Cloud Gaming Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Platform (Smartphones, PCs, Others), By Service Type (Video Streaming, File Streaming), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610344
  • Pages : 135

Cloud gaming market is projected to witness a CAGR of 25.94% during the forecast period to reach a market size of US$3,811.91 million by 2027, increasing from US$758.432 million in 2020.

 Cloud gaming refers to a game that resides on a company server rather than on the gamer's device. The gamer enters the game by installing a client program that can access the server where the games are running. A gamer does not require any physical copies, updates, or backup as the game is stored on a cloud platform reducing the overall cost of playing the game. The widespread availability of high-speed internet and the increasing proliferation of mobile phones, televisions, laptops, and tablets are augmenting the demand for cloud gaming. Reduction in the access time, as well as the declining cost of purchasing games, is further fuelling the demand for cloud gaming. Rising social media and a growing number of mobile gamers will be affecting the market growth during the forecast period. Free-to-play models have successfully attracted many subscriptions which also contribute to market growth. The growth of e-Sports worldwide will boost the demand for cloud gaming in the coming years.

Smartphone adoption to drive growth

The growth of cloud gaming is an emerging technology in the gaming industry, which allows the user to stream high-quality games across smartphones with fast network connectivity, thereby preventing the requirement for regular gaming consoles, PCs, or laptops. The burgeoning demand for mobile games is a result of the multiple technological advancements in cloud gaming, like AR, 5G, and VR. This trend is not shocking, considering the mobile game industry heavily relies on new technology. A poll by the Mobile Video Industry Council suggested that mobile operators forecasted cloud gaming to generate 25-50% off 5G data traffic by the end of 2022. The emergence of 5G, as well as unlimited data plans, are also expected to be critical factors to aid the success of cloud gaming across the world since most gamers today prefer playing games on their mobile phones. In addition, the rising services and investments in 5G infrastructure hold an eminent place for this success. In accordance with Ericsson, the number of 5G mobile subscriptions in the Asia-Pacific region alone is estimated to reach around 1,545 million by 2025.

Asia Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth

The growing prevalence of cloud infrastructure has provided storage, several computing, and communication resources in a cost-effective, reliable, and low-maintenance manner. Multiple applications may employ all these cloud computing resources, and gaming services have been regarded as one of the fastest-growing sectors in China for cloud computing. With the rise of cloud gaming platforms that allow users to stream their favorite video games rather than download them on smartphones or any other gaming consoles, the market is witnessing novel platform launches. For instance, in April 2019, Tencent started testing a cloud gaming service called "Start. "The company has since deployed these solutions in multiple test markets, including China, where the company allowed an exclusive group of users to sign up for the service. The company made this strategic move to get ahead of its competitors in the next huge gaming industry trend. Japan is also among one the key players in the gaming market in the world after China and the US. With the steady growth of technological adaption and many leading gaming companies, that include Konami, Sony, Nintendo, and others, for several decades in the country, the country's gaming market has been evolving and advancing and is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period. With one of the largest youth populations, India is projected to emerge as one of the world's leading market destinations in the gaming sector. The growth in the country is attributed to the growing younger population, inclining disposable incomes, the introduction of fresh and new gaming genres, and the rapidly increasing number of smartphone and tablet users.

Key Developments

  • June 2022- Microsoft launched the Xbox Cloud Gaming in Argentina and New Zealand. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers were offered the perk to stream over 100 games to devices like phones, tablets, personal computers, and Samsung TVs. Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available in about 28 countries and is powered by custom Xbox Series X consoles.
  • February 2022 - Nintendo Acquired SRD Co. Ltd . Through this acquisition,  Nintendo aimed at strengthening its software development resources, to improve the efficiency of development, while also allowing it to make even more polished games in the times to come.

COVID-19 Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic turned out to have a positive impact on the market. According to a study by Verizon, there had been an increase of 115% in gaming usage in the US alone, compared to times before COVID-19. Further, live streaming services, as well as online gaming platforms also continued to see a surge in their concurrent users throughout March and April 2020. This was most possibly due to the mandated lockdowns across several nations, which caused people to stay at home, which made them get indulged in activities like gaming.

Cloud Gaming Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$758.432 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$3,811.91 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 25.94% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Platform, Service Type, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered NVIDIA Corporation, G-cluster Global Corporation, Meta Platforms, Inc., Sony Corporation, Amazon Web Services, Inc, Ubisoft Entertainment SA, Google, OVH Groupe SAS,  Rainway, Inc., Paperspace Co., Microsoft Corporation
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Platform
    • Smartphones
    • PCs
    • Others
  • By Service Type
    • Video Streaming
    • File Streaming
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global cloud gaming market is projected to witness a CAGR of 25.94% during the forecast period.
Cloud Gaming Market was valued at US$758.432 million in 2020.
Major industry players profiled as part of the cloud gaming market report are NVIDIA Corporation, G-cluster Global Corporation, Meta Platforms, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Amazon Web Services, Inc among others.
The cloud gaming market is projected to reach a total market size of US$3,811.91 million by 2027.
The widespread availability of high-speed internet and the increasing proliferation of mobile phones, televisions, laptops, and tablets are augmenting the demand for cloud gaming.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Smartphones

5.3. PCs

5.4. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Video Streaming

6.3. File Streaming



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States 

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Italy

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia-Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Taiwan

7.6.8. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. NVIDIA Corporation

9.2. G-cluster Global Corporation

9.3. Meta Platforms, Inc.

9.4. Sony Corporation

9.5. Amazon Web Services, Inc

9.6. Ubisoft Entertainment SA

9.7. Google

9.8. OVH Groupe SAS

9.9.  Rainway, Inc. 

9.10. Paperspace Co.

9.11. Microsoft Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation

G-cluster Global Corporation

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Sony Corporation

Amazon Web Services, Inc

Ubisoft Entertainment SA


OVH Groupe SAS

 Rainway, Inc. 

Paperspace Co.

Microsoft Corporation