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Video Game Software Publishing in the US: Market Research Report

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Video Game Software Publishing Market Research Report | NAICS 51121e | Jul 2014

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IBISWorld’s Video Game Software Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 09-14
5.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
96,332
Businesses
23,082
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Video game software publishers continued to experience strong sales over the five years to 2014. Operators have increased investment in marketing and are now adept at building hype in advance of new releases, which has led to successful franchises and rereleases. Over the next five years, wireless gaming networks, mobile and other online platforms will boost industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Video Game Software Publishing industry is highly labor-intensive, spending about $0.08 on capital for every $1 spent on wages. Most video game publishers need only limited capital goods, like server computers and office space. In most ways, video game software can be considered an intangible product; producing quality software chiefly requires talented employees and time. Talent is scarce so video game software publishers must pay top dollar for specialists that can work on finalizing games, bringing them to market, fixing errors and answering client queries. Companies in this industry rarely encode their software on discs themselves, preferring to outsource that activity. This industry spends about 37.3% of revenue on employee wages... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Video Game Software Publishing Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily publish video game software. These establishments carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing video games, including design, documentation, installation and support services. Operators may design, develop and publish games, or may solely be involved in publishing.

Industry Products
Action video gamesSports video gamesShooter video gamesRole-playing video gamesAdventure video gamesRacing video gamesOther video games
 
Industry Activities
Video game publishingVideo game development for video game consolesVideo game development for mobile applicationsVideo game development for computers


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