Global video game market to reach US$93b

GartnerThe worldwide video game marketplace, which includes video game console hardware and software, online, mobile and PC games, will reach US$93 billion in 2013, up from $79 billion in 2012, according to Gartner.

Driven by strong mobile gaming and video game console and software sales, the market is forecast to hit US$111 billion by 2015.

Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market, with revenue set to nearly double between 2013 and 2015 from US$13.2 billion to US$22 billion.

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The making of Project SHIELD

JHH and Project SHIELDNVIDIA’s Project SHIELD attracted much attention when demonstrated by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at CES 2013. TheĀ gaming portable for open platforms aims to revolutionise the way people play games.

The concept had been brewing at NVIDIA for nearly a decade before its unveiling earlier this month.

NVIDIA has a blog post that talks about the making of Project SHIELD, the importance of streaming PC games, and the furious sprint to launch at CES.

Catch the post here.