Europe world’s second largest consumer of videogames

Wednesday, 28th May 2008 21:05 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nielsen analysts have just published the results of their Videogamers in Europe 2008 study, revealing that Europe is in fact the second largest gaming territory in the world, ahead of America.

Europe generated €7.3bn for the games industry last year which leaves them just behind Asia.

Across the continent it has been revealed that some 81% of parents actually game with their children, while the average age of gamers in the United Kingdom is 33.

Loads more facts and figures over at Worthplaying.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Shatner

    Oh my. That’s going to piss off the yanks.


    #1 7 years ago
  2. Bloodloss

    Perhaps it’s mainly due to the unwritten law in the industry that states you absolutely must screw over Europe as much as possible. If we get charged double the price, it’s not surprising we’d give more money to the industry. I wonder how we’d rank if we weren’t treated like 2nd-class customers all the time…

    #2 7 years ago
  3. wz

    Bloodloss is spot on, unfortunately.
    Look at the PS3 prices, it’s insane:
    PS3 EU: EUR 400 -> USD 625
    PS3 US: USD 400 -> EUR 255

    Besides, I think 6000 people across 15 countries is a much too small number for a representative result.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. EdwardTivrusky

    Yup, Rip-Off Europe makes loads-a-money for industry as Europeans guzzle down the big prices and ask for more. :(

    Maybe America should subsidise europe for a change? :)

    #4 7 years ago

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