Worldwide Home Video Game Console Forecast Update, 2021–2025: Digital Console Gaming Advances Dramatically

Worldwide Home Video Game Console Forecast Update, 2021–2025: Digital Console Gaming Advances Dramatically

This IDC study forecasts home video game console hardware, software, and service use and spending through 2025 in four regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and a combined rest of the world region. 7th-, 8th-, 9th-, and 10th-gen consoles are considered in grouped categories. Packaged game discs/cards are broken out from digital game-related spending. Gaming network subscription service revenue is also forecast worldwide and regionally. The study identifies key market events and trends and offers advice and guidance to marketplace suppliers."One of the clearest trends we've seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began is the shift toward digital home console game purchasing. In 2021, digital home console game spending should represent over 36% of global industry spending, including hardware bundle outlays, and we anticipate digital gaming's revenue share will keep rising to 45% by 2025." — Lewis Ward, research director, Gaming and AR/VR at IDC

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Worldwide Forecast
North America Forecast
Western Europe Forecast
Asia/Pacific Forecast
Rest of World (LA, MEA, and CEE) Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and a Next-Gen Switch
Permanent Post-Pandemic Behavioral Shifts
Inhibitors
Component Shortages and Supply Chain Logistics Bottlenecks
Ongoing Security and Gamer Community Protection Challenges
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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