Ben Turner – PwC, Sydney
Andrew Sharp – PwC, Sydney
Andrew Barlow – PwC, Melbourne
The Australian interactive games market consists of spending on console, handset, personal computer (PC), online and wireless games. Spending is limited to the purchase of software. It does not include the purchase of consoles or peripherals used to play games, although that information is included in this chapter for reference.
- The interactive games market in Australia will continue its strong growth over the forecast period, increasing at an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4 percent to reach $2.2 billion in 2016.
- Consoles are consolidating their position in the living room by becoming entertainment hubs through partnerships with content providers such as subscription television.
- The gaming market is growing as developers release new products that appeal to a broader audience and are easier to play.
- Developers’ efforts are focused at the high and low ends of the market, on blockbuster titles and simple, fun games.
- Blockbuster titles will remain popular as they offer a rich home entertainment experience.
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