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Forecast: Video Game Ecosystem, Worldwide, 4Q13

Published: 14 October 2013

ID: G00246826

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen , Brian Blau , Jon Erensen , Shalini Verma

Summary

The video game marketplace will see an annual growth rate of 18.3% in 2013 and will reach $128 billion by 2017, making video games an entertainment staple and an area of intense global activity as growth in mobile and a change in platform affect both developers and game players.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data

Analysis

  • Video Game Growth Extends Across Mobile and Console Platforms
  • Mobile Games Replace Handhelds as the Fastest-Growing Video Game Segment
  • New Game Consoles Hold Significant Potential Through 2017
  • Online and PC Games Remain Popular but Limited in Overall Size

Assumptions

  • Consumer Behavior

Forecast Methodology

  • Definition

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