Get to know the UK’s Video Game Industry and the studios, publishers and software developers pushing the boundaries of interactive entertainment. View our sector summary, see growth potential and download our free report today.
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Today the UK’s video game industry encompasses all aspects of the gaming lifecycle, from software and game development to the publishing and advertising of the finished product.
Whilst video games have been around decades, the industry has seen huge growth and innovation in the past 10 years, with the increase in console (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo), PC, mobile and immersive gaming helping to surpass the film and music industries when it comes to market size.
A broad and thriving sector, when we talk about the gaming economy, this includes a wide range of job roles and functions, including programmers, software developers, animators, marketers, graphic designers and much more. Some examples of companies within the video game market include development studios, media agencies, technology providers and publishers.
Gaming sector summary
Key information you should know about the Gaming sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:
- The Gaming sector is one of the top 10 fastest growing recipients of Innovate UK grants.
- Gaming has turnover of £16.7bn, meaning it is our 36th largest RTIC, and our 17th fastest growing sector.
- The Gaming sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
Our Gaming RTIC is made up of 5 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Game Development Studios, Enabling Technology, Immersive. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.
- Sector Code Description Records
RTIC0016 Gaming 1698 companies
Companies focused on the development, commercialisation, and advertising of video games and allied industries such as gaming events.
Gaming: Enabling Technology157 companies
Companies producing software, platforms or devops for game developers
Gaming: Game Development Studios808 companies
Companies dedicated to the production of videogames
Gaming: Immersive180 companies
Companies that produce immersive games and/or tech that enables immersive gaming
Gaming: Media657 companies
Studios that provide animation, character design and/or music to game developers
Gaming: Publishers531 companies
Companies dedicated to publishing and supplying videogames to the public
Gaming industry growth
We estimate that the UK Gaming sector could be worth approximately £24.9bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.
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Dig deeper into the UK’s Gaming industry with our free 2022 RTIC report, which includes:
– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends
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