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Video Games in the US: Market Research Report

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Video Games Market Research Report | NAICS NN003 | Jun 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 Locations Chapter

The West region of the United States contains the headquarters of Microsoft and EA and Sony's US base. Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, is home to the greatest concentration of software designers in the world, while California has the highest per capita number of game retail outlets. GameStop, the nation's largest video games retailer, has more than 50 outlets in the greater Los Angeles area alone, contributing to this factor.

Beyond the West, there is little by way of developers or publishers, and retail outlets are the predominant industry establishment. The bulk of retail outlets are GameStop, Electronics Boutique or Toys "R" Us. Aside from these outlets, many department stores, like Sears, also stock video games... purchase to read more

 


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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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