Over the next two years, the cloud gaming industry is projected to grow by over 300%. We wanted to uncover the trends driving this growth—so HG Insights has taken a deeper look and created The 2022 Cloud Gaming Report.
Just as streaming services revolutionized the way we watch television, cloud gaming is changing how we play. In the console-less and cordless cloud gaming revolution there’s a trend of smaller businesses with significant growth—including 22 companies that have seen 100x growth year-over-year—who are capturing a large share of the market.
In this report, you’ll get a glance into the growth of cloud infrastructure spend in gaming, where cloud gaming buyers are located, and the biggest opportunities for cloud sellers in 2022.
Key Takeaways From The 2022 Cloud Gaming Report
The report offers a deep dive into the AWS buyer landscape—where it stands, trends shaping the future, and how companies can capture business from this wide customer pool. Here are some of the report’s key takeaways:
1. The gaming industry is set for explosive growth
The total annual cloud spend by gaming companies has grown over 60% since 2016, and 22 companies have experienced 100x growth year-over-year. As these gaming companies grow, they will require additional cloud infrastructure to support higher traffic demands.
2. Trends shaping the AWS market include multi-cloud, digital transformation, and machine learning
Drivers of this increased spend include the shift toward cloud gaming (gaming experiences hosted online) as well as live streaming and broadcasting. Further, the gaming market is growing worldwide, with estimates that the global number of players will surpass three billion by 2023.
3. North America is cloud gaming’s largest market
North America is set to retain its spot as the top-grossing gaming market worldwide, leaving opportunities for cloud sellers to capitalize on growing markets like EMEA and APAC. Increasing demand among gamers in regions like APAC, EMEA, and LATAM present opportunities for cloud vendors to provide services to gaming companies to meet this demand.
Download The 2022 Cloud Gaming Report
The 2022 Cloud Gaming Report from HG Insights + Intricately offers an unparalleled view into the growth of cloud infrastructure spend in gaming, where cloud gaming buyers are located, and the biggest opportunities for cloud sellers in 2022.
For insights into opportunities for cloud gaming and infrastructure providers and to learn where the market is heading in 2022—look no further.