1. Market Research
  2. > Software
  3. > Video Game Market Trends
  4. > Europe Online Gaming Market 2015

Europe Online Gaming Market 2015

  • April 2015
  • -
  • yStats - Global E-Commerce Intelligence
  • -
  • 104 pages

Summary

Table of Contents

Digital games conquering the gaming landscape on the Old Continent

In Europe’s largest gaming market, Germany, the virtual goods segment is booming: revenues from micro-transactions in games more than doubled in 2014, while smartphones and mobile phones overtook PCs as the device most used to play games. In the UK also the freemium games model was the growth driver, especially for mobile games, but online games on PCs and consoles still outweighed revenues from mobile games last year. In France both computers and consoles were ahead of smartphones in terms of usage by gamers with some difference in payment models between these devices: free-to-play was the leading type of tames played on smartphones, while on computers it was topped by subscription-based games by a small margin.

Russia is by far the largest market.in the Eastern Europe region. Social and mobile games are the main growth drivers of the online gaming revenues in Russia. A third of Internet users in Russia played games over the Internet, with a similar share of gamers playing via social networks. In Turkey, computer and smartphones were in close competition for the share of Internet users frequently playing online games, with computers remaining slightly ahead. Similarly, in Poland the percentage of gamers playing on computers and in web browsers was higher than then playing on smartphones or tablets. Overall, some Eastern European countries were behind Scandinavian and Western European countries in penetration of Internet users playing games with other persons online in 2014.

Regarding the Europe-based gaming companies, French video, computer and digital games maker Ubisoft saw its digital segment grow at double-digit rate, while total revenues were down. Gameloft, another French game maker and publisher of some popular mobile game titles, saw revenues decline slightly amidst growing competition. Meanwhile, Germany-based Game Studios managed to bring its “Empire: Four Kingdoms” title to the rankings of top mobile games and almost doubled its revenues in 2014.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
Get This Report
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Ahmad

+1 718 618 4302

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2017-2021

Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2017-2021

  • $ 3960
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by IDC

This IDC study sizes and characterizes the mobile games marketplace from several vantage points through 2021. It also forecasts demand for handheld game console hardware and packaged/digital game software ...

Video Games in Japan

Video Games in Japan

  • $ 912
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Euromonitor International

Video games in Japan grew by 6% in 2015 to reach sales of ¥1.3 trillion, with growth slowing from the 12% increase seen in 2014. The positive growth came from mobile games, which generated ¥798 billion ...

Toys and Games in Japan

Toys and Games in Japan

  • $ 1112
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Euromonitor International

Demographic and market conditions continued to have an impact on the toys and games market in Japan during 2015. Unlike in the previous year, traditional toys and games contracted in value sales in 2015 ...

Video Games In The Philippines

September 2016 $ 912

Video Games In Italy

August 2016 $ 912

Video Games In Canada

August 2016 $ 912

Global Video Games Industry

August 2016 $ 4950

Video Games In South Korea

June 2016 $ 912

Video Games In Russia

June 2016 $ 912

Toys And Games In China

June 2016 $ 1112

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.