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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 | Jan 2015

Software error: Downloadable games and online retailers create difficulties for the industry

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.

Report Snapshot
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
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
18,779
Businesses
1,490
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

Gaming software

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

 


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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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