IDG Premium Subscription: Value Proposition

IDG Premium offers the IDG Primary Subscription, with 6 in-depth reports on the global video game industry per year, along with IDG Digital, which features 4 quarterly research reports on the key trends in the digital gaming markets.

Additional Benefits:

  • Direct analytics access: the client gains direct access to IDG’s Analytics Team for any ad hoc requests, including periodic phone consultations to discuss industry trends.

  • Library of past reports: in addition to the 10 reports throughout the year, the client will also gain unlimited access to any of IDG’s older archive of reports.

  • Complimentary industry presentation: the client can also leverage IDG for one complimentary industry presentation per year, on a key research topic or an area of interest for the client.


IDG Primary: 2019 Publication Schedule Overview

6 publications are distributed throughout the year, consisting of 3 in-depth Industry Forecast Updates, one Annual
Industry White Paper on the entire global market, and 2 Industry Thought Pieces.

1)     March 2019 – Annual Games Industry White Paper

  • 2018 Year in Review for North America, Europe, and Japan

  • Major compendium of the entire global video game industry

  • In-depth coverage at the country level for major territories and Rest-of-World markets

  • Updated forecasts of key gaming markets through 2023

  • Insights and analysis on emerging industry trends

2)     June 2019 – Global Forecast Update

  • Analysis of Q1 2019 gaming trends

  • Revised industry forecasts for console retail and digital to 2023

3)     June 2019 – IDG Thought Piece #1 (topic TBD)

  • IDG publishes two Thought Pieces per year based on industry trends, client demand, and skill set fit

  • Past June Thought Pieces include “Navigating the Steam Market,” “The Anatomy of a Hit,” “The Economics of Game Publishing,” “New Frontiers in Gaming: VR/AR,” and “Digital Gaming Market Study”

4)     August 2019 – Global Forecast Update

  • H1’19 in Review for North America, Europe, and Japan

  • Detailed analysis on the console market and revised projections through 2023

5)     October 2019 – IDG Thought Piece #2 (topic TBD)

  • Prior October Thought Pieces have included an in-depth report on Post-Launch Monetization Case Studies, the Esports Market, the Latin America Games Market (Brazil, Mexico, ROLA) and an Asian Gaming Market Study

6)     November 2019 – Global Forecast Update and Holiday Preview

  • Review of Q1-Q3’19

  • Revised industry forecasts through 2023 and Holiday 2019 Preview


IDG Digital: 2019 Publication Schedule Overview

4 publications, which include a quarterly update to IDG’s proprietary Digital Market Model, are to be distributed to
our client base throughout the year. IDG Digital covers the following digital game segments:

  • Mobile/Tablet

  • Digital Console

  • Digital PC

  • Release schedule: February, May, August, November

Research coverage includes the following features:

  • Segment snapshots showing revenue estimates and key trends for each category

  • Insights into economics and competitive trends

  • Assessment of emerging trends and use cases, including VR/AR/MR, esports, and streaming

  • Recent M&A/investments/partnerships in the digital space

  • Granular 5-year forecasts out to 2023 by category, platform, and revenue stream delivered in Excel