Analysts Newzoo expect that the global video game market in 2022 will decrease by 4.3% compared to last year, and will be about $ 184.4 billion. This will be the first decrease in indicators during the monitoring of the market by the company. By the way, at the beginning of the year, she expected that its volume would reach $196.8 billion this year.
The company notes that the decline in the market is due to a number of factors, including not as successful as expected, the distribution of consoles. In addition, the year shows a “correction” after two years of growth due to the coronavirus pandemic. And even with a decline in market size this year, total growth for 2020-2022 was $43 billion more than Newzoo had predicted even before the pandemic.
This year, the PC market, according to fresh forecasts, will increase by 0.5% to $40.5 billion, while the mobile segment will fall by 6.4%, reaching, however, reaching $92.2 billion. As for consoles, they will fall by 4.2% and amount to $ 51.8 billion. In the case of the last two platforms, analysts already expected a fall, but believed that it would be less.
Newzoo also expects the market to grow to $211.2 billion by 2025.
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