The reports forecast that the global video game industry will surpass $100 billion in 2018
This report includes detailed historical sales and five-year forecasts for the global video game industry across all major markets. Forecasts are broken down for mobile games (Android and iOS), PC games, and by individual dedicated game systems from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. Included with a report order are data files in Excel sent seperately.
This includes revenue from PC games, console games and mobile games on smartphones and tablets as well as spending on dedicated game hardware. It does not include spending on gaming PCs, tablets or other multi-purpose devices.
Of course, the game industry remains extremely fragmented and the key to understand business potential is to examine individual segments in more detail. The recently released 300 page report, The Business of Video Games, that looks not only at revenue opportunities but also profit potential of key industry segments. This includes the rapidly changing distribution and publishing infrastructure that is resulting in major new opportunities for small publishing teams and indie developers.
In the Business of Video Games report, companies are ranked based on their market impact. Google and Apple were listed as the most important companies in the space mainly because of the way they have impacted distribution and consumer reach for third party companies. This is in contrast to several years ago when the console manufacturers and retail distributors were the most important companies in the space.
Continued strong success is forecasted for the Sony PlayStation 4, which has emerged as the clear leader among dedicated game systems. The launch of the PlayStation VR in fall 2016 is expected to be major driver for high-end VR system sales. The new reports also forecast a comeback for Nintendo as they launch new hardware. As Microsoft has stumbled in the game market in recent years it gives Nintendo an opportunity in both console and portable hardware.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Executive Summary
2 Mobile Game Market Forecasts
3 PC Game Market
4 Console System Overview
- Activision Blizzard, Inc.
- Alphabet Inc./Google Inc.
- Apple Inc.
- Big Fish Games, Inc./Churchill Downs Inc.
- Bigpoint GmbH
- Capcom Co., Ltd.
- EA Mobile
- Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Facebook, Inc.
- GameFly, Inc.
- GameStop Corp.
- Gameforge AG
- Gameloft SE
- Glu Mobile, Inc.
- Gree, Inc./DeNA Co., Ltd.
- GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
- NCSoft Corp.
- National Geographic Animal Jam
- Netease, Inc.
- Netmarble Games Corp./CJ E&M Corp.
- Nexon Co., Ltd.
- Samsung Group
- Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
- SoftBank Group Corp./Supercell
- Sony Corp.
- Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
- Wargaming Public Co Ltd
- ZeniMax Media Inc.
- Zynga Inc.
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