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Toys and Games in the United Kingdom

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  • 32 Pages
  • May 2024
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Euromonitor International
  • ID: 2071503
Toy and games in the UK recorded solid current value growth in 2023. Value growth for traditional toys and games was higher than the previous year, while video games returned to its positive trajectory following a marginal downturn in 2022 as demand stabilised post-pandemic. Plush and dress-up and role play remained dynamic performers within traditional toys and games, with plush particularly benefiting from the fact that this category appeals to both adults and children.

The Toys and Games in United Kingdom report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2019-2023, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2028 illustrate how the market is set to change.

Product coverage: Traditional Toys and Games, Video Games.

Data coverage: Market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Why buy this report?

  • Get a detailed picture of the Toys and Games market;
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
  • Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
  • Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Toys and games in 2023: The big picture
  • 2023 key trends
  • Competitive landscape
  • Retailing developments
  • What next for toys and games?
MARKET DATA
  • Table 1 Sales of Toys and Games by Category: Value 2018-2023
  • Table 2 Sales of Toys and Games by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
  • Table 3 NBO Company Shares of Toys and Games: % Value 2019-2023
  • Table 4 LBN Brand Shares of Toys and Games: % Value 2020-2023
  • Table 5 Distribution of Toys and Games by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 6 Forecast Sales of Toys and Games by Category: Value 2023-2028
  • Table 7 Forecast Sales of Toys and Games by Category: % Value Growth 2023-2028
DISCLAIMER
SOURCES
  • Summary 1 Research Sources
TRADITIONAL TOYS AND GAMES IN THE UNITED KINGDOMKEY DATA FINDINGS
2023 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Plush and scientific/educational continue to perform well in 2023
  • Sustainability remains key in 2023
  • LEGO UK Ltd strengthens leadership of competitive landscape in 2023
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Continual value growth expected over the forecast period
  • Sustainability will remain important for consumers and players
  • E-commerce sales likely to gain further share in traditional category
CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 8 Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Category: Value 2018-2023
  • Table 9 Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
  • Table 10 Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Licensed vs Non-Licensed: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 11 NBO Company Shares of Traditional Toys and Games: % Value 2019-2023
  • Table 12 LBN Brand Shares of Traditional Toys and Games: % Value 2020-2023
  • Table 13 Distribution of Traditional Toys and Games by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 14 Forecast Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Category: Value 2023-2028
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Category: % Value Growth 2023-2028
  • Table 16 Forecast Sales of Traditional Toys and Games by Licensed vs Non-Licensed: % Value 2023-2028
VIDEO GAMES IN THE UNITED KINGDOMKEY DATA FINDINGS
2023 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Video games returns to growth in 2023
  • Digitalisation continues to contribute to declines for some video game formats
  • Sony regains leadership from Nintendo in static console volumes
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Positive outlook for video games, driven by digital formats
  • Microsoft to further promote growth through multi-platform launch, while Nintendo will struggle if Switch 2 is delayed
E-commerce to remain dominant for distribution of video games in the UK
CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 17 Sales of Video Games by Category: Value 2018-2023
  • Table 18 Sales of Video Games by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
  • Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Video Games: % Value 2019-2023
  • Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Video Games: % Value 2020-2023
  • Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Video Games Hardware: % Value 2019-2023
  • Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Video Games Hardware: % Value 2020-2023
  • Table 23 NBO Company Shares of Video Games Software: % Value 2019-2023
  • Table 24 Distribution of Video Games by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 25 Distribution of Video Games Hardware by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 26 Distribution of Video Games Software by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 27 Distribution of Video Games Software (Physical) by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 28 Distribution of Video Games Software (Digital) by Format: % Value 2018-2023
  • Table 29 Forecast Sales of Video Games by Category: Value 2023-2028
  • Table 30 Forecast Sales of Video Games by Category: % Value Growth 2023-2028