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Computer Game Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Computer Game Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.210 | Nov 2016

Game on: Transitions to the new generation of game consoles should boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Computer Game Publishing 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Activision Blizzard UK Limited Activision Blizzard UK Limited market share
Electronic Arts Ltd Electronic Arts Ltd market share
Microsoft Ltd Microsoft Ltd market share
Nintendo of Europe GMBH Nintendo of Europe GMBH market share
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£776m
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
1,329
Businesses
267
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Games published for the major games consoles are the biggest source of revenue in the Computer Game Publishing industry, but social games played online and on mobile phones are playing an increasingly large part. Video games have now become a common form of entertainment for a large proportion of the population, although many of these are casual rather than regular gamers. Games are now played by many people outside the obvious market for games. Women currently constitute 52% of gamers in the United Kingdom, and mobile phone gaming has opened the door to a large, previously untapped market. User-friendly devices, such as the iPad and Google Nexus, are now encouraging older generations to take up gaming too... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Market concentration in the Computer Game Publishing industry is considered to be moderate. The top four companies are expected to account for 46.8% of industry revenue in 2016-17. However, concentration may vary significantly from year to year because each company's market share varies with the popularity of new game releases. According to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, 78.7% of enterprises in the industry employ fewer than five staff members. There has been an increase in the number of small publishers entering the mobile publishing market, driven by the growth in smartphone and tablet adoption.

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What is the Computer Game Publishing Industry?

Companies in this industry publish video games for all platforms, including PC, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Sony PlayStation Vita, mobile devices and online platforms. The industry does not include publishing of non-gaming computer software such as operating systems (see IBISWorld report J58.290) or computer game development.

Industry Products
Software for Sony consolesSoftware for Nintendo consolesSoftware for Microsoft consolesSoftware for PCsSoftware for other platforms
 
Industry Activities
Distributing gamesAdapting games to the domestic market Testing games Marketing gamesDeveloping artwork and packaging for games


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