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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 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 2015-16 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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