Gaming Market

The global gaming market size was worth 202.64 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2022 to 2030. Innovation and technological proliferation in both software and hardware are key factors fueling the market growth. Easy availability and access to games on the Internet and the growing implementation of internet services throughout the globe are expected to keep growth prospects upbeat in the forthcoming years. The rising propensity to switch from physical to online games has encouraged industry players to emphasize hardware efficiency and compatibility. The innovation of 5G technology will minimize the current online gaming issues such as gaming lag by offering an improved cloud streaming experience as the 5G latency is substantially lower than 4G. 5G devices provide support to a significant number of devices at a time that will increase the numbers of gamers and will allow developers to deliver an enhanced gaming experience in the online gaming market. Multiplayer games, Free2Play (F2P), and massively multiplayer online (MMO) have continuously grown in popularity, a trend that is projected to extend over the coming years. An increasing trend of esports, social gaming, cloud-based gaming, and roguelike gaming has a positive impact on growth. The availability of games across devices such as consoles, smartphones, portable gaming devices, computers, and tablets and key market players focusing on launching interactive games attract young generations for entertainment purposes. For instance, In April 2020, Epic Games, Inc. experienced the participation of 12.3 million users for the in-game Fornite concert of Travis Scott. However, obsessive addiction issues and mental health issues caused by video games coupled with issues linked to fraud while gaming transactions are projected to negatively impact the growth of the market.

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