Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Games published for the major games consoles are still the biggest source of revenue in the Computer Game Publishing industry, but social games played online and on mobile phones are playing an increasingly large part. Video games have now become a common form of entertainment for about 45% of the population, although many of these are casual rather than regular gamers. Despite this, games are now played by many people that do not fit into any obvious market for games. Women and girls are now playing games more than ever, and mobile phone gaming has opened the door to a large market. User-friendly devices, such as the iPad and Google Nexus, are now encouraging older generations to take up gaming too... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Operators in the UK Computer Game Publishing industry publish video game software for all platforms. These include traditional retail sales of boxed video games and digital downloads, which also incorporate the growing mobile game market.
Software for Microsoft consoles
Microsoft software is estimated to be the single largest source of industry revenue, contributing 32% of total revenue. Microsoft currently has two consoles on the market: the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. The Xbox 360 was the first of the seventh-generation consoles to be released in November 2005 and was by far the most popular platform of its generation in the United Kingdom. However, its successor, the Xbox One, has disappointed slightly since its release in November 2013... purchase to read more