An article on IGN has an interesting take on the Video Game industry. According to projections from PricewaterhouseCoopers the worldwide Entertainment sector will grow by 7.3% to $1.9 Trillion by 2009. The Video Game sector however will see an incredible growth of 16.5% to $55 Billion by 2009 and this does not include hardware sales.
Of course, the region that will dominate these numbers is the Asia-Pacific region with a total of $23 Billion in sales and a growth of 18% in 2009. Just behind is Europe where an estimated $14.3 Billion in sales and a growth of 19.1% will occur in 2009. In third place is the United States, where in 2009 it is expected to see sales top $15.1 Billion and see a growth rate of 12.1%.
As with any projections, certain restrictions apply. Such as, how the next-generation consoles sell.