The Australian government doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to supporting the video game industry. One person who’s recently visited local politicians to change that is Jayson Hilchie, the president and chief executive of ESA Canada.
Australians love their video games. So much so that we spent $3.23 billion on games and game-related hardware, according to new figures released today.
In the face of steadily declining numbers in previous years 2013, it seems, was a stronger year for video games at retail. With the release of new consoles and the continued success of the 3DS, retail held steady, whilst digital sales increased dramatically.