Amazing news for the gaming sector, and beyond: in 2021 Apple was the third company to have earned the most from the sale of games. A position of great prestige, which sees it just behind Sony, but ahead of Microsoft. According to NewZoo analysts, in fact, the Cupertino company has earned well 15.3 billion dollarsmarking a growth of 17.7% compared to the previous year.
Apple: The games have earned the company over $ 15 billion
What is the company that has sold the most games in the world of 2021? Absolutely Tencent, a company that owns well-known titles such as League of Legends and PUBG Mobile. In fact, in 2021 alone, he earned money 32.2 billion dollars, registering a growth of 7.7% compared to the previous year. In second place, however, it is confirmed Sony. According to the data, the company has made a good profit $ 18.2 billion, with a decrease of 2.3% compared to 2020. The third place, as already mentioned, goes to Apple. Together with Google, in fact, the company is one of the largest owners of mobile gaming platforms. Indeed, although the company has its own platform, it is undeniable that a large part of the income comes from third-party games on the App Store.
According to the data collected, hardware-centric vendors such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have not grown as much as expected. On the other hand, it is undeniable that the chip crisis has greatly affected the activity of the three gaming giants. Still, it would appear that some ongoing acquisitions could improve the situation considerably. Not surprisingly, Sony recently acquired Bungiedeveloper of Destiny, and Microsoft is closing the deal to have Activision Blizzard. Yet for the moment the situation is this: as for the sale of games, Apple has surpassed a giant like Microsoft. And it is certainly not the first time this has happened. In 2019, the Cupertino company apparently earned more from the sale of games than Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard and Sony combined. A nice goal, no doubt about it.