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Introduction

The global video games market is in a state of flux as the balance between traditional and nontraditional gaming formats continues to shift, creating a range of new opportunities and challenges alike.

Highlights

  • See how the global video game industry is performing and where innovation and existing business models are set to drive the market over the next five years.
  • Global video games revenue will reach $210bn in 2023, with mobile gaming accounting for the majority of revenue.
  • The rapid growth of recent years will come to an end as the mobile games market matures.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides detailed analysis to support the partner forecast.
  • See the full picture of the state of the global video games market.
  • Gain a rich insight into one of the largest and fastest-growing media and entertainment segments.

Key questions answered

  • What is driving the growth of the global video games market?
  • Which regions and formats will see the greatest growth over the next five years?
  • Is the current video games boom sustainable?
  • How can firms break into the video games market?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • The mobile games boom is beginning to cool

Market dynamics

  • Innovation is shaking up the console market
  • New opportunities are opening up in PC gaming

Market outlook

  • Digital sales are surging, but physical is far from finished
  • Cloud gaming offers opportunities for media companies
  • Social/casual revenue growth is beginning to slow

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author