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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 | Sep 2016

Shutting down: Online competition has heavily contributed to the industry's decline

The Computer & Gaming Product Retailers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has contracted in recent years as a result of strong competitive pressures
  • Developments in the game segment have the potential to significantly affect the industry
  • Operators that develop multichannel retailing strategies are expected to outperform the wider industry
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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 for many consumers. These trends have 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 operations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The UK Computer and Gaming Product Retailers industry is in decline. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.1% over the decade through 2021-22. UK GDP is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period, so the industry is estimated to be a smaller part of the UK economy in 2021-22 than it was in 2011-12.

Profit margins collapsed along with sales revenue during the recession. The industry was negatively affected by competition from outside the industry, particularly from online sales specialists. Another indicator of the decline of the industry is the rapid expected fall in industry establishments.

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Additional Insights for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total online expenditure and Consumer confidence index in the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total online expenditure
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Current Performance
  • Desktop decline
  • Online explosion
  • Price drops
  • Decline and revive
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Online competition
  • A mobile revolution
  • Try before you buy
  • Technological threats
  • High concentration
  • Table: Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Gaming software
  • Laptop computers
  • Tablet computers
  • Gaming consoles
  • Gaming accessories
  • Computer software
  • Computer peripherals
  • Desktop computers
  • Chart: Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Female consumers
  • Male consumers
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Dixons Carphone plc
    Game Digital plc
    Apple Retail UK Limited
  • Table: Dixons Carphone plc - financial performance
  • Table: Game Digital plc - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Retail UK Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Computer & Gaming Product Retailers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Computer Peripherals
  • All non-operating system components associated with a computer.
  • M-Commerce
  • The use of mobile devices for making commercial transactions online.
  • Netbook
  • A small, light and often inexpensive laptop.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Computer & Gaming Product Retailers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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