Online Simulation Games Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Online Simulation Games market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Online Simulation Games size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Online Simulation Games Industry

Online Simulation Games Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 8.14 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 17.21 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 13.49 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Online Simulation Games Market Major Players

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Online Simulation Games Market Analysis

The Online Simulation Games Market size is estimated at USD 8.14 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 17.21 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.49% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market for online simulation games is expected to grow due to increased demand for live gaming experiences and a preference for simulation games over traditional ones. The global gaming simulation market is expanding as a result of more firms using gaming simulation for training and analysis, as well as rising consumer demand for virtual reality (VR) headsets.

  • One of the most prevalent and well-played game genres is simulation. The tap-and-swipe mechanics adapt well to touch devices, making it one of the most popular games on smartphones. Simulation games are entertaining to interact with and simple to play, and some of them may be played for many years.
  • The ease of understanding simulation games adds to the growth of the simulation games market. In online simulation games, actions occur automatically, and choices steer the game's progression in particular ways. Emulation of a certain activity is the goal.
  • Also, the effect on the digital gaming business was favorable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the creation of mobile games has drawn interest. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, Sim Racing games had a noticeable improvement in terms of participants and watchers. The major cause of this growth is attributed to the several professional race pilots who took part in the sim racing competitions that were organized during this time. Simulated racing games are quite realistic and provide internet play.
  • Furthermore, technological advancements that make game development more cost-effective will also contribute to market growth. Additionally, the use of AR and VR headsets in online simulation games is expected to drive demand. The need to improve and advance gaming experiences and stories will further fuel the online simulation game market, which has already seen significant growth in the global gaming industry.
  • The market expansion is anticipated to be aided by rising demand for live gaming experiences and rising interest in simulation games over conventional games. The creation of cost-effective items made possible by technological advancements is also anticipated to positively affect growth.
  • However, the development of the simulation genre is a challenge. There are plenty of sim subgenres, including aircraft sims, life sims, city-builder sims, survival simulations, agricultural sims, sports sims, and a tonne of other sims because one can model almost anything. Also, the expensive cost of gaming consoles might hinder the market from expanding.

Online Simulation Games Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)