You may have heard that Amazon has paid a very kewl Billion for a site name Twitch.tv, which, uhm, follows video games. Nope, doesn't make sense to me either, but for hundreds of millions young people, their video game universe is as real as anything else.
A commenter provided this:
"... numbers I gathered during a Google search that I think will help provide some context to Amazon’s purchase of Twitch: Total Revenue for 2013 for the following industries:
NBA – 5 Billion.
MLB- 8 Billion.
NFL – 9 Billion.
Movie Box Office Ticket Sales -10.9 Billion.
Video Game Revenue 93 Billion.
To put Twitch into perspective Twitch is to gamers what ESPN is to sports fans. Amazon’s purchase of Twitch gives them access to the video game universe in a way they might never be able to recreate from scratch."
Video game revenue is nine times that of movie box office! Holy mother of all that's unholy. Not sure what we can learn from this, but it seems there's a new drug in town.