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.
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:
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