Gaming Console Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Console (Home Console, Handheld Consoles, Hybrid Console), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Mar 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610194
  • Pages : 124

The global gaming console market was valued at US$33.633 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach a size of US$73.143 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate of 10.20%.

The growth in the market is attributed to the growing popularity of 3D video gaming, which is based on virtual reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR), and e-sports tournaments worldwide.

The gaming console is a video game that supports stereoscopic games played on an integrated display. These stereoscopic images improve the gameplay experience by providing a dash of realism to them. It creates the illusion of depth and height and provides accurate structural location. This gives a better feeling of surface materials in the gaming process. The experience turns more prominent after the 3D effect. Due to these properties, the trend for console gaming raised. Arrangements of different tournaments encouraged many to adopt this trend. The demand for home console gaming has risen in many developed and developing countries. Different types of PS5 with advanced features also paved the way for market growth in recent years.

Owing to the increasing preference for in-home gaming and the up-gradation of the gaming consoles by the key market players, the home consoles are expected to dominate the market. The popularity of home consoles is rising due to the features such as cloud support, online multiplayer gaming, and many deals associated with this sector are some of the other factors to boost the home gaming console market. Market key players also regularly upgrade their services in the gaming experience; this led to growing their sales. The leasing market players are Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In 2019, Sony sold around 70,599 gaming consoles just in North America.

Additionally, the availability of various accessories with advanced features, such as 4K TVs, is boosting the gaming experience at home. The gaming experience is also enriched by the advent of virtual and augmented reality. There is a rise in product developments, upgrading, and selection of home consoles as compared to handheld gaming, which allows consumers to experience varied options to fit their requirements. At the same time, several budding sportspeople consider e-sports as a career option also aid in the console gaming market. Likewise, due to the availability of high-speed internet, the console gaming market is expected to grow during the forecast period. 

Advanced technology boosting the console gaming market

The global console gaming market is also attributed to the advancement in technology. Many gaming industries regularly work to bring new features or ungraded gaming products to provide consumers with a better gaming experience. The gaming console has also raised its demand globally due to the innovations such as advanced audio-visual systems, 3D effects, wireless systems, and many more. This new console gaming fits the consumer's requirements better than the previous ones. These games avail the consumers to browse the internet, download videos and audios, listen to music, and watch videos or any content simultaneously while playing the games. Due to these features, the demand for these console gaming is rising from the fast-flowing generation. Similarly, an increase in disposable income among the population also raises the demand for console gaming.

Latest developments

  • In December 2021, Sony Group Corp. announced to plan for a new subscription service. This service will allow the PS owner to pay a monthly fee to access the modern and classic games.
  • In September 2021, Hyperkin announced the launch of the new version of the Xbox controller. This version is made with Cortana Edition Duke Xbox. It will be available in the deep purple color of Cortana in Halo.

Restrains in the console gaming market

Several complications are faced by the manufacturers of console gaming while console designing, such as the lack of professional testers and developers along with the infrastructure. Furthermore, the high piracy rate, fragile operating structure, and unauthorized users gaining access to many premium games illegally, either free or at low cost, are other factors to resist the growth of the console gaming market. Moreover, with the rise in mobile gaming applications, many consumers are directed away from the console gaming system.

Asia-Pacific to grow at a faster pace

The gaming industry is generated by around 40% of the countries like Japan, China, and South Korea. These are also known as gaming hot spots. With the increase in advancements in the companies such as Nintendo, which is based in the same region, the console gaming market is estimated to grow faster in the future.

COVID-19 analysis

The lockdown due to COVID-19 has affected the supply chain of the console gaming industry. However, due to the same, the demand for home console gaming increased. Therefore the console gaming market is expected to rise during the forecast period.

Gaming Console Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$33.633 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$73.143 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 10.20% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Console, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Sony Group Corp, Hyperkin, Nintendo Co. Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, NVIDIA   Corporation, SEGA
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Console
    • Home Console
    • Handheld Consoles
    • Hybrid Console
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the gaming console market size by 2027?
A1. The global gaming console market is estimated to reach a market size of US$73.143 billion in 2027.

Q2. What is the size of the global gaming console market?
A2. Gaming Console Market was valued at US$33.633 billion in 2020.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the gaming console market?
A3. The gaming console market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.20% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the gaming console market growth?
A4. The gaming console market growth is attributed to the growing popularity of 3D video gaming which is based on virtual reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR), and e-sports tournaments worldwide.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the gaming console market?
A5. The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the gaming console market.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
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. Home Console
5.3. Handheld Consoles
5.4. Hybrid Consoles

6.1. Introduction
6.2. North America
6.2.1. USA
6.2.2. Canada
6.2.3. Mexico
6.3. South America
6.3.1. Brazil
6.3.2. Argentina
6.3.3. Others
6.4. Europe
6.4.1. Germany
6.4.2. France
6.4.3. United Kingdom
6.4.4. Italy
6.4.5. Spain
6.4.6. Others
6.5. Middle East and Africa
6.5.1. Israel
6.5.2. Saudi Arabia
6.5.3. Others
6.6. Asia Pacific
6.6.1. China
6.6.2. Japan
6.6.3. South Korea
6.6.4. India
6.6.5. Thailand
6.6.6. Indonesia
6.6.7. Taiwan 
6.6.8. Others

7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

8.1. Sony Group Corp,
8.2. Hyperkin 
8.3. Nintendo Co. Ltd.
8.4. Microsoft Corporation
8.5. NVIDIA Corporation
8.6. SEGA

Sony Group Corp,


Nintendo Co. Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation