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Apple Topples Gaming Giants Microsoft And Nintendo

A report compiled by NewZoo has revealed that Apple had the third highest games revenue of any public company in 2021, beating out Microsoft, Activision-Blizzard and Nintendo.

Of the $126 billion USD ($175.6 billion AUD) generated in 2021, Apple had an estimated $15.3 billion USD ($21.3 billion AUD) and was only toppled by Sony and Tencent.

Tencent was the clear leader in the industry with $32.2 billion USD, thanks to their ownership of games such as PUBG: Mobile and League of Legends.

Apple was able to achieve such high revenue in the gaming market thanks to the massive growth in mobile gaming, which now makes up over half (~52%) of the market. As Apple takes a considerable cut of all purchases made through their App store, and have controversially required app developers to manage transactions through it, it comes as no surprise that they are this far up the list.

2022 is likely to be very different, as both Microsoft and Sony make new acquisitions (Activision-Blizzard and Bungie respectively) and stock shortages of dedicated gaming hardware such as PC parts and consoles begin to ease.


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