Top 100 Countries by Games Revenue Revealed

Newzoo Games Market Research have released a report detailing the top 100 countries in the world by games revenue and as expected, Asia tops the chart taking three of the top four positions.

The report featured the top 100 countries ranked based on their global game revenue which is a result of a combination of primary consumer research, transactional data as well as quarterly company reports. Newzoo have based their revenues on those generated from companies in the global games industry and excludes hardware sales, tax, business-business services and online gambling and betting.

China tops the list by generating $22,227,194,000 from games revenues, while the USA are only just behind bringing in $21,962,491,000. This is the first time China has overtaken the USA to become the world’s largest video games market. After that though, the market is very much dominated by Asia with Japan and South Korea coming in third and fourth respectively. Japan has revenue totaling $12,328,860,000 why South Korea is quite far behind with only $4,022,366,000.

Germany is the highest ranked European country with $3,654,669,000, just over $100 million more than the United Kingdom at $3,533,493,000.

In fact, out of the $91.5bn generated in the games industry in 2015, the top 20 ranked countries in the report account for $83bn of that or 90.8% of total revenue.

Here is the Top 20:
  • China – $22,227,194,000
  • USA – $21,962,491,000
  • Japan – $12,328,860,000
  • South Korea – $4,022,366,000
  • Germany – $3,654,669,000
  • United Kingdom – $3,533,493,000
  • France – $2,460,172,000
  • Canada – $1,811,271,000
  • Spain – $1,564,223,000
  • Italy – $1,505,800,000
  • Brazil – $1,458,902,000
  • Russia – $1,262,405,000
  • Mexico – $1,195,456,000
  • Australia – $1,171,715,000
  • Taiwan – $767,272,000
  • Turkey – $464,313,000
  • Netherlands – $463,972,000
  • India – $428,265,000
  • Poland – $407,947,000
  • Switzerland – $351,210,000
You can check out the full report here.

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