IDG Primary Subscription: 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