2017 has been a busy year for the world of video games and it's nigh on impossible to quantify everything that has happened to the industry - but we've attempted to do so anyway.
Following last year's debut of Year In Numbers, we've reached out to more analysts, browsed through more financials, and crunched more figures to bring the readers of GamesIndustry.biz this definitive insight into the video games market today.
Statistics covered by the handy infographic below include the value of the global games market, the breakdown between physical and digital game sales, the state of the competition between the major platforms, the most successful mobile and virtual reality titles, the highest-earning publishers, the most talked about AAA blockbusters - plus some interesting factoids we just couldn't resist cramming in.
Read on and enjoy. Make a note of a few figures for later use - it's your last chance to impress the boss before the Christmas holidays.