Social distancing and stay-home restrictions have brought about a boom in the number of Australians playing video games, with 762,000 new gamers getting into gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, according to a new survey.
Things move fast in both the tech world and politics. Once the darling of the political landscape, it seems the Australian games development industry again needs to raise its profile. As such, the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) chief executive Ron Curry has got on to the front foot with an open letter to Senator Mitch Fifield, the Minister for Communications and the Arts.
The New Zealand video and computer games industry generated NZ$424 million in revenue in 2016, a 7% increase on 2015 sales. Overall, it had NZ$125 million in retail sales, with an additional NZ$299 million in digital and mobile sales.
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