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This visualization, made by Visual Capitalist (shared by Chris Fralic yesterday on the 48th anniversary of the release of Pong), is fascinating for a few reasons.

First, when you just look at the console market from the early 1980s to today, the difference in that space is pretty actually small ($20B vs. $33B) and that includes the Nintendo Switch, which is currently the most successful of the consoles and really, in many ways, is actually a handheld. That category, of course, has been completely eliminated by mobile, which has also expanded the market many times over, and is now double the size of any other gaming market. And is more than console and PC combined. Also, poor arcades!

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