@video_game_king: I am being a little sarcastic as in I don't think the general public or for myself for that matter, would react to them any differently if Micheal reviewed them or not. For some people maybe they will believe the numbers even less. That being said I am a Pachter fan and I make sure to catch ever new Pach-Attack on Saturday.
According to Microsoft, gaming is the healthiest as it ever been. Last year the game related revenue grew 7% lead by growth in new business models and more gaming capable devices (they probably mean phones and tablets). There is now over a billion people in the world that play video games. More info can be found in the link below and this week's major nelson podcast.