Business Week project 10% further growth this year with worldwide sales being $18.5Bn, approximately equivalent to the global sales of film tickets. They predicted that it will remain a hot area for several more years.
Some may be surprised to hear that the average player age is 29 and that 43% of the players are women. Further expansion of the business is predicted with online gaming.
The second half of the piece covers the Cyber gaming competition, where the five hundred Cyber athlete (video game players) can take a shot at the $200k prize money. The winning team, from Sweden, won $60k.