Market Research Report
Global Video Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019
|Global Video Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019|
Published: March 31, 2019
Digital Vector, Inc.
Content info: 414 Pages, 93 Figures, 66 Tables
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
The demand for gaming has expanded with the widespread availability of low-cost internet access, penetration of mobile devices along with the growing popularity of streaming games. In addition, the demand for games content to power immersive experiences such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is growing exponentially. The rapid advancement of technology has made video games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest growing segments in the global media and entertainment market. We are increasingly seeing more of the global video games production taking place in a globally distributed mode. Production work is becoming global with tax incentives, regional low labor costs and lower computing costs, which put pressure on companies to reduce costs and set up facilities in tax advantaged or low-cost regions. This is a model which is increasingly being tapped by content producers.
The size of global video gaming industry was US$ 96 billion in 2018. Global eSports industry is growing at the rate of 30% YoY & is predicted to be a billion-dollar industry by 2019.
Streaming games is the fastest growing segment distribution channel for games and is witnessing double digit growth and the same is expected to continue for the next few years. This growth is attributed to the exponential growth in the number of online video viewers throughout the world. Cloud computing is playing a key role in character rendering and modeling processes as cloud-based rendering of content is more effective and efficient as it reduces the time and cost compared to traditional rendering.
Cloud Gaming services which are growing at an exponential pace would need the right pricing model to both drive adoption and generate sufficient returns for platforms and publishers. The availability of low-cost micro-payment systems is allowing users to pay for access or download small quantities of digital content and is the key for online games market to grow. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based techniques are being used for in-game analytics, customer acquisition, retention, cross sell, churn, classify player behavior etc.
Popular eSports tournaments have rich spectator interactions and immersive fan experiences for in-person and online viewers. Micro-segmentation of fans is emerging as eSports leagues and tournament are consolidating various genres, platforms and viewing experiences by careful customer segmentation, targeting and positioning. China has become a leader in eSports and several tournaments are organized throughout the year with millions participating in both online and offline modes.