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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 | Jul 2014

Software error: The rise of online-only retailers and downloadable software is creating problems

IBISWorld’s Computer & Gaming Product Retailers 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
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 and integrate computers into 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 Analysis Chapter

The changing nature of the computer and gaming market has caused industry revenue to decline. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.8%. The industry's performance has been driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, internet access, computer usage and online shopping. Weak growth in income levels, poor consumer sentiment and further declines in the average price of computer products have made it tough for operators to post a profit and the economic downturn dramatically affected the retail sector as a whole. Falls in consumer confidence and income levels meant that people put PC upgrades on hold and gamers sought second-hand goods instead of paying the premium for new merchandise... 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 peripheralsGame 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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