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Racing Simulator Market Research Report Information By Simulator Type (Compact/ Entry-Level Simulator, Medium-level Simulator, and Full-Scale Simulator), By Vehicle Type (Passenger car and Commercial Vehicle), By Offering (Hardware and Software), By Component (Steering Wheel, Pedal Sets, Gearbox Shifters, Seats, Monitor Stand, Cockpits, and Others), By Sales Channel (Online, and Offline), By Application (Home/Personal Use, and Commercial), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/AM/20343-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| June 2024

Racing Simulator Market Overview:

Racing Simulator Market Size was valued at USD 0.51 Billion in 2023. The Racing Simulator market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.59 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.68 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.00% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The growing availability of professional-grade simulators used for driver training, as well as reasonably priced simulator kits, are the key market drivers boosting the expansion of the market.

Racing Simulator Market

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Racing Simulator Market Trends

Increasing number of esports events offering large prize funds is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for the Racing Simulator is being driven by the increasing amount of eSports events offering large prize funds. The term "simulation" describes the process of using sophisticated software and visual aids to recreate real-world scenarios in order to study important aspects of those specific situations. Simulation games are gaming platforms designed to provide consumers with this kind of experience, while gaming simulators are the technology and software needed to create a gaming simulation.

Additionally, gaming enthusiasts now have a platform to take part in online competitions thanks to esports' recent surge in popularity. Because racing simulators offer an immersive gaming experience that is in line with the rise in esports involvement, there has been a rise in demand for these systems in virtual tournaments. The esports racing simulator provides an easier and less expensive route to competition than their real-world equivalents. Racing enthusiasts, aside from professional drivers, prefer virtual racing through the use of good gaming PCs and racing simulator setups rather than shelling out millions of dollars for real race cars and sponsorship of race events. Rapidly increasing internet speeds can help create deep and immersive experiences with features like crisp visuals, complex music simulations, and easy VR technology integration.

Leading esports contests, including the Le Mans Virtual Series and the Formula One Esports Series, have become esteemed occasions where competitors may showcase their talent and dedication to virtual racing. Racing simulators are becoming more and more in demand as a result of the increasing number of virtual racing tournaments that provide substantial prize pools and draw-in model aficionados. An approximate USD 200,000 prize fund is available for the Esports racing events, which are organized by Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Super Cup. For instance, the virtual sim racing event, with a USD 750,000 prize fund, was organized by the Formula One Sim Racing World Championship. Therefore, the increasing number of e-sport competitions will encourage players of all ages to enter and succeed in these events. This resulted in driving the Racing Simulator market revenue.

Racing Simulator Market Segment Insights:

Racing Simulator Type Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on type includes Compact/ Entry-Level Simulator, Medium-level Simulator, and Full-Scale Simulator. In 2023, the Compact/ Entry-Level Simulator segment dominated the market. Compact simulators dominate the market and are mostly chosen for home and entertainment applications by casual and entry-level/beginner racing enthusiasts because of their benefits, which include mass appeal, cost, ease of setup, and space efficiency.

Racing Simulator Vehicle Type Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on Vehicle Type, includes Passenger cars, and Commercial Vehicle. In 2023, the Passenger car category generated the most income. Throughout the projection period, the racing simulator market will be led by the passenger car category. The increasing number of automobile racing events, championships, and virtual car racing events has increased demand for passenger vehicle racing simulators.

Racing Simulator Offering Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on Offering, includes Hardware and Software. In 2023, the Hardware segment dominated the market. Advancements in parts such as pedals, steering wheels, and motion systems augment the realism and immersion of simulator sessions, attracting individuals in search of more authentic racing encounters. Hardware capabilities are always improving, which fuels industry growth and consumer interest.

Racing Simulator Component Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on Component, includes Steering Wheel, Pedal Sets, Gearbox Shifters, Seats, Monitor Stand, Cockpits, and Others. In 2023, the Steering Wheel category generated the most income. A typical steering wheel closely resembles the ones used in actual race vehicles and typically has buttons, paddle shifters, rotary knobs, and digital displays. Force feedback technology is integrated into the sophisticated steering system to replicate the resistance and vibrations experienced when driving on different types of surfaces or performing maneuvers.

Racing Simulator Sales Channel Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on Sales Channels, includes Online and Offline. In 2023, the Online segment dominated the market. Leagues and contests for virtual racing can be created and participated in using online platforms. A diversified global community of virtual racers is available for racing aficionados to compete against, participate in leagues, and join organized events.

Racing Simulator Application Insights

The Racing Simulator market segmentation, based on Application, includes Home/Personal Use, and Commercial. In 2023, the Commercial category generated the most income. A high-grade system is necessary for racing simulators used for commercial purposes in a variety of settings, including theme parks, sports bars and restaurants, gaming lounges, simulator arcades, professional racing training centers, and esports tournaments and gaming events.

Figure 1: Global Racing Simulator Market, by Application, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)

 Global Racing Simulator Market, by Application, 2023

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Racing Simulator Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Racing Simulator market area will dominate this market. Professional drivers invest a significant sum of money in these simulators so they can hone their driving skills in a safer setting. Developers and sellers of simulators provide a range of models according to the specifications, taking into consideration the needs of different racing teams.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain.

Figure 2: Global Racing Simulator Market Share By Region 2023 (USD Billion)

Global Racing Simulator Market Share By Region

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's racing simulator market has the second-largest portion of the market because of the strong sense of social connection and camaraderie found in the sim racing scene. Further, the German Racing Simulator market had the biggest market share, and the UK Racing Simulator market was the European market with the quickest rate of growth.

