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See also: Eighth generation of video games

2017 in video games.

IndustryEdit

Video game industry – $108.9 billion[1]

  1. Digital content – $100.5 billion[2]
  2. Physical sales – $14.6 billion[3]
  3. Interactive media – $11.2 billion[2]

Gaming sectors:[2]

  1. Mobile gaming – $46.1 billion[1]
    1. Smartphones – $35.3 billion
    2. Tablets – $10.8 billion
  2. Console gaming – $33.5 billion[1]
    1. Digital content – $21.9 billion[3]
    2. Physical sales – $11.4 billion[3]
  3. PC gaming – $29.3 billion[1]
    1. Digital content (free-to-play) – $20 billion[2]
    2. Digital content (premium) – $6.2 billion[2]
    3. Physical sales – $3.2 billion[3]
  4. Interactive media – $11.2 billion[2]
    1. eXtended Reality (XR) – $4 billion
    2. Gaming video content (GVC) – $3.2 billion
    3. eSports – $800 million

Largest marketsEdit

Largest gaming markets as of 2017:

  1. China China – $36.3 billion[4]
  2. United States United States – $25.06 billion[1]
  3. Japan Japan – $19.61 billion[5]
    1. Consumer market – $14.5 billion
    2. Arcade market – $5.11 billion
  4. European Union European Union – $19.558 billion[6]
    1. United Kingdom United Kingdom – $4.4 billion[7]
    2. Germany Germany – $4.378 billion[1]
    3. France France – $2.967 billion[1]
    4. Spain Spain – $2 billion[8]
    5. Italy Italy – $2 billion[9]
  5. South Korea South Korea – $5 billion[10]

Continents by video game revenue in 2017:

  1. Asia – $59.003 billion[6]
  2. Americas – $31.4 billion[1]
  3. Europe – $22.2 billion[1]
  4. Oceania – $1.314 billion[6]
  5. Africa – $741 million[6]

Regions by video game revenue in 2017:

  1. East Asia – $52.115 billion[6]
  2. North America – $27 billion[1]
  3. Western Europe – $18.8 billion[1]
  4. Latin America – $4.4 billion[1]
  5. Middle East – $3.451 billion[1][6][11]
  6. Eastern Europe – $3.4 billion[1]
  7. Southeast Asia – $3.238 billion[6]
  8. Southern Asia – $1.498 billion[6]
  9. Oceania – $1.314 billion[6]
  10. Africa – $741 million[6]

Hardware salesEdit

Best-selling game consoles:

  1. Japan Nintendo consoles – 27.31 million
    1. Nintendo Switch – 14.86 million[12]
    2. Nintendo 3DS – 6.69 million[13]
    3. Super NES Classic Edition – 4 million[14]
    4. Wii U – 960,000[15]
    5. NES Classic Edition – 800,000[16]
  2. Japan PlayStation consoles – 21.22 million
    1. Playstation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro – 20.2 million[17]
    2. PlayStation Vita – 720,000[18]
    3. PlayStation 3 – 300,000[19]
  3. United States Xbox One and Xbox One X – 8.21 million[18]

Best-selling XR (eXtended Reality) headsets:[2]

  1. South Korea Samsung Gear VR – 3.7 million
  2. Japan PlayStation VR – 1.7 million
  3. Taiwan HTC Vive – 300,000
  4. United States Oculus Rift – 300,000
  5. United States Google Daydream – 200,000
  6. United States Windows Mixed Reality – 100,000

