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Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4242 | Dec 2016

Game over: Competition from online-only stores causes industry revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Video Game, DVD and Recorded Music Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Video game, DVD and recorded music retailers have faced a challenging environment over the past five years. Despite growth in 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 online 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 5.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.2 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Population distribution and demographics largely influence the location of video game, DVD and recorded music retailers. In general, retailers benefit from being located in regions that support a higher population base, as this expands the potential pool of consumers. Store location is also influenced by the volume of passing foot traffic, adjacent stores and the location of competitors. Consequently, New South Wales is expected to account for the largest portion of industry establishments in 2016-17. Close to one-third of Australians reside in New South Wales, which supports the dominance of locations across this state. Victoria and Queensland rank second and third in establishment numbers, supported by relatively similar population shares in these states... purchase to read more


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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 CDsDVDs and Blu-ray Discs Video gamesOther products
Industry Activities
CD retailingDVD retailingComputer game retailingVideo game retailing

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