The European video game industry is worth €23.3bn.
Video games represent one of Europe’s most compelling economic success stories, and a rapidly growing segment of its creative industries. European revenue grew by 22% in 2020 compared to 3% in 2019, 15% in 2018 and 18% in 2017.
- 22% growth in 2020 in key European markets France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.
- Revenue in the whole of the EU and the UK is €23.3bn (€17.6bn in the key European markets surveyed by GameTrack (IPSOS MORI)).
- Consoles continue to drive a large part of total revenues (accounting for 44%).
- Digital revenues continues to grow, representing 80% of total revenue (76% in 2019).
- Driver of the digital economy: digital revenue has multiplied 3.1 times since 2015.
- During the pandemic, the esports audience grew by 9.82%.
Europe is the home of some of the largest trade shows across the world.
Trade shows across Europe allow the video games ecosystem to meet, interact and discuss the latest innovations and trends in games, and to discover and reveal upcoming releases for their licenses. Europe is the home of many of the largest trade events in the world. Some of the largest trade fairs worldwide are organised on a yearly basis, some of them attracting over 300,000 visitors.