The Asia-Pacific Racing Simulator Market is anticipated to expand between 2024 and 2032 at the quickest CAGR. This is because of their expanding population and the need for cars. Moreover, China’s Racing Simulator market had the biggest market share, and the Indian Racing Simulator market was the Asia-Pacific region's fastest-growing market.

Racing Simulator Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are putting a lot of money into R&D to expand their range of products, which will drive the market for racing simulators to grow even further. Additionally, market players are engaging in a range of calculated initiatives to increase their worldwide presence, with important market developments involving the introduction of new products, contracts, M&A transactions, increased investment, and cooperation with other enterprises. to grow and endure in an increasingly cutthroat and dynamic market; Racing Simulator industry must provide reasonably priced goods.

Local production is one of the main business methods used by manufacturers to cut operational costs in the global Racing Simulator industry to help customers and expand the market segment. In recent years, the Racing Simulator industry has provided some of the biggest benefits to medicine. Major players in the Racing Simulator market, including CXC Simulations (US), Trak Racer (Australia), Next Level Racing (Australia), D-Box Technologies, Inc. (Canada), Vi-Grade GmbH (Germany), and others, are engaging in research and development activities in an effort to boost market demand.

A high-tech engineering company called CXC Simulations has completely changed how full-motion racing simulations are designed and made. In 2007, Chris Considine—a racer and his father's protégé—founded CXC Simulations. Considine acknowledged the potential of precise race simulation as a training aid for drivers. Considine used engineering concepts to create the Motion Pro II, the first realistic, full-motion racing simulator for home use, back when racing simulation was still in its infancy. In April 2022, Federal law enforcement can train in tactical driving and pursuit techniques with the help of CXC Simulations' Tactical Driving Simulator.

Located in Longueuil, Quebec, D-BOX Technologies Inc., also referred to as D-BOX, is a publicly traded haptic motion technology firm. The business creates and produces motion and haptic systems for the training, simulation, and entertainment sectors. Actuators and haptic technology work together to provide physical sensations in a virtual environment. By July 2019, D-BOX seats might be found in more than 700 theaters across 40 countries. In December 2022, D-BOX and RSEAT, a simulation business, worked together to create the HF-L4, a racing and theater simulation system built on D-BOX's G5 haptic motion system.

Key Companies in the Racing Simulator market include

  • CXC Simulations (US)

  • Trak Racer (Australia)

  • Next Level Racing (Australia)

  • D-Box Technologies, Inc. (Canada)

  • Vi-Grade GmbH (Germany)

  • Cruden B.V. (Netherlands)

  • AB Dynamics Plc (Ansible Motion Ltd) (UK)

  • Cranfield Simulation (UK)

  • Simxperience (UK)

  • Simworx Pty Ltd. (Australia)

Racing Simulator Industry Developments

November 2023: Next Level Racing has unveiled its next model, the Next Level Racing GTRacer. The precise construction of this simulator cockpit offers a compelling GT-style racing experience that appeals to racing lovers' tastes at an affordable price.

November 2023: An improved version of VI-grade GmbH's highly acclaimed DiM DYNAMIC Driving Simulator Technology, the DiM300 Driving Simulator, was presented.

November 2023: D-Box Technologies, Inc. and Playseat B.V., who create and produce gaming accessories for racing and flight simulation cockpits along with game seats, partnered to integrate D-BOX's haptic technology into Playseat's flying simulation cockpits and simulation racing chassis.

Racing Simulator Market Segmentation:

Racing Simulator Simulator Type Outlook

  • Compact/ Entry-Level Simulator

  • Medium-level Simulator

  • Full-Scale Simulator

Racing Simulator Vehicle Type Outlook

  • Passenger car

  • Commercial Vehicle

Racing Simulator Offering Outlook

  • Hardware

  • Software

Racing Simulator Component Outlook

  • Steering Wheel

  • Pedal Sets

  • Gearbox Shifters

  • Seats

  • Monitor Stand

  • Cockpits

Racing Simulator Sales Channel Outlook

  • Online

  • Offline

Racing Simulator Application Outlook

  • Home/Personal Use

  • Commercial

Racing Simulator Regional Outlook

North America

  • US

  • Canada


  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe


  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 0.512 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.59 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.68 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 16.00% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Simulator Type, Vehicle Type, Offering, Component, Sales Channel, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered Brazil, South Korea, China, Japan, India, Australia, Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Spain
Key Companies Profiled  CXC Simulations (US), Trak Racer (Australia), Next Level Racing (Australia), D-Box Technologies, Inc. (Canada), Vi-Grade GmbH (Germany), Cruden B.V. (Netherlands), AB Dynamics Plc (Ansible Motion Ltd) (UK), Cranfield Simulation (UK), Simxperience (UK), and Simworx Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Key Market Opportunities  Collaborations with racing associations that increase market awareness
Key Market Dynamics Simulators of the highest caliber are used for driver education.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

In 2023, the size of the worldwide racing simulator market was estimated to be USD 0.512 billion.

From 2024 to 2032, the global market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 16.00%.

North America held the most market share worldwide.

The leading companies in the market are Cruden B.V. (Netherlands), D-Box Technologies, Inc. (Canada), Vi-Grade GmbH (Germany), Next Level Racing (Australia), Trak Racer (Australia), CXC Simulations (US), Cranfield Simulation (UK), Simxperience (UK), and Simworx Pty Ltd. (Australia), and AB Dynamics Plc (Ansible Motion Ltd) (UK).

The Online category dominated the market in 2023.

The Commercial held the most share in the global market.

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