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: 2018 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 2018 – Annual Games Industry White Paper

  • 2017 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 2022
  • Insights and analysis on emerging industry trends

2) May 2018 – Global Forecast Update

  • Analysis of Q1 2018 gaming trends
  • Revised industry forecasts for console retail and digital to 2022

3) July 2018 – IDG Thought Piece #1 (topic to be determined)

  • IDG publishes two Thought Pieces per year based on industry trends, client demand, and skill set fit
  • Past July 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 2018 – Global Forecast Update

  • H1’18 in Review for North America, Europe, and Japan
  • Detailed analysis on the console market and revised projections through 2022

5) October 2018 – IDG Thought Piece #2 (topic to be determined)

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

6) November 2018 – Global Forecast Update and Holiday Preview

  • Review of Q1-Q3’18
  • Revised industry forecasts through 2022 and Holiday 2018 Preview


IDG Digital: 2018 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 2022 by category, platform, and revenue stream delivered in Excel