Video Games (1975-2011)

In: Culture History Internet/tech

21 Dec 2012

Games by genre, and games by platform. Labeling the axis might have been useful – I assume it’s supposed to be percent of total, with the space at top “other”? I tried to find the original source for this, but had no luck.

3 Responses to Video Games (1975-2011)


Aaron W

December 21st, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I kind of hate charts like this. The higher up in the chart you go, the harder it is to tell if the changes in the size of the different components (in this case, the platform or genre) is due to a change in that component or one of the components below it. You can tell by examining it more closely, but it’s not immediately obviously by looking at it.



December 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Thank god, the amount of games on micro$hit platforms (win$hit, $uxbox) shows decreasing tendency. I hope m$ will die.


Matt Jenkins

December 31st, 2012 at 4:05 am

I believe the original source for this was Bloomberg Business Week. I get that magazine and it was in there about 3 weeks ago.

Comment Form

What is Chart Porn?

An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys -- on topics from around the world.

  • Will Reinhardt: I had no idea that China was all in one timezone, that’s crazy to me. If you walk from China to Pa [...]
  • Coffey: Not to mean but the theory that Christianity is the one and only true religion is questionable. I s [...]
  • Drumwaster: Good thing we have these snapshots, otherwise I'd have to rely on NASA for such data, and what do th [...]
  • Sean Collins: I'm no economist but how does raising the minimum wage help the unemployed? They have no wages to ra [...]
  • Benjamin: There is actually a difference between items showing up in your timeline (when you like a page and F [...]