Metaverse Market

Segmentation by Component (Hardware, and Software); by Platform (Desktop, Mobile, and VR Headset); by Technology (Blockchain, VR & AR, Mixed Reality, and Others), and by End User (BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Education, Aerospace & Defense, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2031

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Global Metaverse Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global metaverse market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in Europe region is estimated to witness modest growth over the forecast period on the back of growing adoption of advanced technology in the region.

The market in the North America region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period on the back of the presence of various key players in the region, along with the high research and development investment. According to the data by the World Bank, 2.833% of the total GDP of the United States was spent on R&D activities, in 2018.     

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The global metaverse market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

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Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Research and Development Expenditure (% of GDP), 2015-2018

The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global metaverse market includes the following segments:

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

By Platform

  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • VR Headset

By Technology

By End-User

  • BFSI
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Aerospace & Defense 
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Convergence of Internet with Physical World
  • Growing Investment for Development of Virtual 3D Universe


  • Issues with Cyber Security
  • Lack of Availability of Advanced Technology to the Entire Population

Research and Development Expenditure (% of GDP), 2015-2018
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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    Meta Platforms, Inc., or formerly Facebook Inc. is one of the largest companies involved with the development of metaverse. Some other major market players investing in the development of metaverse include, Hyperlink InfoSystem, Tencent Holdings Ltd., Infosys Limited, Zensar Technologies Limited, Accenture plc, and Net Ease Inc., among others.

In The News

  • September 27, 2021: Meta Platform Inc. to build Metaverse in collaboration with various industry experts and policy makers. The company aims to build the next computing platform, work across augmented and virtual reality and consumer hardware.

  • May 15, 2021: Zensar Technologies Ltd. to acquire M3bi Private Limited, to expand its expertise across digital technologies. 

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the metaverse market?

Ans: Increasing investment in the advanced technologies globally, is anticipated to boost the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of metaverse market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~45% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

5) Who are the major players dominating the metaverse market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Hyperlink InfoSystem, Tencent Holdings Ltd., Infosys Limited, Zensar Technologies Limited, Accenture plc, Net Ease Inc., and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the metaverse market?

Ans: The market is segmented by component, platform, technologies, end-user, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in component segment in the metaverse market?

Ans: The software segment is anticipated to hold largest market size over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.

8) What are the challenges affecting the market growth?

Ans: Digital limitations with metaverse, such as, threats of cybercrime, and low-availability of advanced technology in developing regions, are estimated to hamper the market growth.

8) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of the metaverse market in future?

Ans: The North America region is anticipated to provide more business opportunities over the forecast period owing to the presence of various market players in the region.

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