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Video Game Software Publishing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Video Game Software Publishing in the US

Video game software publishers continued to experience strong sales over the current five-year period. Operators have increased investment in marketing and are now adept at building hype in advance of new releases, which has led to successful franchises and rereleases. The number of broadband and mobile connections are expected to continue increasing, providing a constant boon for the industry as it continues to develop online and mobile games. Over the next five years, wireless gaming networks, mobile and other online platforms will boost industry revenue.

Companies in this industry primarily publish video game software. These establishments carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing video games, including design, documentation, installation and support services. Operators may design, develop and publish games, or may solely be involved in publishing.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of broadband connections
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of business locations vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Activision Blizzard Inc. (US video game software publishing segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Electronic Arts Inc. (US video game software publishing segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Sony Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Microsoft Corporation (US video game software publishing segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Nintendo Co. Ltd. (US video game software publishing segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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