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Video Games - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts

  • ID: 4721445
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 167 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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Video Games market worldwide is projected to grow by US$119.8 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 9.1%. Mobile Games, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 13.5%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$173.4 Billion by the year 2025, Mobile Games will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth.

Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 7.2% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over US$4 Billion to the region's size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over US$3.2 Billion worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, Mobile Games will reach a market size of US$7.1 Billion by the close of the analysis period. As the world’s second largest economy and the new game changer in global markets, China exhibits the potential to grow at 14.7% over the next couple of years and add approximately US$38.6 Billion in terms of addressable opportunity for the picking by aspiring businesses and their astute leaders. Presented in visually rich graphics are these and many more need-to-know quantitative data important in ensuring quality of strategy decisions, be it entry into new markets or allocation of resources within a portfolio. Several macroeconomic factors and internal market forces will shape growth and development of demand patterns in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. All research viewpoints presented are based on validated engagements from influencers in the market, whose opinions supersede all other research methodologies.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others,
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  • King Digital Entertainment plc
  • Atari SA
  • BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc.
  • Capcom Co., Ltd.
  • Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • PopCap Games, Inc.
  • iWin, Inc.
  • Konami Holdings Corp.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd.
  • Konami Gaming Inc.
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Nintendo Co. Ltd.
  • Sega Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd.
  • Square Enix Ltd.
  • Take 2 Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Tetris Holding, LLC
  • Ubisoft Entertainment SA
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II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

Video Gaming - An Introductory Prelude

Recent Market Activity

Video Games: A Sprawling Industry Presenting Opportunities to a Wide Range of Participants

PC Online Games Leads the Pack

Rise in Perceived Educative Value of Video Games Fosters Growth in the Market Over the Years

Video Games Software Market - A Review

Online Digital Downloads & Browser Based Games Overshadow Physical Retail Game Software

Changing Demographics of Modern Players Sets Stage for Increased Consumption of Video Games

Grey Gamers Grow in Number

Women: Succumbing to the Charms of Video Games

Advent of Novel Technologies Foster Growth for Video Games Market

Entertaining Trends from Electronic Entertainment Expo

Exciting Technology Trends Drive the Video Gaming Industry

Current & Future Analysis

Regulatory Framework

Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC)

Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)

Pan European Games Information (PEGI)

Global Competitor Market Shares

Video Games Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2020 & 2029

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (USA)

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc (USA)

King Digital Entertainment plc (UK)

Atari SA (France)

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. (Japan)

Capcom Co.,Ltd (Japan)

Electronic Arts, Inc. (USA)

PopCap Games, Inc. (USA)

iWin, Inc. (USA)

Konami Holdings Corporation (Japan)

Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Konami Gaming Inc. (USA)

Microsoft Studios (USA)

Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Sony Interactive Entertainment (USA)

Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Square Enix Ltd (UK)

Take 2 Interactive Software, Inc. (USA)

Tetris Holding, LLC (USA)

Ubisoft Entertainment SA (France)

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

The Gaming Industry

Major Gaming Trends

Ongoing Technological Advancements Fuel Growth for Video Games Market

‘Serious’ Gamers - The Only Saving Grace for Boxed & Digital Download Console Gaming Software

A Look into the Key Trends in Consoles Software Market

Review of Latest Video Gaming Consoles

Niche Opportunities Help Boxed & Digital Download PC Games Software in its Battle Against Browser and Mobile Gaming Variants

Digital Download Game Versions Grow at the Cost of Boxed PC Games

Key Opportunity Indicators for PC Games Software

Comparison of Key Capabilities of PCs & Leading Consoles for Gaming

Online Browser Based Games - Fast Losing Sheen

PC MMOGs - Losing Popularity to Wireless Gaming Versions

Even Mobile & Console Web Browsers Fail to Revive Online Browser Based Gaming Segment

Mobile Gaming

Huge Growth Potential for Mobile Gaming

Mobile-Wireless Gaming Software Downloads - A High Growth Market Segment

Smartphones - Shot in the Arm for Mobile Games

Smartphones Sales Continue to Grow Across the Globe - A Key Opportunity Indicator for Mobile Games

Consumer Mobile Usage Habits Foster Growth in Mobile Gaming Market

Entertainment Applications Lead Smartphone Content: Indication of Potential in Store for Mobile Gaming

Opportunity Indicators

Downloadable Mobile Video Games Pips Traditional Message Based Games

Mobile Social Networking Adds Fillip to the Wireless Gaming Market

Expanding Consumer Base for Wireless Games

Mobile Internet - The Backbone of Mobile Browser & App Based Gaming

Freemium Model Generates Additional Revenue Opportunities for Online Streaming & Digitally Downloadable Games Across Platforms

Cloud Technology: Optimally Positioned to Provide Online & Wireless Gaming Experience

