Video gaming has soared in popularity in the recent decade, the global revenue for the gaming sector was reported to be $151 billion in 2019. Due to the market rapidly growing, the global gaming market is forecasted to be worth $259 billion by 2025.
Since gaming is known to attract millions of consumers, many industries and sectors are beginning to incorporate gaming into their business models to capitalise on this. Did you know how many individuals bet on professional gamers in video games like Valorant, Dota 2, etc. Punting in this market is becoming very popular and if this is something that interests you then here are some options that will entice you.
There are a lot of reasons behind the growth of video gaming and how the games accumulate revenue. Most of the time, these video games are made free-to-play but have an in-game store where players can buy cosmetics such as weapon skins, character outfits, charms etc. Usually, these games like Apex Legends have a timed store and event when the character outfit or weapon skin is only available for a limited time, once it’s gone, it’s gone, therefore players like to collect these cosmetics just to say that they have them.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Fortnite has become the most popular video game in the world since its release in July 2017. There have been many rappers that played Fortnite, names like Drake, Travis Scott, Logic etc, as well as this, there have been many athletes that have been obsessed with the 100 player battle royale game.
This game has always been free-to-play and is available on mobile phones, consoles, computers, tablets etc, so it’s easily accessible to anybody. The 100-player battle royale mode is free, however, there is a co-op campaign available that features a wave of zombies; however, this is paid content but it’s not that expensive.
Minecraft was released in 2009 and to this very day, it is still incredibly popular, the game allows you to be very creative as it’s a block building simulator. You have the option to build endless homes and real-world iconic locations and more.
The game has always been free-to-play on many technological devices, however, the game has unique texture packs and character skins that you can buy. The revenue that Minecraft has generated was $415 million in 2020 and that is with 130 million people playing Minecraft within a month.