This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on how the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is impacting the Gaming market in Asia/Pacific. Although the full economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are far from clear, widely mandated stay-at-home orders are already having an impact on the Gaming market in Asia/Pacific. These impacts also span across the esports and commercial segment of the Gaming market as consumers and businesses alike adjust to the COVID-19 situation.
"Although the COVID-19 crisis is unlikely to change the fundamental underlying market drivers of the overall gaming market, technology suppliers, streaming service and game developers alike are aiming to meet the needs of consumers eager for entertainment options amid stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, the outlook for esports organizers and brick-and-mortar businesses are uncertain where they will have to prepare for revenue decline in 2020," says Yexi Liao, research analyst, IDC Gaming and Virtual/Augmented Reality.