Software sales and revenueEdit

Main article: List of best-selling video games of 2017

Best-selling gamesEdit

See also: List of best-selling video games
Title Sales
(million units)
Source(s)
South Korea PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 50 [20]
Romania FIFA 18 24 [21]
United States Call of Duty: WWII 20.62 [22]
Japan Super Mario Odyssey 12.17 [23]
Japan The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 11.89 [24]
Japan Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 11.71 [23]
Sweden Star Wars Battlefront II 9 [25]
Japan Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 7.96 [23]
Netherlands Horizon: Zero Dawn 7.6 [26][27]
Japan Splatoon 2 7.47 [23]
United States Overwatch 6.37 [n 1]
United States NBA 2K18 6 [29]
United States Ark: Survival Evolved 5.5 [30]
Japan Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 5.1 [31]
South Korea Black Desert Online 4.43 [n 2]
Japan Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete 3.12 [35]
Japan Nier: Automata 3 [36]
Canada Assassin's Creed Origins 2.51 [n 3]
United States Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 2.5 [39]
Japan 1-2 Switch 2.29 [23]
Japan Persona 5 2.2 [40]
Japan Monster Hunter XX 2.15 [41]
United States Destiny 2 2.04 [42]
Canada Cuphead 2 [43]
United States Homefront 1.88 [44]
Japan Arms 1.85 [23]
Japan Mario Kart 7 1.54 [45]
Netherlands Kingdom: Classic 1.46 [44]
Japan Xenoblade Chronicles 2 1.31 [23]
Poland Layers of Fear 1.31 [44]
Japan Kirby Star Allies 1.26 [23]
France Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 1.2 [46]
Belgium Divinity: Original Sin 2 1.19 [47]
Japan New Super Mario Bros. 2 1.16 [45]
Denmark Limbo 1.17 [48]
Japan Dark Souls III 1.1 [49]
United States Brütal Legend 1.08 [44]
Sweden Sanctum 2 1.06 [44]
Japan Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite 1 [31]
Japan Nioh 1 [50]
Japan Sonic Mania 1 [51]

Highest-grossing gamesEdit

See also: List of highest-grossing video games
Title Gross revenue
(million US$)
Source(s)
China Arena of Valor 3000 [52]
United States League of Legends 2100 [2]
South Korea Dungeon Fighter Online 1600 [2]
China Fantasy Westward Journey 1500 [53]
South Korea PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 1500 [n 4]
South Korea CrossFire 1400 [2]
Japan Monster Strike 1300 [53]
Finland Clash Royale 1200 [53]
Finland Clash of Clans 1200 [53]
Japan Pokémon Sun / Moon 1186 [n 5]
South Korea Lineage 1175 [n 6]
Japan Pokémon Go 1050 [n 7]
United States Call of Duty: WWII 1000 [67]
Japan Fate/Grand Order 982 [53]
United Kingdom Candy Crush Saga 910 [53]
China A Chinese Ghost Story 860 [53]
Japan The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 859.4 [n 8]
Japan Super Mario Odyssey 758 [n 9]
Japan Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 730 [n 10]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto V 639 [2]
Japan Puzzle & Dragons 600 [84]
United States Destiny 2 547 [2]
Sweden Star Wars Battlefront II 540 [n 11]
United States World of Warcraft 472 [86]
Cyprus World of Tanks 471 [2]
Japan Splatoon 2 456.3 [n 12]
Netherlands Horizon: Zero Dawn 456 [90]
Sweden Battlefield 1 414 [2]
Romania FIFA 17 409 [2]
United States Dota 2 406 [2]
United States Overwatch 382 [2]
United States NBA 2K18 360 [n 13]
Japan Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 345.2 [92]
United States Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 341 [2]
Romania FIFA 18 324 [2]
United States Roblox 310 [2]
South Korea Black Desert Online 300 [93][94]
Japan Fire Emblem Heroes 295 [95]
South Korea MapleStory 279 [2]
Japan Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X 275 [96]
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops III 248 [2]
Japan Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete 231.1 [n 14]
France Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 221 [2]
United States Hearthstone 217 [2]
United States Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 201 [2]
Japan Nier: Automata 191.3 [n 15]
South Korea Blade & Soul 178 [2]
Canada Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege 172 [2]
United States Ark: Survival Evolved 165 [n 16]
Canada Assassin's Creed Origins 164.4 [n 17]
South Korea FIFA Online 3 163 [2]
Japan Persona 5 156.4 [n 18]
Japan Final Fantasy XV 130 [n 19]
Japan 1-2 Switch 121 [n 20]
United States Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 100 [124]

