Global Industry Analysts predicts gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 15:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Global Industry Analysts (GIA) expects the global gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015.

The report, titled Video Games: A Global Strategic Business Report, was complied by GIA reviewing trends in gaming from 2001-2015.

It was concluded that growth can be attributed to the climbing installed bases of consoles, the popularity of MMOs, mobile games, more customers acquiring high speed internet, and the increased access to all of these in developing countries in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Due to purchasing figures for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, gamers in Europe and North America spent the most in 2009, with East Asia and Japan driving the sales of MMOs, and mobile phones games driving the market in developing countries.

The full report can be viewed here.

Via IndustryGamers.



  1. No_PUDding

    Imagine all the game we’ll ahve played by then! :)

    Imagine all the work I’ll have to do in between them to buy the games :(

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Is that a picture of Nintendo’s garden?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    Swine Flu has been introduced amongst the population so we can stay in and whore games moaaar! It’s a conspiracy.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    @Blerk xD

    Seriously, someone needs to hire you. As a game designer AND writer.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. satsugai

    Funny Blerk. :D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I’m open to offers!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    yea and pc gaming leading the way. Oh by console sales on a decline ahahahhahhaha

    the world does not play on consoles, they playon the pc’s

    #7 6 years ago

    Actually, the world plays football. (Not American!)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    You dont actually look at PC sale numbers very often do you bdh…

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    The full report can be viewed here…

    …if you have $3950 to spend on it.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Not having the full report in the article is just shoddy journalism, Pat needs to reach into his pockets :p

    #11 6 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    @Gekidami said

    agin the world does not play on consoles, they on the pc. The console industry does not make the numbers pc gaming industry does.

    Don’t give i don’t look nmbers bull!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “Don’t give i don’t look nmbers bull!”

    Que? But whilst you’re here, have you got any links for console gaming revenue vs PC gaming revenue in 2008? I’m struggling to find any solid data.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    do you really want to get me started

    lets take a look at consoles
    they have been on a steady decline

    if you want I can bring alot more facts too

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    You’re owning yourself with those links:

    “Console games will continue to lead the way in terms of sales, with an expected growth of 6.9 percent from $24.9 billion in 2007 to $34.7 billion in 2012.”

    And why are you putting links about console sales? You know they only add to the revenue along with games and other hardware unlike PC where its just the games.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. blackdreamhunk

    plase china.india,germeny I could go on don’t play on consoles.

    pc gaming is booming in a ression with over 68 billions

    you must be a hardcore console fanboy because alot of investors are moving from consoles these days.

    enjoy your last generation of consoles

    #16 6 years ago

    PC’s are toys.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Nice words, shame real life facts show that consoles shift the most games.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    do you like my links it pretty much says the state of consoles.

    it’s so bad now some publishers and game devs don’t want to support some consoles

    consoles are junk and they are money sucking absis. Where console game devs, publishers and console hardware go bankuprt.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    No 2008 pc vs console gaming revenue info there. Is there no information out for it? There must be surely.

    Edit – I must admit, that first link is amusing though…

    An industry study conducted on the worldwide video game industry has predicted that the video game boom will continue through to 2012, with total sales soaring to $68.4 billion by 2012. The outlook isn’t as rosy for PC gaming, which is projected to drop by 1.2 percent during the same period.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Oops. The comments section really doesn’t like that blockquote tag.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    yea and we all know how consoles are not world wide. hahahaha;title;5

    more links on that 68 billion

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Yet they still sell more stuff and get more money, magic isnt it?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    you tell me lol microsft and sony is in the big bright red. Investors are moving away from consoles. console game devs are going bankuprt.

    these days game devs only want to deal with pc gaming and nintendo.

    Some games are not even selling well on the nintendo. In fact a game devs was crying because none of his games sold yet he had high AAAscores.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Ok, cool… so PC gaming revenue is $68bn for 2008. Now who can find console gaming? I can only seem to find total figures for the industry.

    Edit – Oh, no. PC game revenue is $12.7bn in 2008. That $68bn is some fluffy number for “total market worth”.

    Edit 2 – I’m struggling to find that number at all in the actual PDF. I can only seem to find 2007s figures.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

    I can find it links but I don’t feel like at this point. there tons of liknks out there. i pretty mush gave alot here. I’m going to go enjoy my day :)

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I have figures for console game sales for 2008 now, but only for the US:


    That’s only retail too, so obviously not including anything like digital distribution, advertising, subscriptions etc.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. blackdreamhunk

    not much compared to pc gaming ahahahahahahaha

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    Umm… what?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    Math is lost on PC apparently, just like games. :p

    #30 6 years ago

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