Video Game Software Publishing in the US: Market Research Report

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Video Game Software Publishing Market Research Report | NAICS 51121e | Sep 2015

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IBISWorld’s Video Game Software Publishing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Video game software publishers continued to experience strong sales over the five years to 2015. 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

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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 gamesStrategy 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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