Key Benefits of Cloud Technology that are Expected to Boost Internet Gaming Platforms

Mobile Cloud-Gaming - The New Paradigm

Softening Prices Increases Number of Gamers - Bodes Well for the Market

Softening Prices Increases Number of Gamers - Bodes Well for the Market

Seasonal Demand Patterns Characterize Video Games Market

Convergence of Video & Games to be a Key Growth Factor in Coming Years

Developments at Hardware & Content Level Boosts Opportunities for Video Games Software

Physical and Digital Crossover Adds New Dimension to Video Gaming

Video Games with Motion Control Keeps Players Glued

3D Gaming Titles Soar in Demand

Biotic Video Games to Make Games More Lifelike

Introduction AR/VR Experience in Video Games to Boost Industry Revenue

Developers Prefer RPG-like, Built-in Features

Advancements in HTML5 - A Major Boost for Mobile Games

NFC Technology Increases Adoption of Wireless Multi-Player Games

Ability to Accept User Driven Changes Increases User Involvement

Convergence & Improved Network Capability: Crucibles for Success

Developing Markets to Lend Traction to the Market in the Short to Medium Term Period

Blurring Boarders Extend Huge Opportunity for Developers

Micro Gaming Studios & Independent Developers Finally See Their Efforts Get Rewarded

Aggressive Marketing Strategies Make Gamers Uncomfortable

Reselling Hurts New Title Purchases

Software Piracy Takes the Wind Out of the Market’s Sails

Negative Publicity Over Violent Video Games Blemishes Business Opportunities

Lack of Skilled Workforce Hurting New Product Development Initiatives

Challenges to Reckon With for Online Games

Free-to-Play Games - A Major Threat for Paid Online & Wireless Gaming Titles

Gaming Industry Continues to Transform Driven by Technology Advancements

AI Innovations Transform Video Games

Blockchain Benefits in the Video Games Sector

Key Impact Innovations in Video Games

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

TABLE 1: Video Games Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2018-2025

TABLE 2: Video Games Global Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2009-2017

TABLE 3: Video Games Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 4: Mobile Games (Platform) World Market by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2018 to 2025

TABLE 5: Mobile Games (Platform) Historic Market Analysis by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2009 to 2017

TABLE 6: Mobile Games (Platform) Market Share Breakdown of Worldwide Sales by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 7: Console Games (Platform) Potential Growth Markets Worldwide in US$ Million: 2018 to 2025

TABLE 8: Console Games (Platform) Historic Market Perspective by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2009 to 2017

TABLE 9: Console Games (Platform) Market Sales Breakdown by Region/Country in Percentage: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 10: Digital PC Games (Platform) Geographic Market Spread Worldwide in US$ Million: 2018 to 2025

TABLE 11: Digital PC Games (Platform) Region Wise Breakdown of Global Historic Demand in US$ Million: 2009 to 2017

TABLE 12: Digital PC Games (Platform) Market Share Distribution in Percentage by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 13: Boxed PC Games (Platform) World Market Estimates and Forecasts by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2018 to 2025

TABLE 14: Boxed PC Games (Platform) Market Historic Review by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2009 to 2017

TABLE 15: Boxed PC Games (Platform) Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 16: Casual Web Games (Platform) World Market by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2018 to 2025

TABLE 17: Casual Web Games (Platform) Historic Market Analysis by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2009 to 2017

TABLE 18: Casual Web Games (Platform) Market Share Distribution in Percentage by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES

Market Facts & Figures

US Video Games Market Share (in %) by Company: 2020 & 2025

Market Analytics

TABLE 19: Video Games Market in US$ Million in the United States by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 20: United States Video Games Market Retrospective Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 21: United States Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

CANADA

TABLE 22: Video Games Market Analysis in Canada in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 23: Video Games Market in Canada: Historic Review in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 24: Canadian Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

JAPAN

TABLE 25: Japanese Medium & Long-Term Outlook for Video Games Market in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 26: Video Games Market in Japan in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 27: Japanese Video Games Market Percentage Share Distribution by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

CHINA

TABLE 28: Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in China in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 29: Chinese Video Games Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 30: Video Games Market in China: Percentage Share Analysis by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

EUROPE

Market Facts & Figures

European Video Games Market: Competitor Market Share Scenario (in %) for 2020 & 2025

Market Analytics

TABLE 31: European Video Games Market Demand Scenario in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2018-2025

TABLE 32: Video Games Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in US$ Million by Region/Country for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 33: European Video Games Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 34: European Video Games Market Assessment in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 35: European Video Games Historic Market Review in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 36: Video Games Market in Europe: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

FRANCE

TABLE 37: French Video Games Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 38: French Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 39: French Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

GERMANY

TABLE 40: German Video Games Latent Demand Forecasts in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 41: Video Games Market in Germany: A Historic Perspective by Platform in US$ Million for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 42: German Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

