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Computer & Gaming Product Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.410 | Oct 2015

Game over: Technological developments are not enough to prevent industry decline

IBISWorld’s Computer & Gaming Product Retailers 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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Market Share of Companies
Apple, Inc. Apple, Inc. market share
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
GAME Group plc GAME Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK computer and gaming market has changed considerably over the past decade. Constant advances in technology and declines in prices have made computers more affordable. Such technology has also given consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that have changed the way people use computers in their everyday lives.

Computer and gaming product retailers sell a broad range of products, including desktops, laptops, tablet computers and computer software. Retailers may also sell gaming consoles, video games and accessories. Businesses in the industry sell products through physical stores and may also have associated online stores... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The UK Computer and Gaming Product Retailers industry is in decline. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.6% over the decade through 2020-21. UK GDP is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the same period, so the industry is estimated to be a smaller part of the UK economy in 2020-21 than it was in 2010-11.

Profit margins collapsed along with sales revenue during the recession. The industry was negatively affected by competition from outside the industry, particularly from online sales specialists. Another indicator of the decline of the industry is the rapid expected fall in industry establishments... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry?

Companies in this industry retail a broad range of computer and gaming products, including desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Industry retailers also sell computer software, gaming consoles and software. Operators in the industry sell products through physical stores and may also have associated online portals. Businesses that only use the online channel are not included in the industry (see IBISWorld report G47.910).

Industry Products
Desktop computersLaptop computersTablet computersComputer softwareComputer peripheralsGaming consolesGaming softwareGaming accessories
Industry Activities
Retailing desktop computers and related equipmentRetailing laptop computersRetailing computer softwareRetailing tablet computersRetailing gaming consoles and software

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