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  • Revenue in the Download Games segment amounts to US$11,666m in 2018.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022) of 3.7%, resulting in a market volume of US$13,469m by 2022.
  • User penetration is 7.7% in 2018 and is expected to hit 8.2% by 2022.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$29.40.
  • In global comparison, most revenue is generated in the United States (US$3,934m in 2018).
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Download games (full version) refer to online sales of video games for gaming consoles or PCs/laptops via direct download of the installation file and a corresponding product key. Full version video games require an installation on a specific hardware device. Top vendors are Steam, PlayStation Store or Xbox Games Store. Physical video game sales, demo/trial-versions and completely free-to-play games are not included.
in-scope
  • Online sales of video games for gaming consoles or PCs/laptops via direct download
out-of-scope
  • Physical video game sales
  • Demo/trial-versions
Digital Media Report 2018 - Video Games

Digital Media Report 2018 - Video Games

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Revenue Revenue Growth

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Reading Support Revenue in the Download Games segment amounts to US$11,666m in 2018. Reading Support The Download Games segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 4.4% in 2019.

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User Penetration Rate

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Reading Support In the Download Games segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 431.9m by 2022. Reading Support User penetration in the Download Games segment is at 7.7% in 2018.

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ARPU

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Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the Download Games segment amounts to US$29.40 in 2018.

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Global Comparison - Revenue Global Comparison - User Penetration

in the Download Games market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support With a market volume of US$3,934m in 2018, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 35.8%, the user penetration in the Download Games segment is highest in the United States.

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Key Market Indicators

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Mobile Phones Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista Analysis
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Laptops Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Desktop-PCs Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Mobile Phones Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista Analysis
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Laptops Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Desktop-PC Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Social Media Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using social media applications on a monthly basis. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Smartphone Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a smartphone on a monthly basis. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Internet Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using the internet on a monthly basis. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Consumer Spending / Capita in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region | Source: Statista Analysis, based on UN, World Bank, IMF, Eurostat and national statistical offices
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GDP / Capita in US$
Gross domestic product of the selected region in relation to the total population. | Source: IMF
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Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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0-15 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-15) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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16-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 16-24) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Average Connection Speed in kbits/s
Average internet connection speed in Kbits/s. | Source: Akamai, Statista Analysis
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Fixed Broadband Subscription / 100 Capita
Number of fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Source: Statista, August 2018, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
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