Research Outline

Fact checking stats on esports and video games


To determine if the requested facts about eSports and video games are true by fact checking them with one or more sources for a Q&A in a podcast about eSports.

Early Findings

During our preliminary research we were able to fact check two out of the three facts provided completely. For the third fact, we were able to fact check certain insights, but not all of it. Below is an overview of our early findings.

Fact #1

  • Games were indeed forecast to generate a revenue $137.9 billion in 2018. However, This number is not reflective of video games alone.
  • While the number does include PC, browsers PC, downloaded PC, and console games, it also includes mobile, smartphone, and tablet games.
  • Console games made up $34.6 billion of that generated revenue, downloaded PC games $28.6 billion, browser PC games $4.3 billion, and PC games $32.9 billion.
  • Data released by the Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group found that the video game market actually only reached a revenue of $43.8 billion.

Fact #2

Fact #3