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Video Games in the US: Market Research Report

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Video Games Market Research Report | NAICS NN003 | Nov 2014

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

The Video Games market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Investment Chapter

Investing in the Video Games industry is a variable proposition. Retailers have little in the way of capital investment, and even less when it comes to video game-specific capital costs. Software publishers also have negligible capital investment, with no production costs, but the distribution and marketing of games take up the bulk of revenue. For every dollar spent on salaries and wages, about $0.08 is spent on capital.

Online game providers need to maintain substantial server networks that allow millions of players to participate without experiencing poor performance. Server banks are typically kept in relatively remote areas, since they consume considerable energy and space. Rapidly improving technology forces companies to regularly update their servers as well... 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 Wholesaling video game softwareRetailing video game software Manufacturing video game software Retailing video game consoles Wholesaling video game consoles and accessoriesDeveloping video game accessories Retailing video game accessories Providing online game subscription services


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