Apex Legends was was one of the biggest surprises in gaming this year that no one—not even EA—saw coming. Without any lead-up or hype before the release of the game, Respawn Entertainment single-handedly defibrillated EA’s stock price with their new title.
The global video game market is expected to be a $180 billion behemoth by 2021. With all that money up for grabs, companies spend lots of time, effort, and cash trying to identify what makes a video game successful. Thanks to a Kaggle dataset with data and sales records for over 16,500 games, we can get in on the fun.