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Gaming Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

Gaming, also known as video games or electronic games, refers to a computer application which is played with a certain set of rules. It involves mental or physical stimulation that provides entertainment and relaxation to the player or the spectators. Gaming is a powerful tool that can help children in developing certain life skills and can also aid the educators in seeking ways to supplement classroom teaching. The gaming sector has been revolutionized with the advent of advanced graphical engines and information technology. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Gaming Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024”, the global gaming market reached a value of US$ 108.2 Billion in 2018.

The increasing proliferation of mobile phones and easy availability of games on the internet along with innovations in both hardware and software are expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the global gaming market. In addition, the growing adoption of mobile and browser games which offer free-to-play business models is another trend that is gaining traction in the gaming market. Further, with the rising popularity of e-sports, multiplayer video game competition between professional and amateur players, the gaming market is witnessing an accelerated growth worldwide. Some of the other factors propelling the gaming market are empowering nature of games; availability of different genres, such as strategy, action, simulation, etc.; and a shift from physical games to online games. Looking forward, the global gaming market is projected to reach a value of US$ 188.5 Billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 9.6% during 2019-2024.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the device type, the global gaming market has been segmented into consoles, mobiles and tablets, and computers. mobiles and tablets currently account for the largest share followed by consoles and computers.
  • Based on the platform, the market has been segmented into online and offline. The offline segment currently accounts for a larger share.
  • Based on the revenue type, the market has been segmented into game purchase, advertising and others.
  • Based on genre, the market has been segmented into adventure/role playing games, puzzles, social games, strategy, simulation and others.
  • Based on the age group, the market has been segmented into adult and children. Adult games currently dominate the global gaming market.
  • Region-wise, Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share. Other major regions are North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Sony, Nitendo, Microsoft, Apple, Disney, Ubisoft, Zynga, Facebook, Konami and Sega.


This report provides a deep insight into the global gaming market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the gaming market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global gaming market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the global gaming market?
  • Which are the device types in the global gaming market?
  • Which are the platforms in the global gaming market?
  • Which are the revenue types in the global gaming market?
  • Which are the popular genre in the global gaming market?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global gaming market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global gaming market?
  • What is the structure of the global gaming market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global gaming market?

1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Gaming Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Price Analysis
    5.4    Market Breakup by Device Type
    5.5    Market Breakup by Platform
    5.6    Market Breakup by Revenue Type
    5.7    Market Breakup by Genre
    5.8    Market Breakup by Age Group
    5.9    Market Breakup by Region
    5.10    Market Forecast
    5.11    SWOT Analysis
        5.11.1    Overview
        5.11.2    Strengths
        5.11.3    Weaknesses
        5.11.4    Opportunities
        5.11.5    Threats
    5.12    Value Chain Analysis
        5.12.1    Overview
        5.12.2    Research and Development
        5.12.3    Inputs
        5.12.4    Products and Services
        5.12.5    Marketing and Distribution
        5.12.6    End Users
        5.12.7    Post Sales Service
    5.13    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.13.1    Overview
        5.13.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.13.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.13.4    Degree of Competition
        5.13.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.13.6    Threat of Substitutes
        5.13.7    Threats
6   Market Breakup by Device Type
    6.1    Consoles
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Mobiles and Tablets
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    Computers
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Platform
    7.1    Online
        7.1.1 Market Trends
       7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Offline
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by Revenue Type
    8.1    Game Purchase
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Forecast 
    8.2    Advertising
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Forecast 
    8.3    Others
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Forecast 
9   Market Breakup by Types of Games
    9.1    Adventure/Role Playing Games
        9.1.1 Market Trends
        9.1.2 Market Forecast
    9.2    Puzzles
        9.2.1 Market Trends
        9.2.2 Market Forecast
    9.3    Social Games
        9.3.1 Market Trends
        9.3.2 Market Forecast
    9.4    Strategy
        9.4.1 Market Trends
        9.4.2 Market Forecast
   9.5    Simulation
        9.5.1 Market Trends
        9.5.2 Market Forecast
   9.6    Others
        9.6.1 Market Trends
       9.6.2 Market Forecast
10  Market Breakup by Age Group
    10.1    Adult
        10.1.1 Market Trends
        10.1.2 Market Forecast
    10.2    Children
        10.2.1 Market Trends
        10.2.2 Market Forecast
11  Market Breakup by Region
    11.1    Asia Pacific
        11.1.1 Market Trends
        11.1.2 Market Forecast
    11.2    North America
        11.2.1 Market Trends
        11.2.2 Market Forecast
    11.3    Europe
        11.3.1 Market Trends
        11.3.2 Market Forecast
    11.4    Middle East and Africa
        11.4.1 Market Trends
        11.4.2 Market Forecast
    11.5    Latin America
        11.5.1 Market Trends
        11.5.2 Market Forecast
12  Competitive Landscape
    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Key Players
    12.3    Profiles of Key Players
        12.3.1    Sony 
        12.3.2    Nitendo 
        12.3.3    Microsoft
        12.3.4    Apple 
        12.3.5    Disney
        12.3.6    Ubisoft  
        12.3.7    Zynga  
        12.3.8    Facebook 
        12.3.9    Konami  
        12.3.10    Sega

List of Figure

Figure 1: Global: Gaming Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Device Type (in %), 2018
Figure 4: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Platform (in %), 2018
Figure 5: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Revenue Type (in %), 2018
Figure 6: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Genre (in %), 2018
Figure 7: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Age Group (in %), 2018
Figure 8: Global: Gaming Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 9: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 10: Global: Gaming Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Gaming Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Gaming Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Gaming (Consoles) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 14: Global: Gaming (Consoles) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 15: Global: Gaming (Mobiles and Tablets) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 16: Global: Gaming (Mobiles and Tablets) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 17: Global: Gaming (Computers) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 18: Global: Gaming (Computers) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 19: Global: Gaming (Online) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 20: Global: Gaming (Online) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 21: Global: Gaming (Offline) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 22: Global: Gaming (Offline) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 23: Global: Gaming (Game Purchase) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 24: Global: Gaming (Game Purchase) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 25: Global: Gaming (Advertising) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 26: Global: Gaming (Advertising) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 27: Global: Gaming (Other Revenue Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 28: Global: Gaming (Other Revenue Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 29: Global: Gaming (Adventure/Role Playing Games) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 30: Global: Gaming (Adventure/Role Playing Games) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 31: Global: Gaming (Puzzles) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 32: Global: Gaming (Puzzles) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 33: Global: Gaming (Social Games) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 34: Global: Gaming (Social Games) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 35: Global: Gaming (Strategy) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 36: Global: Gaming (Strategy) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 37: Global: Gaming (Simulation) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 38: Global: Gaming (Simulation) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 39: Global: Gaming (Others) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 40: Global: Gaming (Others) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 41: Global: Gaming (Adult) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 42: Global: Gaming (Adult) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 43: Global: Gaming (Children) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 44: Global: Gaming (Children) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 45: Asia Pacific: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 46: Asia Pacific: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 47: North America: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 48: North America: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 49: Europe: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 50: Europe: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 51: Middle East and Africa: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 52: Middle East and Africa: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 53: Latin America: Gaming Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 54: Latin America: Gaming Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024

List of Table

Table 1: Global: Gaming Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Device Type (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Platform (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Revenue Type (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 5: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Genre (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 6: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Age Group (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 7: Global: Gaming Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 8: Global: Gaming Market: Competitive Structure
Table 9: Global: Gaming Market: Key Players

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