According to Adobe Digital Index’s new report on gaming trends, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made more money on its first day than The Avengers: Age of Ultron did. In fact, it made twice as much as Age of Ultron!
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made $179 million globally on its opening day, while The Avengers: Age of Ultron made $84 million globally on its opening day. That’s some comparison. Well, you also need to take onboard the fact that a game costs $60 compared to a movie ticket, which is somewhere between $10 and $15.
VentureBeat, who posted the story yesterday say that “this feat is even more impressive when you consider that Metal Gear Solid V had a cheaper budget. It cost $80 million to make, while Age of Ultron had a massive $250 million budget. And games already make more than film: Gaming will be worth $91.5 billion this year, according to research group Newzoo. Accounting firm PwC says that the movie industry will be worth $88.3 billion in 2015.”
“The gaming industry is a lot bigger than most marketers realize,” said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst and director at Adobe in the report. “These games get more social buzz on opening day than most movies do, and the revenue for one of the top games this year outdid the highest-grossing movie start [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $91 million] by nearly double.”