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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.

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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 Products Chapter

While the industry's largest participants are manufacturers of consoles like Microsoft and Sony, it is not the focus of the market. Consoles are merely vehicles by which games and accessories can be sold, making them a loss-making enterprise. Therefore, games are the inevitable focus of the industry.

This difference between revenue-making and profit-making goods and services is important, as the eventual sales of games and accessories is the pivotal driver of company profitability. Console makers or major developers license most games, and sales of marquee games are the most important product to the industry... 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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