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July 12, 2013

eBooks Marketshare in Europe : 2013 report

According to Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2013, referring to data of IHS ScreenDigest, it is estimated, that the sale of downloadable core PC games will increase to 27,13 million in 2015, up from 2,14 million in 2007.

18 Video streamed games, i.e. fully streamed games services that do not require any downloading, are expected to increase to 7,7 million transactions in 2015 from 0,36 million transactions in 2011.19

In contrast, sales of packaged games for personal computers are estimated to reach 35 million in 2015, compared to 69 million physical units sold in 2004.20 a) Number of gamers According to the researches of Newzoo, focusing on 7 EU game markets (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium)21, 132,200,000 active gamers were counted in 2011. The highest number of active gamers could be found in Germany with an estimated 36 million (up 38,5 million in 2012). It is followed by the UK with 31 million active gamers (up 33,6 million 2012) and France with 24 million (up to 25,3 million in 2012).