Thursday 5 February 2015, Amsterdam
The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Packaged Console Gaming Market: Activision Blizzard Inc., Electronic Arts Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., Ubisoft Entertainment SA, 4A Games, 5th Cell Media LLC, Access Games, ACE Team, Active Gaming Media Inc., Anino Games, Asobo Studio, Bandai Namco Games Inc., Behaviour Interactive, Bungie, Inc., Infinity Ward, Konami Corp., Level-5 Inc. , MercurySteam Entertainment SL, Microsoft Studio, Mitchell Corp., Nintendo Co. Ltd., Rockstar North Ltd., Rocksteady Studios, Sega Corp., Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Syn Sophia, The Lego Group, Visual Concepts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the reports team said: “The majority of software games cater to hardware platforms developed by three major companies: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. These companies develop platforms such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U for game software. These are multifunctional gaming consoles, which not only support various games but also enable gamers to watch videos, listen to music, browse the internet, and download videos. The success of the Game Software business is directly proportional to the acceptance of platforms by customers. As the number of platforms is rising, the demand for game software is also increasing, and this is expected to lead to the growth of the market during the forecast period.”
According to the report, the simple procedural setup is one of the major market drivers. The packaged console game is easy to deploy; it comes with a plug-and-play option and does not involve any major application setup.
Further, the report states that the growing popularity of digital downloadable games is a major challenge that affects the sales of packaged console games.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.