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Business: Gaming and eSports

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Gaming and eSports:  Industry Databases


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Geography: US

U.S. Market research reports on the behaviors, lifestyles, and product/brand preferences of major consumer groups.  The UCI Libraries subscribe to a premium module of reports covering Gaming and eSports.

  • Filter by: Category > Travel, Leisure & Entertainment > Gaming
  • Also keyword search: eSports


Insider Intelligence (formerly eMarketer)
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Market research reports, industry data, and charts for everything digital, including: internet usage, ecommerce, B2B, online marketing and advertising, social media, mobile device usage.  


Access: UCI

Geography: US

Industry research reports of 30-40 pages on over 700 U.S. industries.

  • Keyword search: game


MarketLine Advantage
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Geography: Global

US and global industry profiles and company profiles throughout many fields involving IT. 

  • Relevant Industry Profiles reports: Games Consoles and Games Software Retail


Plunkett Research Online
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Geography: US

Market research, industry statistics, trends, and in-depth analysis of top companies.  Incremental updates to this industry are posted weekly.  

  • Select Industry Group > Games, Apps & Social Media


Frost & Sullivan
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Geography: Global (limited)

Industry research reports that integrate seven perspectives (competitive intensity, customer dynamics, industry convergence, disruptive technologies, global mega trends, new business models, and emerging markets) into a complete, overall view of the factors that impact covered industries.

  • Keyword search: gaming


Sports Market Analytics
Access: UCI

Geography: US
Includes some fan market statistics for eSports overall.  Try a keyword search for eSports.  

Gaming and eSports:  Academic and Trade Articles and Books


Business Source Complete
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Covers virtually all business subjects.  Includes scholarly articles, industry reports, news, and trade publications like Gaming World News


UC Library Search: Books
These custom links search our library catalog for books— most of them are eBooks— on on these subjects:


Games and Culture
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Peer reviewed journal about games and culture within interactive media.  Its scope includes the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives.


Entertainment Computing
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of digital entertainment, new media, entertainment computing, gaming, robotics, toys and applications among researchers, engineers, social scientists, artists and practitioners.


International Journal of Esports
Access: Public
Geography: Global
An open access peer reviewed journal publishing research in Esports.  


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