Kickstarter Hits a Billion, Thanks to Video Games

Posted by David Konow

One of the biggest experiments in the history of Kickstarter, the Veronica Mars movie, is about to be released. The crowd funding site resurrected a TV show that people wanted resurrected, and though it was on a tight budget and schedule, it still got made and will be out in the world very soon.

Now Kickstarter has announced that they’ve raised a billion dollars to date, and they have video games to thank for that. As the site Venture Beat tells us, video games have provided the site with 22% of the billion that’s been raised, and it’s beaten out movies by a big margin, a good $18.3 million more. (There are 13 Kickstarter categories you can contribute to.)
As Venturebeat points out, Kickstarter helped raise the money that helped the Ouya game console come to pass, and while 224 countires contribute to the site, the biggest contributors are from the U.S., 66% actually, coughing up $663 million to date. (Another interesting little tidbit Venturebeat mentioned is that people contribute money on Wednesdays more than any other day of the week.) 
 
There’s plenty more interesting tid-bits and facts you can check out at this link, and like the site itself said to the world, “Thanks a billion.”