Augmented Reality (AR) Gaming Market – Global Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts to 2023

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  • Augmented Reality (AR) Gaming Market – Global Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts to 2023


    The augmented reality (AR) offers an innovative technology that includes digital information thereby providing a composite view to the user and in real-time. The AR technology has been around since 1960, but the name was given in 1990 by Thomas Caudell. The AR technology allows gamers to scan physical world with an augmented experience by providing digital information. The increasing penetration of smartphones and tablets, internet penetration, and integration of AR into mobile devices are the major factors driving the market growth.

    The growing affordability and availability of AR games in mobile devices is a prime factor driving the market growth. Many organizations are hugely investing in the advanced solutions that integrate AR games into mobile devices, enabling them to improve client experience, enrich business expansion, and increase the revenue during the forecast period. Data security breach is the major concern for the market. The market is segmented into types of gamers, gaming devices, and regions which includes Americas, Europe, APAC, and MEA. The major companies such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Sony, and Nintendo are investing in the incorporation of AR technology into their products and offering enhanced gaming features to the customers.

    Market Analysis:

    According to Infoholic Research, the “AR Gaming Market” is expected to reach $284.93 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 152.7% during the forecast period 2017–2023. Increasing integration of AR into mobile devices, growing online population, innovations in gaming technology, and demand for IoT-based applications are forcing the organizations to integrating AR into their traditional gaming. The increasing online gamers and internet penetration are some of the additional factors contributing to the market growth.

    Product Analysis:

    The devices are the major end-products playing a prominent role in fulfilling the demands of customers. The devices segment holds a prominent market share and is expected to reach $222.33 billion by 2023. A number of start-ups are entering the market to offer attractive designs and innovative features in gaming devices to the customers. The innovations in IoT and increasing R&D investments from big organizations for the enhancement of the devices are also contributing to the market growth.

    Technology Analysis:

    Technology is the major boosting factor for the AR gaming market. The major technology providers have collaborated with device manufacturers to offer innovative gaming solutions, which enable gamers to enjoy the immersive gaming features. While new players are entering the market, the key players are trying to acquire them to gain their technical knowledge for the betterment of their product portfolio. The technology segment market is further segmented into RFID, GPS, motion tracking, and others. At present, in 2017, RFID technology is having a major market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 154.2% during the forecast period 2017–2023.

    Regional Analysis:

    At present, the Americas is having the majority of the market share mainly due to the advancements in technology and its adoption. The market is witnessing a prominent growth in the countries such as the US and Canada. Europe is spending hugely in the manufacturing of innovative gaming devices. The developing regions such as Asia Pacific will be boosting the market growth during the forecast period. The regional government initiatives for developing smart city projects and increasing FDI for the development of digital infrastructure in the region are the main factors contributing to the market growth. The MEA region is expected to have a positive growth in the market, as the regional governments are spending hugely on the development of infrastructure which will offer huge opportunities for the key players to provide innovative solutions in the region.

    Key Players:

    The key players covered in the report are Microsoft, Google, Apple, Sony, Nintendo, Niantic, Cast AR, and Gamar.

    Competitive Analysis:

    The study covers and analyzes the “AR Gaming” market. Bringing out the complete key insights of the industry, the report aims to provide an opportunity for players to understand the latest trends, current market scenario, government initiatives, and technologies related to the market. In addition, it helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.


    The report provides an in-depth analysis of the AR gaming market aiming to offer gamers with immersive gaming experience by embedding digital information such as audio, video, and data into the real-world environment in real time. The report talks about types, devices, technology, technology adopters, and regions. With the information offered, key stakeholders can know about the major trends, drivers, investments, vertical player’s initiatives, and PPPs interest towards the adoption of AR technology into the gaming industry. Further, the report provides details about the major challenges going to impact the market growth. The report also covers the profiles of the major companies.

    Key Stakeholders:

    Device manufacturers, network providers, software providers, data security solution vendors, policy makers, standard development organizations, investor community, university researchers, blog writers, and technology magazines.


  • With tables and figures helping analyze worldwide Augmented Reality (AR) Gaming market, this research provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.

    1 Industry Outlook

    1.1 Industry Overview

    1.2 Industry Trends

    1.3 Pest Analysis

    2 Report Outline

    2.1 Report Scope

    2.2 Report Summary

    2.3 Research Methodology

    2.4 Report Assumptions

    3 Market Snapshot

    3.1 Total Addressable Market (TAM)

    3.2 Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

    3.2.1 AR Gaming Market Segmentation by Types

    3.3 Related Markets

    3.3.1 Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG)
    3.3.2 AR in digital marketing

    4 Market Outlook

    4.1 Overview

    4.2 Market Definition – Infoholic Research

    4.3 Market Trends and Impact

    4.4 Market Segmentation

    4.5 Porter 5 (Five) Forces

    5 Market Characteristics

    5.1 Evolution

    5.2 Ecosystem

    5.3 Value Chain

    5.4 Major Challenges Faced by AR Industry

    5.5 Marketing Dynamics

    5.5.1 Drivers Increased integration of AR into mobile devices Growing mobile gaming market Technology advancements in video gaming
    5.5.2 Restraints Lack of content in AR High cost
    5.5.3 Opportunities Increasing R&D investments in AR IoT & analytics market Business Opportunities in South East Asian countries
    5.5.4 DRO - Impact Analysis
    5.5.5 Key Stakeholders

