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Computer Game Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Computer Game Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.210 | Mar 2016

Power up: The industry is expected to return to growth despite recent revenue glitches

IBISWorld’s Computer Game Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Activision Blizzard UK Limited Activision Blizzard UK Limited market share
Electronic Arts Ltd Electronic Arts Ltd market share
Microsoft Ltd Microsoft Ltd market share
Nintendo of Europe GMBH Nintendo of Europe GMBH market share
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£702m
Annual Growth 11-16
-8.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
1,208
Businesses
180
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Games published for the major games consoles are 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 a large proportion of the population, although many of these are casual rather than regular gamers. Games are now played by many people outside the obvious market for games. Women currently constitute 52% of gamers in the United Kingdom, and mobile phone gaming has opened the door to a large, previously untapped 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 Analysis Chapter

Attitudes towards video games have changed significantly in recent decades. They are now one of the major forms of entertainment for children and adults alike. In 2014, video game sales were greater than video or music sales, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association. As types of games targeting new demographics have taken off, game publishers have found potential in formerly untapped markets. Casual and family-oriented games are now published alongside more traditional titles and are rapidly gaining market share. This trend supported revenue growth before the recession. However, the industry has suffered from falling demand for traditional video games since 2010-11 and downward pressure on prices as the channels in which video games are sold have shifted... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Computer Game Publishing Industry?

Companies in this industry publish video games for all platforms, including PC, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Sony PlayStation Vita, mobile devices and online platforms. The industry does not include publishing of non-gaming computer software such as operating systems (see IBISWorld report J58.290) or computer game development.

Industry Products
Software for Sony consolesSoftware for Nintendo consolesSoftware for Microsoft consolesSoftware for PCsSoftware for other platforms
 
Industry Activities
Distributing gamesAdapting games to the domestic market Testing games Marketing gamesDeveloping artwork and packaging for games


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