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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Industry Focus

Preserving the spell in games localization

Simone Crosignani, Andrea Ballista & Fabio Minazzi

The numbers are clear. Video games have now reached full commercial maturity. By the end of 2007, the world's video game market had achieved sales revenue surpassing US$41 billion. That's an impressive figure when compared to other branches of entertainment. The recorded music sector, for example, achieved only US$33.4 billion, due to a readjustment in the economic model for album sales, but the numbers are even more striking when compared to past revenue figures from the same industry. In 2002 the video game market was stable at "just" US$21.8 billion. Since then, growth has been unstoppable, and the trend is expected to continue ...

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October/November, 2008