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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

IBISWorld’s Computer & Gaming Product Retailers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 12-17
-0.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
19,091
Businesses
1,430
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is characterised by a few dominant high-street retail operations and a high number of small, niche operators. The industry's four largest firms are expected to control 79.7% of the market in 2016-17, giving the industry a high level of concentration. The explosion of e-commerce as a result of increased broadband penetration in the United Kingdom has resulted in many smaller operators moving to solely online retail operations, meaning they are no longer included in the industry.

Game Digital plc and Dixons Carphone (predominantly through its PC World brand) have dominated the UK Computer and Gaming Product Retailers industry since Game's acquisition of Gamestation in 2007 removed the only other significant video game retailer. How.. 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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