Metaverse Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Metaverse market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Metaverse 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 Metaverse Industry

Metaverse Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 116.74 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 669.96 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 41.83 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Metaverse Market Major Players

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Metaverse Market Analysis

The Metaverse Market size is estimated at USD 116.74 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 669.96 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 41.83% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The key reasons propelling the growth of the Metaverse Market globally are rising demand in the worldwide media, entertainment, and gaming industries, primarily due to the increased usage of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies. The crucial justifications for adopting these technologies are that the gadgets, such as VR headsets, MR headsets, HUD, HMD, smart glasses, and intelligent helmets, can provide a first-person perspective that acts as natural user interfaces, providing 6-degree freedom, etc., to create virtual scenarios that look realistic and improve the overall gaming experience of end users.

  • Small, medium-sized, and large-scale businesses and individual customers increasingly need advanced VR gadgets, promoting market expansion. Also, the rising investments in retail and e-commerce and increased use of platforms to display products in a virtual environment support industry expansion.
  • For instance, Decentraland, a metaverse powered by the Ethereum Blockchain, raised USD 1.2 million in February 2022 through an auction and marketplace for fungible tokens. Price Waterhouse Cooper Hong Kong also paid USD 10,000 for LAND in Sandbox.
  • Additionally, the market is growing due to the increased use of advanced technologies in various applications, including blockchain, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence (AI). The metaverse industry greatly benefits from the growing usage of new technologies, including mixed reality (MR), extended reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain. Companies, including Roblox, Facebook, Oculus, Epic Games, Microsoft, Google, USM, NVidia, etc., have already implemented or are implementing Metaverse XR/extended reality systems and other new technologies.
  • Moreover, through metaverse portals, cryptocurrency is frequently used to pay for everything, from avatar shoes to NFT (Non-fungible tokens). According to a CNBC survey, one in ten people invests in cryptocurrencies, which are commonly used in trading various commodities, including NFTs. The global accessibility of cryptocurrency exchange allows investors to use this asset to offer products directly to customers on the Metaverse, thus favorably altering the market patterns.
  • However, since many users are unaware of the service and security alternatives available, the expansion of the metaverse market may be constrained. Also, on the other hand, cyberattacks against key players like Tencent Holdings, Globant, and others have raised serious security and sensitivity issues. As per the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report data, the first half of 2022 saw 2.8 billion malware attacks, an 11% rise over 2021.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic significantly boosted interest in the concept of the Metaverse. There is a need for practical methods or channels to make online contact more realistic as more people started working from home and attending classes online. Its importance to both consumers and businesses increased because of the pandemic. Tech companies began working on this technology in 2020 and publicized their investments. The year 2021 was successful for investments in Metaverse technology due to the billion dollars spent on Metaverse.

Metaverse Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)