Looking for a way to capitalize on the $16.5 billion dollar video gaming mega trend in the United States? One of the fast growing categories of mobile businesses we’ve seen in recent years is the rise of the video game party trailers. These trailers offer everything you need to host a truly memorable party for the serious gamer. These trailers combine all the creature comforts of home, including built-in sofas, gaming chairs, and a easily assess refrigerator stocked with everything from snacks to sodas. In addition to everything you would expect to find in your living room these trailers also deliver an enhanced gaming experience that includes high-quality movie-theatre inspired surround sound, large high-definition televisions, and an isolated environment that allows you to really immerse yourself in the game.
These types of mobile entertainment businesses have popped-up in every metro across the country due to the popularity of video games especially first-person shooters like Halo and Call of Duty. These modified trailers can be the perfect addition to someone that already owns a local event or party company that usually delivers things like bounce houses. At a certain age, kids stop wanting to jump around in a bouncy castle as they progress into their teens and this can be the ideal way to continue to serve your base of customers as they grow.
There are multiple catalysts for growth in this category. First, many of the most popular multi-player online games now involve team play. This means that you can get together three or four of your buddies and do battle against another team. Over the past few years these video-game teams have become increasingly competitive and there are now leagues with professional video-game players. If you’re good enough, you can actually make a living playing video games these days.
Risks and Challenges
Although this is a proven model there are some risks associated. The primary risk is not the demand in on-site gaming, it’s actually how often you may need to upgrade your equipment. As you know video game systems, games, and technology change considerably every two – four years. To stay relevant, you will need to reevaluate your hardware needs on an annual basis at least to make sure you’re providing the type of entertainment experience that is in-demand by gamers right now. Here are a few examples of these custom game trailers that we like:
Key Components of a Video Game Trailer
Stereo Surround Sound – Sound can be a huge differentiator for your trailer and help gamers really hear the difference. Make sure you’ve got high-quality surround sound that includes sub-woofers for that bottom end difference. You need the sound effects to be an improvement over what the typical gamer has in his living room.
Television Screens – Everyone has a large flat-screen television at this point. To impress you’ll want to install something that is at least 60 inches in size. Fortunately, the price to invest in a large flat screen television gets cheaper each year.
Gaming Systems – Top of the line game systems like Xbox can be purchased for under $500 new. Make sure to ask your customers about new consoles that are coming out so you stay on top of the trends.
Seating Options – Many of the latest games involve team play. We recommend installing large sofas that can comfortably seat four player at a time. Four players is the standard for many of the multi-player team games at this time.
Refrigerators / Beverages – If you’re going to pull an all-nighter you’re going to need fuel. Make sure you’ve installed a full-size refrigerator and in some cases a mini-bar for players. These creature comforts are a nice touch that won’t go unnoticed by gamers.
If you’re looking for a cutting-edge video game trailer to be manufactured for your business, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly. We offer free build consultations and can make your vision a reality.