Cloud Gaming Market size is set to grow by USD 1.49 billion from 2024-2028, Increased availability of high-speed internet boost the market, Technavio

NEW YORK, June 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The global cloud gaming market size is estimated to grow by USD 1.49 billion from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of  9.22%  during the forecast period. Increased availability of high-speed internet is driving market growth, with a trend towards growth in mobile cloud gaming. However, infrastructural and bandwidth challenge  poses a challenge. Key market players include Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Alphabet Inc., Inc., Apple Inc., BLACKNUT, Cloudquest Pvt. Ltd., Crytek GmbH, Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp., Loudplay, Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. Ltd., NVIDIA Corp., OVH Groupe SA, Paperspace Co., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Group Corp., Ubitus KK, and Unity Software Inc..

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Cloud Gaming Market Scope

Report Coverage


Base year


Historic period

2018 – 2022

Forecast period


Growth momentum & CAGR

Accelerate at a CAGR of 9.22%

Market growth 2024-2028

USD 1493 million

Market structure


YoY growth 2022-2023 (%)


Regional analysis

North America, APAC, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa

Performing market contribution

North America at 50%

Key countries

US, China, Germany, Japan, and South Korea

Key companies profiled

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Alphabet Inc., Inc., Apple Inc., BLACKNUT, Cloudquest Pvt. Ltd., Crytek GmbH, Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp., Loudplay, Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. Ltd., NVIDIA Corp., OVH Groupe SA, Paperspace Co., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Group Corp., Ubitus KK, and Unity Software Inc.

Market Driver

The global mobile cloud gaming market is experiencing significant growth, projected to reach USD98 billion by 2024. This expansion is driven by the convenience of playing high-quality games on the go and the increasing power of mobile devices.

Major players like Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and NVIDIA GeForce Now are leading this trend, offering flexible access to games without the need for heavy hardware. The market is becoming increasingly competitive, with both established companies and new startups entering the space, providing users with more options. By 2027, the number of mobile cloud gaming users is expected to reach 1.9 billion. 

The cloud gaming market is experiencing significant growth with technologies like 5G and VR/AR leading the way. Companies are investing in cloud gaming services to provide consumers with high-quality gaming experiences without the need for expensive hardware. Cloud gaming consoles and portable laptops are popular choices for gamers, offering convenience and accessibility.

The trend towards remote work and learning is also driving demand for cloud gaming solutions. Games like Minecraft, Fortnite, and Rocket League are among the most popular choices for cloud gaming. The market is expected to continue growing as technology advances and consumer preferences shift towards more accessible and convenient gaming options. 

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Market Challenges

•         Cloud gaming’s growth is hindered by bandwidth requirements and limited Internet access in certain regions. High-speed Internet has improved accessibility, but latency remains a significant challenge. Some providers have made strides in reducing latency, but it continues to impact the global cloud gaming market. Reliable high-speed Internet infrastructure is essential for seamless cloud gaming experiences.

•         The cloud gaming market is experiencing significant growth, with games, tech companies, and video streaming platforms investing heavily in this sector. However, challenges persist. One major issue is the requirement for high-speed internet connections to ensure smooth gameplay. Another challenge is the need for advanced technology to provide realistic graphics and low latency.

•         Additionally, security concerns, such as data privacy and protection, must be addressed. Furthermore, monetization strategies, including subscription models and in-game purchases, need to be effective to generate revenue. Lastly, the market is becoming increasingly competitive, with new players constantly entering the scene. Overall, these challenges require innovative solutions to ensure the continued growth and success of the cloud gaming market.

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Segment Overview 

  1. Application 
  • 1.1 Video streaming
  • 1.2 File streaming
  • Device 
    • 2.1 Gaming consoles
    • 2.2 Computing devices
    • 2.3 Smart TVs
    • 2.4 Mobile devices
  • Geography 
    • 3.1 North America
    • 3.2 APAC
    • 3.3 Europe
    • 3.4 South America
    • 3.5 Middle East and Africa

    1.1 Video streaming-  The cloud gaming market is experiencing significant growth as more businesses adopt this technology for remote work and entertainment. It allows users to access high-performance games on any device with an internet connection. Companies like Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and NVIDIA GeForce Now are leading this market, providing affordable and convenient gaming solutions. This trend is expected to continue as the demand for flexible and cost-effective gaming options increases.

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    Research Analysis

    The Cloud Gaming Market is experiencing significant growth due to the convergence of 5G technology and cloud technology. This advancement is revolutionizing the gaming sector by catering to the increasing player demand for top-tier games on portable devices, laptops, tablets, and even Smart TVs. The gaming experience is no longer tethered to specific hardware, such as gaming consoles, as remote servers handle the processing and technical complexities.

    Startups and established players in the Gaming Industry are investing in Cloud Gaming and Game Design to meet the escalating interest in mobile games and Virtual Reality (VR). The integration of Cloud gaming with VR offers a new dimension to video games, enabling users to immerse themselves in a more interactive and realistic gaming environment. The future of gaming lies in the seamless integration of Cloud technology, 5G, and gaming hardware, providing unparalleled internet usage capabilities and enhancing the overall gaming experience.

    Market Research Overview

    The Cloud Gaming market refers to the delivery of computing power, applications, and storage over the internet, enabling users to play high-performance games on various devices without the need for local hardware. This technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry by providing access to games on demand, reducing latency, and enabling seamless multiplayer experiences.

    The Cloud Gaming market is expected to grow significantly due to increasing internet penetration, advancements in technology, and the rising demand for gaming on-the-go. Consumers can enjoy a wide range of games, including AAA titles, indie games, and classic titles, all streamed directly from the cloud. Additionally, Cloud Gaming offers benefits such as automatic updates, lower upfront costs, and the ability to play on multiple devices. Overall, Cloud Gaming is transforming the way we play games and is set to become a major player in the gaming industry.

    Table of Contents:

    1 Executive Summary
    2 Market Landscape
    3 Market Sizing
    4 Historic Market Size
    5 Five Forces Analysis
    6 Market Segmentation

    • Application
      • Video Streaming
      • File Streaming
    • Device
      • Gaming Consoles
      • Computing Devices
      • Smart TVs
      • Mobile Devices
    • Geography
      • North America
      • APAC
      • Europe
      • South America
      • Middle East And Africa

    7 Customer Landscape
    8 Geographic Landscape
    9 Drivers, Challenges, and Trends
    10 Company Landscape
    11 Company Analysis
    12 Appendix

    About Technavio

    Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

    With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.


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