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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 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
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 09-14
5.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Software Publishing industry has a medium level of concentration, with the four largest companies together accounting for about 42.6% of industry revenue in 2014. Concentration fluctuates significantly year-to-year. Each company's market share heavily relies on the popularity of its latest games and the newest consoles. For instance, Activision's market share increased in 2010 when its game Call of Duty: Black Ops became the most popular game of the year, increasing further in 2011 with the success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and even further with the success of 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II... 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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