Notes Edit

  1. Overwatch – $382 million revenue[2] at $59.99 price[28]
  2. Black Desert Online:
    • Paid subscribers in North America & Europe up until March 2017 – 3.4 million[32]
    • Steam sales during May–December 2017 – 1,030,213[33][34]
  3. Assassin's Creed Origins
    • Week 1 – 1,506,819[37]
    • Steam – 1,000,000[38]
  4. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – 50 million units at $30[54]
  5. Pokémon Sun & Moon
    • Pokémon Sun & Moon – 14.95 million units[55] at average $53.73 price = $803.3 million
    • Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 7.96 million units[23] - $383 million
      • Japan – 2.44 million units[57] at ¥5378[58] = ¥13,122.32 ($117 million)
      • Overseas – 5.52 million units[57] at $48.16 average = $266 million
  6. Lineage:
  7. Pokémon Go – $2 billion (September 2017)[65] - $950 million (December 2016)[66] = $1.05 billion
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 11.89 million units[24] - $859.432 million
    • Japan – 1,410,000 units[68][57][69] at ¥7538[70] = ¥10,628.58 million ($95 million)
    • United States – 2.64 million units (Switch)[71] at $59.99[72] = $158.4 million
    • Other – 7.84 million units at £59.99[73] ($77.30)[74] = $606.032 million
  9. Super Mario Odyssey - 12.17 million units[23]
    • Japan – 2.06 million units[57][69] at ¥6458[75] = ¥13,303.48 million ($119 million)[76]
    • United States – 2.88 million units[71] at $59.99[77] = $173 million
    • Other – 7.23 million units at £49.99[78] ($64.40)[79] = $466 million
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 11.71 million units[23]
    • Japan – 2.08 million units[57][69] at ¥6458[80] = ¥13.433 billion ($120 million)[81]
    • United States – 2.4 million units[71] at $59.99[82] = $144 million
    • Other – 7.23 million units at £49.99[83] ($64.40)[79] = $466 million
  11. Star Wars Battlefront II – 9 million units at $59.99[85]
  12. Splatoon 2 - 7.47 million units[23] - $456.33 million
    • Japan – 3.08 million units[57][69] at ¥6458[87] = ¥19,891 million ($177.33 million)
    • United States – 960,000 units[71] at $59.99[88] = $58 million
    • Other – 3.43 million units at £49.99[89] ($64.40)[79] = $221 million
  13. NBA 2K18 – 6 million units at $59.99[91]
  14. Dragon Quest XI gross in Japan – ¥24,517,159,720 = $231,131,776
    • 3DS – 1,763,948 sales[35] at ¥6458[97] = ¥11,391,576,184
    • PS4 – 1,353,432 sales[35] at ¥9698[98] = ¥13,125,583,536
  15. Nier: Automata – 3 million units
    • Japan (PS4) – 364,101 units[99] at ¥8424[100] = ¥3.07 billion ($27,344,318)[101]
    • Other – 2,635,899 units at $62.20 average price = $163,952,918
      • United Kingdom – £49.99[102] ($64.40)[103]
      • United States – $59.99[104]
  16. Ark: Survival Evolved – 5.5 million units at $29.99[105]
  17. Assassin's Creed Origins average price – $65.50
  18. Persona 5 – 2.2 million units
    • Japan – 550,000 units[109] at ¥9504[110] = ¥5.23 billion ($48.3 million)[111]
    • Other – 1.65 million units at $65.50 average price = $108.1 million
  19. Final Fantasy XV – 2 million units = $130 million[115]
    • Cumulative sales in 2016 – 5 million[116]
    • Cumulative sales in 2017 – 7 million[117]
  20. 1-2 Switch [118][57]
    • Japan – 464,607 units at ¥5378[119] = ¥2,498,656,446 ($23,555,702)[120]
    • Overseas – 1,825,393 units at $53.16 average = $97,037,892
      • United States – $49.99[121]
      • United Kingdom – £39.99[122] ($56.32)[123]


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