excludes subscriptions as well as console and accessories sales?

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.



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RolStoppable said:
Baddman said:
If I'm understanding correctly this includes all software sales but excludes subscriptions as well as console and accessories sales?

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.



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Mar1217 said:
RolStoppable said:

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.

I think it's much more likely that the people who compiled the list don't understand gaming.



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Mar1217 said:
RolStoppable said:

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.

Yeah, according to sites collecting latest fiscal year reports, the 3 console manufacturers are dominating.

Top 10 highest earning video game publishers by revenue in fiscal 2018 (game divisions only):
1. Sony: $16.5 billion
2. Microsoft: $10.4 billion
3. Nintendo: $9.9 billion
4. Activision Blizzard: $7.2 billion
5. Electronic Arts: $5.2 billion
6. Tencent Games: $4.4 billion
7. Bandai Namco: $3.6 billion (incl. other services)
8. Square Enix: $2.2 billion
9. Ubisoft: $2 billion
10. Take-Two Interactive: $1.79 billion



Replicant said:
Mar1217 said:

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.

Yeah, according to sites collecting latest fiscal year reports, the 3 console manufacturers are dominating.

Top 10 highest earning video game publishers by revenue in fiscal 2018 (game divisions only):
1. Sony: $16.5 billion
2. Microsoft: $10.4 billion
3. Nintendo: $9.9 billion
4. Activision Blizzard: $7.2 billion
5. Electronic Arts: $5.2 billion
6. Tencent Games: $4.4 billion
7. Bandai Namco: $3.6 billion (incl. other services)
8. Square Enix: $2.2 billion
9. Ubisoft: $2 billion
10. Take-Two Interactive: $1.79 billion

I can only imagine the slaughter they'll cause after this holiday.



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Mar1217 said:
RolStoppable said:

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.

They would have to add smartphones and tablets as gaming acessories too, so Apple and Google would also rise a lot.



CuCabeludo said:
Mar1217 said:

I guess that's because Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would dominate the Top otherwise.

They would have to add smartphones and tablets as gaming acessories too, so Apple and Google would also rise a lot.

But smartphones or tablets are not primarily used for gaming. They're not tools made for the sole purpose of entertainment which actual gaming consoles like the Switch,PS4,Xbone are, thus should be discarded from the equation.



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Mar1217 said:
CuCabeludo said:

They would have to add smartphones and tablets as gaming acessories too, so Apple and Google would also rise a lot.

But smartphones or tablets are not primarily used for gaming. They're not tools made for the sole purpose of entertainment which actual gaming consoles like the Switch,PS4,Xbone are, thus should be discarded from the equation.

Does the 10bn for xbox include things in their gaming division that aren't actually used for gaming? 



Kerotan said:
Mar1217 said:

But smartphones or tablets are not primarily used for gaming. They're not tools made for the sole purpose of entertainment which actual gaming consoles like the Switch,PS4,Xbone are, thus should be discarded from the equation.

Does the 10bn for xbox include things in their gaming division that aren't actually used for gaming? 

Ask them, I guess. I didn't look much into their last financials.



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RolStoppable said:
Baddman said:
If I'm understanding correctly this includes all software sales but excludes subscriptions as well as console and accessories sales?

Included: Games, subscriptions.
Excluded: Consoles, accessories.

Do the games for sony MS and Nintendo also include third party revenues?