Metaverse of Entertainment Expected to Grow to Almost $29 Billion Driven by Consumer Spending by 2026, Study Says – Metaverse Bitcoin News – Bitcoin News

by Sergio Goschenko
A study from Technavio, a market research firm, has predicted that the area of the metaverse dedicated to entertainment, including virtual concerts, video games, and movies, will grow to $28.92 billion in value from 2021 to 2026. The report states that 33% of this growth will originate in U.S. markets, due to the intersection of gaming and film companies.
The metaverse and its future adoption continue to be a matter of active research by market forecasting companies. A report issued on Nov. 11 by Technavio, a market research firm, has determined that the market size of the metaverse initiatives related to entertainment will grow to reach $28.92 billion in the period from 2021 to 2026.
The report identified two key areas that will fuel this growth, including the rising consumer spending on virtual concerts and virtual events, made possible by the growing advancements in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The second key factor is the rising adoption of online gaming, which, combined with the aforementioned technologies, offers a level of immersion that will encourage spending in this area.
However, the study also shows that there will be challenges to the growth of the market, including concerns regarding privacy and security in the metaverse. This issue has already been raised by institutions like the World Economic Forum (WEF) and even Interpol, with the latter already starting to bring their services into a police-focused metaverse.
The study further predicts the rise of the metaverse in film production, forecasting that movies will become interactive and viewers will be able to affect the cinematic environments, using VR technology for this purpose. There have been attempts at achieving this before, but none have commanded mass mainstream success.
Most of the projected metaverse growth will come from the U.S., according to the study, due to a confluence of factors. 33% of the increase is projected to originate in the area thanks in part to the “rapid convergence of the entertainment industry and traction of the gaming culture, the integration of gaming services into the service offerings of major entertainment brands, and increased investment to create more immersive gaming and entertainment experiences.”
Other reports have also made projections about the metaverse in the entertainment industry. On Sept. 12, JPMorgan stated that the Chinese metaverse gaming market could explode to over $100 billion in value. Also, in March, Citi predicted the metaverse might be a $13 trillion opportunity.
What do you think about the metaverse of entertainment and its projected growth? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sergio is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Venezuela. He describes himself as late to the game, entering the cryptosphere when the price rise happened during December 2017. Having a computer engineering background, living in Venezuela, and being impacted by the cryptocurrency boom at a social level, he offers a different point of view about crypto success and how it helps the unbanked and underserved.

Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.
Ripple CEO: SEC Lawsuit Over XRP ‘Has Gone Exceedingly Well’
The CEO of Ripple Labs says that the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against him and his company over XRP “has gone exceedingly well.” He stressed: “This case is important, not just for Ripple, it’s … read more.
Oman to Incorporate Real Estate Tokenization in Virtual Assets Regulatory Framework
Real estate tokenization is set to be incorporated into Oman Capital Markets Authority (OCMA)’s virtual asset regulatory framework. According to an advisor with the authority, the tokenizing of real estate will open investment opportunities for local and foreign investors. Real … read more.

Check all the news here


Leave a Comment