What’s the biggest hit in entertainment history? Michael Jackson’s Thriller album is up there. It has brought in $500+ million since 1982.
The first Harry Potter novel is also in the running. The best-selling book in history raked in over $1 billion. The highest-grossing movie ever tops them both. Avengers: Endgame made $2.8 billion at the box office in 2019.
But a video game that involves robbing banks and running from cops blew them all away. Grand Theft Auto V has brought in over $6 billion since 2013. Let that sink in: A video game made more money than any movie, album, TV show, or book in history.
Many folks think gamers are unemployed weirdos who live in their parents’ basements
The reality is video games are now a massive global industry. There are roughly 2.5 billion active players around the globe. And last year, revenues hit $179 billion. It’s now larger than the film and music industries, combined!