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North America Digital Gaming Market (2018-2023)

North America Digital Gaming Market (2018-2023)

North America Digital Gaming Market

North America is forecasted to be one of the most prominent Digital Gaming markets in the world. Digital games has always been a popular means of entertainment for the people of the region. Even though mobile gaming is becoming very popular with the masses, console games have always held the majority of the shares of the Digital Gaming market in North America. The North America Digital Gaming market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.40% leading to a revenue of USD 42.79 Bn by 2023.

North America presents a very strong market with preferences for all gaming platforms- PC, mobile, and console. Most of the revenues of digital games in 2017 came from console gaming, followed by mobile and PC gaming. Mobile gaming is also gaining traction in the region as some major companies from the region like Take Two Interactive, Activision Blizzard, etc., who were previously only into PC/Online games, are entering into the mobile gaming segment. Overall the total consumer spend on video gaming has increased rapidly in the last few years at ~16.48% CAGR (2014-16) in the USA, and in Canada, digital gaming is increasingly becoming a key contributor to the country’s GDP.

By platforms, the market is segmented into PC games, mobile games, and console games. Among these segments, console games is the fastest growing segment, as well as the biggest revenue generator.

By countries, the market is divided into USA and Canada. USA is the highest revenue-generating country among the two.

Key growth factors

  • The rise in affordability of the people of the region, where the growth in real median income of U.S. households, based on average age of family members, has increased from 3.2% to 4.3% in the 15-24 years category and from 2.9% to 5.6% in the 25-34 years category in 2014-2015, is further boosting the strong economic backbone of the economy. This is expected to result in higher expenditure on digital games in the coming years and thereby increase adoption of digital gaming.
  • Also, the internet penetration in the region has reached 88% and the average time spent across digital media by an adult has increased from 2.7 hours/ day to 5.6 hours/ day (2008-2015). Therefore, these factors are driving the Digital Gaming market in the region.
Threats and key players:
  • Given the factor that North America region is already a saturated market for digital games, the scope of further growth of the market is quite low. With an already high smartphone penetration in Canada (70%) and the USA (69%) (Ranked 6th and 7th in the world, respectively), the scope for massive development of the mobile gaming segment is low.
  • Also, the working hours in the region are not very favourable for the growth of the market. In the U.S., 85.8% of males and 66.5% of females work more than 40 hours per week. The high working hours for the US youth may lead to a reduction in time spent on gaming.
  • The key players in the North America Digital Gaming market are Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Take Two Interactive, Zynga, Microsoft Corporation. etc.
What’s covered in the report?
  • Overview of the North America Digital Gaming market
  • Overview of different business models in digital games
  • Analysis of the value chain of games and distribution channel analysis of games
  • Historical, current and forecasted market size data for PC games Market, Mobile Games market and Console Games market
  • Historical, current and forecasted market size data for Freemium, Pay to play, Advertising models market
  • Historical, current and forecasted market size data for Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Other genres market
  • Historical, current and forecasted market size data for countries (U.S., Canada) market size data for Digital Gaming Market segmentations (By platforms- PC, Console, Mobile, by revenue models- Freemium, Pay to play, Advertising, By genres- Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Others)
  • Market Trends in North America Digital Gaming Market
  • Qualitative analysis of the key drivers and challenges affecting the North America Digital Gaming Market and its segmentations (By platforms- PC, Console, Mobile, by revenue models- Freemium, Pay to play, Advertising, By genres- Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Others)
  • Analysis of spending for segmentation by platforms– (U.S. and Canada)
  • Analysis of the competitive landscape and profiles of major players operating in the market
Why buy?
  • Get a broad understanding of the North America Digital Gaming Market,
  • Get a broad understanding of the different business models used in digital games
  • Get an understanding of how the games reach the end users from the developers
  • Get country-specific market size and observations for the Digital Gaming market and its segmentations (By platforms- PC, Console, Mobile, by revenue models- Freemium, Pay to play, Advertising, By genres- Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Others)
  • Get specific drivers and challenges for Digital Gaming market and its segmentations (By platforms- PC, Console, Mobile, by revenue models- Freemium, Pay to play, Advertising, By genres- Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Others)
  • Get analysis of spending for segmentation by platforms– (U.S. and Canada)
  • Recognize major competitors' business and market dynamics, and respond accordingly


