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Video Games in the US: Market Research Report

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Video Games Market Research Report | NAICS NN003 | Sep 2014

Level complete: Demand for video games will increase as disposable income grows

IBISWorld’s Video Games market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$41bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
170,018
Businesses
29,514
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for the industry will remain strong, as consumers increasingly adopt new consoles and games. Furthermore, the market for video games will extend beyond young males, as more women and consumers of all ages turn to the industry for entertainment. Revenue growth will continue to be bolstered by new technologies and online games, with more systems providing internet connectivity... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Video Games industry has a low market share concentration, with the top four firms contributing about 36.3% of total industry revenue in 2014. Higher concentration exists within each type of business, though, as GameStop dominates the retail market; Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony dominate the hardware market and Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts (EA) dominate the software market. When it comes to producing and selling video games and consoles, reputation and brand recognition are essential (see Barriers to Entry). Breaking into the industry is extremely challenging when faced with some of the behemoths that sit astride the peak of the video games world with strong consumer loyalty... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Video Games Industry?

The Video Games industry includes the broader operations of all video games components in the United States. Gaming consoles, games made for those consoles and games produced specifically for personal computers make up the retail segment. The development and manufacturing of games, consoles and accessories also constitute a notable share of the market. Moreover, growing revenue from online gaming subscriptions complements industry products.

Industry Products
Physical games and softwareConsolesAccessoriesOnline games and software
 
Industry Activities
Developing video game software Publishing video game software Retailing video game software Manufacturing video game software Retailing video game consoles Developing video game accessories Retailing video game accessories Providing online game subscription services


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