The cloud gaming market is likely to rise at a CAGR of 29.1% during 2022-2027, to reach US$ 10.5 billion in 2028, states Stratview Research.

DETROIT, Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Stratview Research, a global market research firm has launched a report on the global cloud gaming market which provides a comprehensive analysis of the global and regional industry forecast, current & emerging trends, segment analysis, and competitive landscape.

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Report Highlights

Market Size in 2027

USD 10.5 billion

Growth (CAGR)

29.1% during 2022-2027

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Country-Level Market Assessment


Segment Insights on Cloud Gaming Market

The global cloud gaming market is segmented based on streaming type, device type, genre type, gamer type, and region.

Based on streaming type – The market is bifurcated into video streaming and file streaming. Video streaming is likely to remain the bigger demand generator for cloud gaming platforms in the foreseeable future. This segment held more than 80% market share in 2021. The key factors driving the segment’s dominance are on-demand streaming requirements as well as the ability to be effective for shorter periods of play. Furthermore, a paradigm shift from console and disc-based gaming to cloud-based gaming ensures a massive demand for cloud gaming platforms in the coming years.

Based on the device type – The market is segmented as PC & laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. Smart TVs remain at the nucleus for all the leading market stakeholders serving the cloud gaming industry. The smart TVs segment held more than 35% market share in 2021. A smart TV provides a better gaming experience to its gamers with features such as a 4K display and better feasibility in using cloud gaming platforms with the help of a controller. Partnerships with smart TV manufacturers, OTT providers, and setup box providers to reach a large number of cloud gaming users are likely to provide market stakeholders with enormous growth potential. It is also anticipated that Smart TV will remain the most preferred device type in the market in the foreseen future.

Based on the genre type – The market is segmented as puzzles & social games, adventure & sports, and arcade. Among these genre types, puzzles & social games are the most widely played category on cloud gaming platformsas players choose to play these games with their friends in order to socialize with them, implying that the market for puzzles & social games is rising. In addition, comprehending the game takes less time in this categoryMoreover, the puzzles & social games held more than 35% market share in 2021.

Based on the gamer type – The market is segmented into casual gamers and hardcore gamers. Between these gamer types, casual gamers dominate the marketwhereas hardcore gamers continue to prefer console gaming. Casual gamers prefer cloud gaming because it is more cost-effectiveIn addition, the casual gamer segment held more than 70% market share in 2021.

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Which Region Offers the Best Opportunity and Growth?

The report suggests that Asia-Pacific held more than 35% market share in 2021 and is expected to remain the largest market for cloud gaming over the forecast period. This growth is majorly attributed to the following – 

–  Japan, India, and Southeast Asia are the preferred destinations for gaming companies to expand in Asia.

–  The leading player in the market, Sony Corporation has expansion plans in the region.

–  Already existing 5G infrastructure in countries such as Malaysia and Thailand is creating healthy demand for the market.

–  The partnership between Blacknut and Celcom telecommunication, Tencent to launch its cloud gaming platform in Southeast Asian countries, and the development of 5G infrastructure in key Asian economies such as India and China are likely to generate huge demand for cloud gaming in the region.

Cloud Gaming Market Drivers

Some of the key drivers listed in the report are given below.

–  The year 2021, was an annus mirabilis for cloud gaming with a surge in the number of internet users and consumer spending, which has been increasing year on year.

–  An expected growth in 5G infrastructure is likely to drive the demand for the market by reducing latency issues when streaming video games.

–  The long-term market outlook seems favorable, with ample growth opportunities across regions.

–  An ongoing shift from consoles to cloud-based gaming.

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Top 5 Companies in the Cloud Gaming Market?

The market is fairly consolidated with the presence of some global and regional players. Stratview Research has identified the following companies as the top market players.

–  Sony Corporation

–  Nvidia Corporation

–  Microsoft Corporation

–  Amazon Inc.

–  Ubitus K.K.

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Key questions this report answers

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How big is the sales opportunity?

In-depth analysis of the Cloud Gaming Market

How lucrative is the future?

Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

Which are the most attractive market segments?

Market segment analysis and forecast

Which are the top players and their market positioning?

Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

How complex is the business environment?

Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

What are the factors affecting the market?

Drivers & challenges

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