    6 Technologies: Market Size and Analysis

    6.1 Overview

    6.2 RFID

    6.2.1 Market size and analysis

    6.3 GPS

    6.3.1 Market size and analysis

    6.4 Motion Tracking

    6.4.1 Market size and analysis

    6.5 Others

    6.5.1 Market size and analysis

    7 Devices: Market Size and Analysis

    7.1 Overview

    7.2 Smartphones

    7.2.1 Market size and Analysis

    7.3 HMDs

    7.3.1 Market size and analysis

    7.4 Smart glasses

    7.4.1 Market size and analysis

    8 Technology Adopters: Market Size and Analysis

    8.1 Overview

    8.2 Innovators

    8.2.1 Market size and analysis

    8.3 Early Adopters

    8.3.1 Market size and analysis

    8.4 Early Majority

    8.4.1 Market size and analysis

    9 Regions: Market Size and Analysis

    9.1 Overview

    9.2 Americas

    9.2.1 Market size and analysis
    9.2.2 DRO for Americas
    9.2.3 US
    9.2.4 Canada
    9.2.5 Mexico
    9.2.6 Brazil

    9.3 Europe

    9.3.1 Market size and analysis
    9.3.2 DRO for Europe
    9.3.3 UK
    9.3.4 Germany
    9.3.5 France
    9.3.6 Spain

    9.4 Asia Pacific

    9.4.1 Market size and analysis
    9.4.2 DRO for Asia Pacific
    9.4.3 China
    9.4.4 India
    9.4.5 South Korea
    9.4.6 South East Asian Countries

    9.5 MEA

    9.5.1 Market size and analysis
    9.5.2 DRO for MEA
    9.5.3 GCC Countries

    10 Vendor Profiles

    10.1 Microsoft

    10.1.1 Overview
    10.1.2 Business Units
    10.1.3 Geographic Revenue
    10.1.4 Business Focus
    10.1.5 SWOT Analysis
    10.1.6 Business Strategy

    10.2 Google

    10.2.1 Overview
    10.2.2 Business Units
    10.2.3 Geographic Revenue
    10.2.4 Business Focus
    10.2.5 SWOT Analysis
    10.2.6 Business Strategy

    10.3 Apple

    10.3.1 Overview
    10.3.2 Business Segments
    10.3.3 Geographic Revenue
    10.3.4 Business Focus
    10.3.5 SWOT Analysis
    10.3.6 Business Strategy

    10.4 Sony Corporation

    10.4.1 Overview
    10.4.2 Business Segments
    10.4.3 Geographic Revenue
    10.4.4 Business Focus
    10.4.5 SWOT Analysis
    10.4.6 Business Strategy

    10.5 Nintendo Co., Ltd.

    10.5.1 Overview
    10.5.2 Business Segments
    10.5.3 Geographic Revenue
    10.5.4 Business Focus
    10.5.5 SWOT Analysis
    10.5.6 Business Strategy

    11 Companies to Watch for

    11.1 Niantic, Inc.

    11.1.1 Overview
    11.1.2 Niantic in AR gaming market

    11.2 Cast AR

    11.2.1 Overview
    11.2.2 Cast AR in AR gaming market

    11.3 Gamar

    11.3.1 Overview
    11.3.2 Gamar in AR gaming market


  • The Augmented Reality (AR) Gaming Market has been segregated into various crucial divisions including applications, types, and regions. Each market segment is intensively studied in the report contemplating its market acceptance, worthiness, demand, and growth prospects. The segmentation analysis will help the client to customize their marketing approach to have a better command of each segment and to identify the most prospective customer base.

    Report Objectives / Segmentation Covered :
    By Companies / players:
    • Microsoft
    • Google
    • Apple
    • Sony Corporation
    • Nintendo Co. Ltd.
    By Regions:
      By Type:
        By Application:
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        Research objectives

        Where will all these developments take the industry in the long

        To study and analyze the global Market consumption (value & volume) by key regions/countries, product type and application, history data from 2015 to 2019, and forecast to 2025.

        What are the future opportunities in the market?

        To understand the structure of Market by identifying its various subsegments.

        What are the major driving forces expected to impact the development of the market market across different regions?

        To analyze the market with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.

        Which industry trends are likely to shape the future of the industry during the forecast period 2020-2025?

        To project the consumption of market submarkets, with respect to key regions.

        Who are the major driving forces expected to decide the fate of the industry worldwide.

        To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

        What are the key barriers and threats believed to hinder the development of the industry?

        To analyze competitive developments such as expansions,agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.

        Who are the prominent market players making a mark in the market with their winning strategies?

        To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market

        What will be the growth rate and the market size of the industry for the forecast period 2020-2025?

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