ITALY

TABLE 43: Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in Italy in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 44: Italian Video Games Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 45: Video Games Market in Italy: Percentage Share Analysis by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

UNITED KINGDOM

TABLE 46: United Kingdom Medium & Long-Term Outlook for Video Games Market in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 47: Video Games Market in the United Kingdom in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 48: United Kingdom Video Games Market Percentage Share Distribution by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

SPAIN

TABLE 49: Video Games Market Analysis in Spain in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 50: Video Games Market in Spain: Historic Review in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 51: Spanish Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

RUSSIA

TABLE 52: Video Games Market in US$ Million in Russia by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 53: Russian Video Games Market Retrospective Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 54: Russian Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

REST OF EUROPE

TABLE 55: Rest of Europe Video Games Market Assessment in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 56: Rest of Europe Video Games Historic Market Review in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 57: Video Games Market in Rest of Europe: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

ASIA-PACIFIC

TABLE 58: Asia-Pacific Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2018-2025

TABLE 59: Video Games Market in Asia-Pacific: Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Region/Country for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 60: Asia-Pacific Video Games Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

TABLE 61: Asia-Pacific Video Games Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 62: Asia-Pacific Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 63: Asia-Pacific Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

AUSTRALIA

TABLE 64: Australian Video Games Latent Demand Forecasts in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 65: Video Games Market in Australia: A Historic Perspective by Platform in US$ Million for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 66: Australian Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

INDIA

TABLE 67: Video Games Market Analysis in India in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 68: Video Games Market in India: Historic Review in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 69: Indian Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

SOUTH KOREA

TABLE 70: Video Games Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2018-2025

TABLE 71: South Korean Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 72: Video Games Market Share Distribution in South Korea by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

TABLE 73: Rest of Asia-Pacific Medium & Long-Term Outlook for Video Games Market in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 74: Video Games Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 75: Rest of Asia-Pacific Video Games Market Percentage Share Distribution by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

LATIN AMERICA

TABLE 76: Latin American Video Games Market Trends by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2018-2025

TABLE 77: Video Games Market in Latin America in US$ Million by Region/Country: A Historic Perspective for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 78: Latin American Video Games Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2009, 2019, and 2025

TABLE 79: Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in Latin America in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 80: Latin American Video Games Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 81: Video Games Market in Latin America : Percentage Analysis by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

ARGENTINA

TABLE 82: Argentinean Video Games Market Assessment in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 83: Argentinean Video Games Historic Market Review in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 84: Video Games Market in Argentina: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

BRAZIL

TABLE 85: Brazilian Video Games Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 86: Brazilian Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 87: Brazilian Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

MEXICO

TABLE 88: Mexican Video Games Latent Demand Forecasts in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 89: Video Games Market in Mexico: A Historic Perspective by Platform in US$ Million for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 90: Mexican Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

REST OF LATIN AMERICA

TABLE 91: Video Games Market in US$ Million in Rest of Latin America by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 92: Rest of Latin America Video Games Market Retrospective Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 93: Rest of Latin America Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

MIDDLE EAST

TABLE 94: The Middle East Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2018-2025

TABLE 95: Video Games Market in the Middle East by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2009-2017

TABLE 96: The Middle East Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2009, 2019, and 2025

TABLE 97: The Middle East Video Games Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 98: Video Games Market in the Middle East: Historic Review in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 99: The Middle East Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

IRAN

TABLE 100: Iranian Medium & Long-Term Outlook for Video Games Market in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 101: Video Games Market in Iran in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 102: Iranian Video Games Market Percentage Share Distribution by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

ISRAEL

TABLE 103: Israeli Video Games Market Assessment in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 104: Israeli Video Games Historic Market Review in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 105: Video Games Market in Israel: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

SAUDI ARABIA

TABLE 106: Video Games Market Estimates and Forecasts in Saudi Arabia in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 107: Saudi Arabian Video Games Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 108: Video Games Market in Saudi Arabia: Percentage Share Analysis by Platform for 2009, 2019, and 2025

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

TABLE 109: Video Games Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million by Platform for the Period 2018-2025

TABLE 110: United Arab Emirates Video Games Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 111: Video Games Market Share Distribution in United Arab Emirates by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

REST OF MIDDLE EAST

TABLE 112: Rest of Middle East Video Games Latent Demand Forecasts in US$ Million by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 113: Video Games Market in Rest of Middle East: A Historic Perspective by Platform in US$ Million for the Period 2009-2017

TABLE 114: Rest of Middle East Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

AFRICA

TABLE 115: Video Games Market in US$ Million in Africa by Platform: 2018-2025

TABLE 116: African Video Games Market Retrospective Analysis in US$ Million by Platform: 2009-2017

TABLE 117: African Video Games Market Share Breakdown by Platform: 2009 VS 2019 VS 2025

IV. COMPETITION

Total Companies Profiled: 112

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