Chapter 1: Executive summary
1.1 Market scope and segmentation
1.2 Key questions answered in this study
1.3 Executive summary
Chapter 2: Introduction
2.1. Market definitions
2.2. Different business models
2.3. Digital game genres
2.4. Value chain of games
Chapter 3: North America Digital Gaming market - overview
3.1. Historical (2015-2017) Digital Gaming market revenue (USD Bn)
3.2. Forecasted (2018-2023) Digital Gaming market revenue (USD Bn)
3.3. Drivers
3.4. Challenges
3.5. Trends
Chapter 4: North America Digital Gaming market segmentation - by platform
4.1. North America market share and size (USD Bn – 2017) – by platforms (PC, Console, Mobile)
4.2. North America PC games market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
4.3. North America mobile games market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
4.4. North America console games market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
Chapter 5: North America Digital Gaming market segmentation – by revenue models
5.1. North America market share and size (USD Bn - 2017) – by revenue models (Freemium, Pay to Play, Advertising)
5.2. North America freemium model market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
5.3. North America pay to play model market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
5.4. North America advertising model market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
Chapter 6: North America Digital Gaming market segmentation – by genres
6.1. North America market share and size (USD Bn – 2017) – by genres (Shooter, Role- play Action, Sports, Strategy, Others)
6.2. North America shooter genre market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
6.3. North America role-playing action genre market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
6.4. North America sports genre market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
6.5. North America strategy genre market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
6.6. North America other genres market
Market size (USD Bn) (2015, 2017, 2023)
Drivers
Challenges
Chapter 7: North America Digital Gaming market segmentation– by countries
7.1. U.S.
Historical (2015-2017) market size (USD Bn)
Forecasted (2018-2023) market size (USD Bn)
Drivers
Challenges
Trends
7.2. Canada
Historical (2015-2017) market size (USD Bn)
Forecasted (2018-2023) market size (USD Bn)
Drivers
Challenges
Trends
Chapter 8: Major digital gaming segmentation-by countries
8.1. U.S.
Major platforms (PC, Console, Mobile) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
Major genres (Shooter, Role play action, Strategy, Sports, Others) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
Major revenue models (Freemium, Pay to Play, Advertising) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
8.2. Canada
Major platforms (PC, Console, Mobile) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
Major genres (Shooter, Role play action, Strategy, Sports, Others) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
Major revenue models (Freemium, Pay to Play, Advertising) - Revenue contribution (USD Bn) and share (historical and forecasted), Key highlights, Key competitors
Chapter 9: North America Digital Gaming spend analysis
9.1. Paying players share by platform – 2017
9.2. PC games - Average spending and payers (U.S. and Canada)
9.3. Console games - Average spending and payers (U.S. and Canada)
9.4. Mobile games - Average spending and payers (U.S. and Canada)
9.5. Spend analysis – by countries (U.S. and Canada)
Chapter 10: Competitive landscape
10.1. Activision Blizzard
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.2. Electronic Arts
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.3. Take Two Interactive
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.4. Zynga
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.5. Microsoft Corporation
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.6. Ubisoft
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.7. Nintendo
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.8. Sony
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.9. BioWare
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
10.10. Valve Corporation
Company snapshot
Key numbers
Major game titles
Initiatives
Growth strategy
Major locations
Chapter 11: Market Share of Companies
11.1. North America Digital Games market - share of companies
11.2. North America PC Games market - share of companies
11.3. North America Mobile Games market - share of companies
11.4. North America Console Games market - share of companies
Chapter 12: Conclusion
Chapter 13: Appendix
13.1. List of tables
13.2. Research methodology
13.3. Assumptions
13.4. About Netscribes Inc.
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The Table of Contents (ToC) provided above contains the targeted coverage. The coverage is subject to change as we progress with the research

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