Worldwide Market Forecasts for the Video Game & Interactive Entertainment Industry

  • ID: 4521417
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 81 Pages
  • DFC Intelligence
1 of 4
Video Game Software Market Reached $100 Billion in 2017

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Sony
  • MORE

This report provides an overview of how the global market breaks down by platform and region with a focus on console, PC and Mobile platforms (dedicated portable, smartphone and tablet). This is part of the the publisher's Worldwide Forecasting service which is updated on a regular basis. Five year forecasts are broken down by platform, region and distribution method (retail, online). Includes separate forecasts for PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Xbox One X.  Forecasts are broken down by major hardware platforms including PC, iOS, Android and Sony PlayStation systems.

The publisher has issued its latest forecast for the global video game market that increases its overall outlook for the market. This increase is driven by greater than expected growth in mobile games. In 2017 mobile game software sales was the fastest growing segment with sales soaring 54% to $45 billion. Meanwhile, the Sony PlayStation 4 had a great year and the Nintendo Switch had a strong launch. Together these factors caused video game software sales to reach $100 billion in 2017.

Console systems continued to do very well, and were helped by the successful launch of the Nintendo Switch. DFC forecasts that the PlayStation 4 will eventually join the elite game systems that pass the 100 million sales level. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch is emerging as a great system for younger gamers and a secondary system for owners of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The Switch is still somewhat of a niche system.

The publisher also released results from a survey of over 800 gamers conducted with Bowen Research. The focus of the survey was on older console system owners in the United States. Over 25% of respondents already owned a Switch and 85% of those Switch owners also owned a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One system. In terms of consumer assessment of the quality of each game system, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro stood out well above the Switch and Xbox One/Xbox One X system.

One area that is of concern is how much adoption there will be for the graphic enhanced systems, the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X. The penetration of 4K monitors among respondents was fairly high at 44%. The problem is consumers did not see the Xbox One X as providing a major graphics advantage over either the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro. Meanwhile, the strong game library for the PlayStation systems was a major plus, while the price of the Xbox One X was a major negative.

In the console market, DFC has slightly raised its forecast for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Xbox One forecasts have been lowered. Forecasts for both the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X have also been lowered. The core adopter for the high-end graphic systems is fairly limited until prices come down,” said Cole. “Most consumers have a hard-time understanding the difference the high-end systems provide and sales numbers seem to bear that out.

The publisher forecasts that 2018 will be another strong year for the video game industry. By 2022, the industry is forecast to reach $134 billion in game software sales. This number could be even higher if some new game systems are released over the next few years.

READ MORE
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 4

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Sony
  • MORE

I. Executive Summary

A. Overview 

B. Summary Of Total Worldwide Sales Market Forecasts: 2011-2022

1. Total Worldwide Game Market

2. Packaged Market And Digital Market: 2011-2022 

A. Summary Of Market Forecasts By Segment
1. Summary Of PC Market Forecasts: 2011-2022
2. Summary Of Mobile Market Forecasts: 2011-2022
3. Summary Of Console Market Forecasts: 2011-2022

Ii. Mobile Game Market Forecasts

Iii. PC Game Market

Iv. Console System Overview
A. Microsoft Game Systems
B. Nintendo Game Systems
C. Sony Game Systems
D. Worldwide Generation 6 Game System Market Forecasts
E. Worldwide Generation 7 Game System Market Forecasts

List of Tables

Table 1 Total Worldwide Game Software Market by Segment: 2011-2022
Table 2 Total Worldwide Game Hardware Market by Segment: 2011-2022
Table 3 Total Worldwide Game Market by Segment: 2011-2022
Table 4 Total Worldwide Packaged Sales for Software and Hardware: 2011-2022
Table 5 Worldwide Total Packaged Software Sales by Region: 2011-2022
Table 6 Total Digital Game Revenue: PC, Console, Portable and Mobile: 2011-2022 
Table 7  Total Worldwide Revenue for Digital and Packaged Game Hardware and Software: 2011-20
Table 8 Total Worldwide Packaged and Digital Game Sales: 2011-2022
Table 9 Total Worldwide PC Packaged and Digital Game Sales 2011-2022
Table 9 Total Worldwide iOS and Android Game Sales 2011-2022
Table 10  Worldwide Console Hardware Unit Sales by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 11 Worldwide Console Hardware Revenue by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 12  Worldwide Console Software Retail Unit Sales by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 13 Worldwide Console Software Retail Revenue by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 14 Worldwide Console Software Digital Revenue by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 15  Worldwide Console Total Retail & Digital Game Revenue by Generation:  2011-2022
Table 16 Dedicated Portable Game System Revenue Forecasts: 2011-2022
Table 17 Worldwide Mobile Revenue by Platform: 2011-2022
Table 18 Total Mobile Game Software Market: (smartphones and tablets)
Table 19 Total Portable Game Software Market:  Dedicated Portable Software, Smartphones and Tablet Games: 2011-2022
Table 20 Total Mobile Game Software Market by Region: 2011-2022
Table 21 Worldwide PC Game Packaged Revenue Forecasts by Region: 2011-2022
Table 22 Worldwide PC Digital Game Revenue by Region: 2011-2022
Table 23 Total Worldwide PC Packaged and Digital Games Sales by Region: 2011-2022
Table 24 Total Worldwide PC Packaged and Digital Game Sales 2011-2022
Table 25 Microsoft Xbox 360 Hardware Unit Sales by Region: 2005-2021
Table 26 Forecast for Microsoft Xbox One Game System by Region: 2012-2022
Table 27 Nintendo Wii Hardware Unit Sales by Region: 2005-2021
Table 28 Forecast for Nintendo Wii U by Region: 2012-2022
Table 29 Forecast for Nintendo Switch by Region: 2017-2022
Table 31 Sony PlayStation 3 Hardware Unit Sales by Region: 2005-2021
Table 32 Sony PlayStation 4 Hardware Unit Sales by Region: 2012-2022
Table 33  Forecasts for Worldwide Hardware Unit Sales of Generation 6 Game Systems: 2005-20
Table 34 Forecasts for Worldwide Hardware Revenue of Generation 6 Game Systems: 2005-2022
Table 35 Forecasts for Worldwide Software Unit Sales of Generation 6 Game Systems: 2005-20
Table 36 Forecasts for Worldwide Console Packaged Game Revenue of Generation 6: 2005-202
Table 37 Forecasts for Worldwide Digital Game Revenue of Generation 6 Game Systems: 2008-20
Table 38 Forecasts for Total Digital and Packaged Game Revenue of Generation 6 Game Systems: 200820

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 4

Loading
LOADING...

4 of 4
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Sony
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
5 of 4
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Adroll
adroll