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Who rules entertainment industry? Video games vs. film & music

(Source: AP Images) (Source: AP Images)
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Older generations may be surprised to learn that video games are big money.

In fact, the video game industry is more successful than film and music put together.

According to polygon.com, global revenue for video games estimated at about $83.6 billion in 2014 alone.

In that same year, the film industry made $36.4 billion, according to MPAA.

Statista.com states the music industry made $15.06 billion. Although this seems very impressive, it should be taken with a grain of salt seeing as how the film industry revenue in these stats don't really account for DVD sales, streaming, etc.

Still, it seems doubtful those secondary sales could make up the lost ground to video games. 

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