A losing game: Competition from online-only stores has caused revenue to decline

The Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing industry has faced a challenging environment over the past five years. Despite growth in total household discretionary income over the period, many consumers have been cautious about purchasing discretionary goods, including industry products. This trend has been reflected in negative consumer sentiment over much of the past five years. Changing media formats and the increasing popularity of online shopping have also made trading difficult for industry operators. Intensifying competition from digital media formats and online-only retailers has significantly contributed to industry revenue declining over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 5.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.0...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Changing media formats and online shopping have made trading difficult for industry operators
  • Smaller retailers are increasingly being pushed out of the industry as they become unviable
  • Demand for physical formats is expected to continue falling over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry, and these have remained relatively steady over the past five years. New operators may be deterred from entering the market due to the industry’s high concentration and intense competition. The major players account for over 85% of industry revenue and benefit from the strong brand awareness, reputation and extensive store network they have established for themselves.Stores stock similar merchandise, leading to significant price matching, discounting and promotions by retailers. Industry operators are also subject to competition from department stores and supermarkets, as they also stock recorded music and DVDs at competitive prices. Onl...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing are:

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry?

    Industry firms primarily sell video games, DVDs and recorded music. Digital downloads from industry retailers with bricks-and-mortar stores are also included. Businesses that operate online only are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Recorded music CDs
  • DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Video games
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • CD retailing
  • DVD retailing
  • Computer game retailing
  • Video game retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Internet connections
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Online competition
  • Digital formats
  • Physical resilience
  • Niche stores
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Amazon
  • Digital formats
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Motion Picture and Video Distribution
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Reproduction of Recorded Media

  • Products & Services
  • Video games
  • DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Recorded music CDs
  • Other products
  • Chart: Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 16 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 49
  • Consumers aged 15 and under
  • Consumers aged 50 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    JB Hi-Fi Limited, Electronics Boutique Australia Pty Limited, Sanity Entertainment Pty Ltd,
  • Table: JB Hi-Fi Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Electronics Boutique Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Sanity Entertainment Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Digital Downloads
  • Recorded music, video or gaming content downloaded via the internet from reputable sources for a fee.
  • Nbn
  • The National Broadband Network, which is an Australia-wide infrastructure project to boost internet connectivity across the nation.
  • Point-Of-Sale Systems
  • Computer technology that processes retail transactions and provides data to a company regarding sales and inventory management.
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