In 2023, players spent the most time playing older games. The news is getting more and more complex – INDIAN

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If you played a new game last year, you’re in the minority. Players prefer well-known games that have been on the market for many years. It works on PC and all consoles Fortnite.

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This is according to Newzoo’s annual video game industry report, based on average monthly active users in the US and UK. Besides Epic Games’ hit battle royale, some of the most popular games of 2023 included Grand Theft Auto V, Counter-Strike 2, Roblox, Minecraft, Rocket League, Apex Legends, Fall Guys, Valorant or parts of Call of Duty. .

Made it into the top ten of single new releases Star field. The space adventure from Bethesda Game Studios is ranked eighth on Xbox. This switch is a separate category. Although Fortnite is in first place, it is in second place. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomon the third Super Mario Bros. Be surprised and the ninth Hogwarts Legacy. This gives the Switch the best average age of the top ten most popular games: 3.9 years. In contrast, PC is 9.6 years old, PlayStation is 7.4 years old, and Xbox is 7.2 years old.

The popularity of old games is confirmed by other data. Just 66 games took up 80% of all gaming time in 2023.. Of this, 60% was spent on games older than six years. This is because Fortnite, Roblox, League of Legends, Minecraft and GTA V account for 27% of all gaming time in 2023. Only 23% of this gaming time comes from new games, that is, games that are less than two years old. If you think that’s still good, then only 8% of the time was spent on brand new games like Diablo IV or Baldur’s Gate 3.

According to Newzoo, the PC and console gaming market grew by 2.6% last year and reached revenue of $93.5 billion.. If you think gamers spend money on crap, 56% on PC and 57% on consoles go to premium games. PC takes 30% for microtransactions and 12% for additional content, and on consoles – 33% and 8% respectively. The rest is subscriptions.

Newzoo estimates that the video game market will reach $107.6 billion in revenue by 2026.

The report notes that it is becoming increasingly difficult to succeed in this environment as players focus on established brands and real-time games. But this does not mean that the door is completely closed. It is still possible to achieve success. Just be the situation has changed diametrically. Today, big games compete not only with new releases, but also with established giants like Fortnite and Roblox.

New brands that achieved success in 2023 included The Finals, BattleBit Remastered, Ready or Nor, Starfield and Party Animals. This is also consistent with the information that the top 50 is a continuation of 80% of games. Thus, gamers prefer well-known brands, which means safer investments for publishers and developers in sequels, remakes and remasters.

What games do you play? Write to us in the comments. Personally, I belong to the minority and dedicate my time mainly to new games.

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Source :Indian TV

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