As the game craze grows, research firm Gartner predicts we’ll spend 10% more on games this year than in 2010, and the number will continue to grow.

If you thinking you spend a lot on video games, you’re clearly not alone. Research firm Gartner has predicted this week that sales of games hardware and software will hit $74bn this year, up 10.4% from the 2010 figure of $67bn. Within the software segment, the company expects mobile gaming to become ever more important: driven by the rise in popularity of smartphones and tablets, its share of the sector will grow from 15% in 2010 to 20% in 2015. The Guardian

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