Growth in the global market for electronic games for 2017. Market growth is presented by region and by market segment in two bar mekko charts created using Mekko Graphics software and based on data from Newzoo.

Global Games Market Growth

The games market is projected to grow at 7.8% in 2017.   Growth will be highest in Latin America and Asia and lowest in North America.  Smartphone-based games will grow 22%, far outpacing the 11% growth for tablet games.  Console games will grow at less than 4% and PC games will be 2.5% lower in revenue in 2017 than in 2016.  The data are compiled by Newzoo and presented in the two bar mekko charts below:
Growth in the global market for electronic games for 2017. Market growth is presented by region and by market segment in two bar mekko charts created using Mekko Graphics software and based on data from Newzoo.

Two bar mekko charts laid out one above the other present growth and market size categorized in two different ways.  Bar mekko and cascade charts work well in the two chart mode on a standard PowerPoint landscape slide.

To create these charts in PowerPoint, I started with the standard Mekko Graphics “Two Charts Top/Bottom” layout.  To make the charts the same size and have them align with each other, I deleted one of the two charts in the layout and created my first chart.  I laid it out the way I wanted with margins, data row and chart colors that worked well in the two chart layout.  I then copied the chart, aligned the second under the first, and updated the data in the second chart.

I used one new feature in the chart.  I added an auto-total to the data row in each chart.  You can add this feature by clicking on “Bars and Series,” navigating to the Series tab and Visibility sub-tab, going to the Market Size series and clicking the auto total checkbox.  This provides the total market size to the right of the data row.

Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit using Mekko Graphics: