The global gaming software market posted a value increase of 2% in 2022, generating $174bn at retail. Software market value is expected to perform strongly over the forecast period, progressing at a 5% 23-27 value CAGR, driving a market value of $219bn in 2027.
This report and the accompanying spreadsheets provide an overview of the current performance, sizing and trends within the video games software market, together with an outlook to 2027, globally and in the key identified regions.
Market data and forecasts are provided from 2021 to 2027. Gaming data is presented by platform type for software sales.
Further insights on future growth areas including the rise of cloud gaming are also explored.
Spend does not include ad-funded revenues. Research for this report was conducted in H1 2023.
This global video game insights report explores the scale, dynamics and growth potential of the video gaming software market and hardware market.
Exploring console, handheld, mobile and PC gaming, this report and its accompanying spreadsheets provide an overview of current performance, sizing and trends, together with forecasts out to 2026, based on Futuresource Consulting’s video game market research. Market data and forecasts are provided globally and for key regions, including the biggest video game markets. Commentary also explores further insights into future growth areas, such as the rise of cloud and crypto gaming.
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Executive summary
| Gaming software global overview
| Forecast assumptions
| Video game industry market share
| Console and handheld: current generation hardware and software
| PlayStation hardware
| PlayStation software
| Xbox hardware
| Xbox software
| Nintendo hardware
| Nintendo software
| Mobile gaming
| PC gaming
| Video games market share
| Emerging trends
| Subscription and cloud gaming
| Publisher profiles
| Accompanying Excel spreadsheets
| The competitive landscape, key drivers and inhibitors which shape the gaming software and hardware markets
| Current market performance, sizing and trends
| Video game market size and video game market share
| Market forecasting, out to 2026
| Video game industry market cap
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the CE landscape for the last 30 years. This publication is one in a series of research reports, produced to provide businesses with a fully rounded view of the video gaming market.
Any business operating within the gaming space and related sectors will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Gaming hardware, software and accessory manufacturers and their suppliers
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| Gaming hardware, software and accessory retailers
| CE market strategists, marketing and sales professionals
| Companies with interests in adjacent entertainment sectors