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 they 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 Products Chapter
The gaming software division is the largest product segment. Game software titles are usually priced so that purchasing five or six new games roughly equates to the price of the console itself. Industry retailers sell both new and second-hand video games. In the past, new software was the dominant market, but contractions in personal income levels have encouraged more gamers to buy second-hand titles at reduced prices. Sales of new video games are also influenced by the number of big releases in a particular year. Demand for gaming software is expected to increase over 2014-15 due to increasing real disposable income. However, a large amount of this demand is likely to be satiated by online-only retailers... purchase to read more