Forecast Updates & annual white papers

 
 

IDG Q1-Q3 2018 Forecast Update & Holiday Preview

This essential report offers preview of important retail trends ahead of the upcoming holiday period.

  • IDG's market insights, including the impact of Black Friday discounts on launch sales, the future of the superhero genre after Spider-Man, and an updated VR forecast

  • An updated 5-year forecast in Excel and Tableau for the retail markets in the US, Western Europe, and Japan

  • H1’18 performance summaries, along with top titles and publishers for the US, Western Europe, and Japan

Released: November 15, 2018

 

IDG H1 2018 Forecast Update

In addition to covering H1’18 performance, retail trends, and hot-button topics, IDG’s quarterly report also provides an update on our 5-year forecast based on H1’18 performance of the console markets in the US, Western Europe and Japan.

  • Analysis of the latest trends and developments affecting the retail market, including changes to pre-order programs, impact of the World Cup on FIFA ‘18, and Switch, among others

  • IDG’s 5-year forecast provided by country, platform, and year

  • H1’18 performance summaries, along with top titles and publishers for the US, Western Europe, and Japan

  • Dashboards providing IDG’s outlook on the market including progress though the current year, attach rates over time, and rationales to explain recent changes to the IDG Forecast

Released: August 31, 2018

 

IDG Q1 2018 Forecast Update

In addition to covering Q1 ’18 performance, retail trends and hot-button topics, IDG’s quarterly report also provide an update on our 5-year forecast based on Q1 ’18 performance of the console markets in the US, Western Europe, and Japan.

  • IDG compendium of top games that will be releasing in the remainder of 2018

  • HW & SW Q1 ’18 performance summaries, along with top publishers and titles for the US, Western Europe, and Japan

  • Summary of changes made to the IDG forecast by platform and country/territory as well as rationales for the changes.

Released: May 30, 2018

 

IDG 2018 Annual White Paper

This White Paper is the essential data resource for all companies invested in the games industry, providing in-depth coverage of physical and digital video game markets in 20+ countries across the globe, including the emerging territories of Russia, Poland, Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, India, Latin America, Middle East / North Africa, and Turkey

  • Analysis and insights covering all gaming segments (console, PC, and mobile), including granular 5-year forecasts for each territory (IDG’s proprietary industry model in Excel is also included)

  • Overview of major industry disruptors, including the rise of the Battle Royale genre and a discussion on the future of loot boxes, among others

  • Analysis of the accuracy of IDG’s predictions for 2017, as well as outline of what to expect for the global games industry in 2018

  • A look back at local trends and performance across all gaming segments for the top 20 countries in the market for 2017

Released: March 29, 2018

 

IDG Q1-Q3 2017 Global Forecast Update & Holiday Preview – US, Western Europe, Japan

IDG’s Forecast Update provides crucial insight and analysis into the trends affecting the console/retail landscape across the US, Europe, and Japan. Highlights include:

  • Holiday Preview – IDG Holiday 2017 predictions for both HW and SW, in addition to a Black Friday shopping guide for the US

  • Analysis/Insights – Analysis of the latest trends affecting the console and handheld markets including PS4 Pro sales, third-party SW performance on the Switch, and 3DS HW trends in Japan, among others

  • H1 2017 Performance Summaries – Hardware and Software Q1-Q3 2017 performance summaries, along with top publishers and titles for the US, Western Europe and Japan

  • IDG’s Five-Year Forecast – Provided in Excel and Tableau formats and accompanied by summary of changes made to the forecast by platform and country/territory

Released: November 15, 2017

 

IDG H1 2017 Forecast Update – US, Western Europe, Japan

IDG’s Forecast Update provides crucial insight and analysis into the trends affecting the console/retail landscape across the US, Europe, and Japan. Highlights include:

  • Nintendo Switch – IDG commentary on the Switch’s performance to-date and sales for the console’s top performing software

  • Analysis/Insights – Analysis of the latest trends affecting the console and handheld markets including PS4 vs. Xbox One sales comparison and 2DS XL’s launch effect on Japan’s 3DS market

  • H1 2017 Performance Summaries – Hardware and Software H1 2017 performance summaries, along with top publishers and titles for the US, Western Europe and Japan

  • IDG’s Five-Year Forecast – Provided in Excel and Tableau formats and accompanied by summary of changes made to the forecast by platform and country/territory

Released: August 24, 2017

 

IDG Q1 Forecast Update – US, Western Europe, Japan

IDG’s Forecast Update provides crucial insight and analysis into the trends affecting the console/retail landscape across the US, Europe, and Japan. Highlights include:

  • Nintendo Switch – IDG commentary on the launch performance of the new console and its software

  • Analysis/Insights – Analysis of the latest trends affecting the console market including physical attach rate decline, the Games as a Service model, and the rise of special edition SKUs, among others

  • Q1 2017 Performance Summaries – Summaries for hardware and software performance for the US, Western Europe and Japan including top publishers and titles for each territory

  • IDG’s Five-Year Forecast – Provided in Excel format and accompanied by summary of changes made to the forecast by platform and country/territory

Released: May 30, 2017

 

IDG 2017 State of the Industry Annual White Paper and Spotlight on Emerging Markets

The IDG State of the Industry Annual White Paper and Spotlight on Emerging Market provides in-depth coverage of physical and digital video game markets in 20+ countries across the globe, including the emerging territories of Russia, Poland, Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, India, Latin America, Middle East / North Africa, and Turkey. Highlights include:

  • Analysis/Insights - Analysis and insights covering all gaming segments (console, PC, and mobile), including granular 5-year forecasts for each territory (IDG’s special industry model in Excel is also included with report)

  • New Market Opportunities - Overview of major industry disruptors, including Twitch’s initiative to sell games, new trends in eSports, and Xbox’s digital subscription service

  • A Closer Look at VR - A thoughtful look at the viability of VR, with particular attention on its rise in China and lessons learned from the territory

  • 2016 Market Retrospective - A look back at local trends and performance across all gaming segments for the top 20 countries in the market for 2016

Released: March 16, 2017