Video Games Market Research Reports, Analysis & Trends
An electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device is known as video game. Platforms are the electronic systems that are used to play video games. These platforms range from mainframe computers to small handheld devices. An example of these platforms includes personal computers and video game consoles. A game controller is an input device which is used to control video games. A few of the most common game controllers are gamepads, mouse, keyboards, and joysticks. Some of the names of video games include Acorn, Apple platforms, Amstrad, Atari etc.
The video game industry which is also called as interactive entertainment is the economic sector involved with the development, marketing and sales of video games. This industry has a lot of job disciplines and employs thousands of people worldwide.
In today’s world, video games are enjoyed by players of all ages and backgrounds. But the parents must ensure that the video games played by their children are age-appropriate.
Video Games Industry Current Trends
- As per the new reports from DFC Intelligence forecasts that the global market for video games is expected to grow from $67 billion in 2012 to $82 billion in 2017.
- According to the reports, PC game revenue will continue to increase and is expected to pass $25 billion in 2017, up from about $20 billion as forecasted for 2012.
- The report given by Online Game Market Forecasts, have estimated that the worldwide revenue from online games might reach $35 billion by 2017, up from $19 billion in 2011.
Major Video Games Industry Players
Some of the major players of Video game industry who are involved in gaming include Sony, Microsoft, Activision, Electronic Arts, Disney, Nintendo, GameStop Corp etc.