Gaming monetization

Statistics report on gaming monetization

Gaming monetization

This report has been compiled to provide statistical information about gaming monetization, including data on free and paid gaming worldwide, as well as in-game purchases and downloadable content (DLC). Also included is information on the revenue composition of leading gaming companies, as in-game purchases, subscriptions, and microtransactions have become significant revenue drivers to enhance the monetization of paid game titles.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Premium Statistic Gaming revenue worldwide 2022, by segment
  • Premium Statistic Games market revenue share worldwide 2022, by segment
  • Premium Statistic Most popular gaming business models among developers worldwide 2023
  • Premium Statistic Leading mobile gaming and apps monetization methods worldwide 2021

Consumer behavior

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  • Premium Statistic U.S. household expenditure on video games 2011-2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic In-game purchase satisfaction of U.S. gamers 2022, by platform
  • Basic Statistic Video game retail: access and ownership revenues in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2022
  • Basic Statistic Monthly consumer spending on digital video games in the UK 2022, by platform
  • Basic Statistic Leading services for accessing digital video games in the UK 2022

Free-to-play (F2P) games

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  • Premium Statistic F2P games revenue worldwide 2018-2023
  • Premium Statistic F2P PC games revenue worldwide 2018-2023
  • Premium Statistic F2P mobile games revenue worldwide 2018-2023
  • Premium Statistic F2P console games revenue worldwide 2018-2023
  • Basic Statistic Most downloaded F2P PS games in 2022, by region

Premium games

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  • Premium Statistic PC gaming software sales revenue worldwide 2008-2025, by category
  • Premium Statistic Premium PC games revenue worldwide 2008-2024, by category
  • Basic Statistic Most downloaded PS4 games in 2022, by region
  • Basic Statistic Most downloaded PS5 games in 2022, by region

In-game purchases

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  • Premium Statistic Global in-game consumer spending market value 2020-2025
  • Basic Statistic Global in-game consumer spending market growth 2021-2025
  • Premium Statistic Global video game loot box market value 2020-2025
  • Basic Statistic Global video game loot box market growth 2021-2025

In-app purchases

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  • Premium Statistic Mobile gaming monetization through ads and IAP 2021, by genre
  • Premium Statistic Mobile gaming monetization through ads and IAP 2021, by region
  • Basic Statistic Average value of IAP gaming app transactions 2020-2021, by genre
  • Basic Statistic Fastest mobile games to reach 100 million U.S. dollars in player spending 2021
  • Basic Statistic Fastest mobile games to reach 1 billion U.S. dollars in player spending 2021
  • Basic Statistic U.S. mobile games with most in-game purchases 2021
  • Basic Statistic Leading gacha gaming apps worldwide 2022, by revenue

Gaming subscriptions

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  • Basic Statistic Global video game subscription market value 2020-2025
  • Basic Statistic Global video game subscription market growth 2021-2025
  • Premium Statistic Subscriber count of leading cloud gaming and gaming subscription services 2023
  • Basic Statistic Number of PlayStation Plus subscribers worldwide 2014-2023
  • Basic Statistic Number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers worldwide 2020-2022
  • Basic Statistic Number of Nintendo Switch Online subscribers worldwide 2018-2022
  • Basic Statistic Electronic Arts (EA) EA Play user reach as of Q3 2021
  • Premium Statistic Gaming service subscription rate among gamers in the U.S. 2021
  • Basic Statistic Gaming service subscription reasons in the U.S. 2021
  • Premium Statistic Global game developers level of concern about gaming subscriptions 2021

In-game monetization leaders

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  • Basic Statistic Activision Blizzard (ABK) net revenue 2014-2022, by composition
  • Basic Statistic Activision Blizzard (ABK) net revenue as of Q2 2023, by composition
  • Basic Statistic Electronic Arts (EA) net revenue as of Q2 2024, by composition
  • Basic Statistic Electronic Arts (EA) net bookings as of Q2 2024, by composition
  • Basic Statistic Electronic Arts (EA) extra content revenues 2018-2023
  • Basic Statistic Ubisoft global net bookings share as of FY 2010-2023, by type

Spotlight: NFT, gamefi & play-to-earn

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  • Basic Statistic Global game developers level of interest in NFTs 2022
  • Premium Statistic U.S. gamers on impact of earning NFT through gaming on gaming frequency 2021
  • Premium Statistic U.S. gamer interest in earning NFT through gaming 2021
  • Basic Statistic U.S. in-game virtual goods ownership interest 2022
  • Basic Statistic U.S. NFT gaming awareness 2022
  • Basic Statistic U.S. NFT game title awareness 2022
  • Basic Statistic U.S interest in play to earn games 2022, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Sales value of eSports NFT drops worldwide as of July 2021
  • Premium Statistic Future uses of NFTs in eSports worldwide in 2021

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