Subscriptions accessed through PCs will be the biggest segment
Juniper Research has found that video games service platforms, such as EA Play and PlayStation Now, will grow to $11 billion by 2025. That’s up from an estimated $6.6 billion this year.
These platforms represent a strong new revenue stream for an industry experiencing a revenue decline of around 3% per year over the next 5 years.
However, cloud gaming subscriptions are expected to comprise only 25% of this revenue over the forecast period. That’s due to the fact that more general service platforms have fewer limits on their adoption.
Subscriptions accessed through PCs will be the biggest segment accounting for over $5 billion in revenue in 2025.
As to mobile games subscriptions, they will be niche, with less than 1% of mobile gamers worldwide using a games subscription service.
We’ve reported that the video games industry will exceed $200 billion in value by 2023, growing from an expected $155 billion this year.