Monday, August 15, 2016
RPGs Are a 35 Million Dollar Market (out of a 1.19 Billion Dollar Hobby Game Market)
There's an interesting article over at ICv2 about the size of the Hobby Games Market and it's components.
Roleplaying Games make up 35 Million of the 1.19 Billion Hobby Games Market. Which is small, but grew 40% from 2014 to 2015 (from 25 Million). Hobby Games as a whole grew 29% over the same period.
As for the top 5 RPG game lines for the 2nd Quarter of 2016, D&D 5e tops the list. I'm surprised to see Shadowrun in the top 5 myself.
I suspect the drop off after the first 3 is huge.
All this is before Dungeons & Dragons finding it's way back into the public's eye this summer.
Still, the OSR is a niche of a niche.
I'll need to dig out the latest Roll20 report for some further analysis.