Dutch games industry nears €1 billion

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 8 May 2008 13:58 GMT

According to this Next-Gen report, the Dutch games industry is now worth €1 billion per year in revenue and is growing 50 percent faster than any other games market in the region.

From the site:

“The remarkable success of the Dutch game industry can be attributed to the significant interest in game-related research, education and science in the Netherlands,” said Seth van der Meer, chairman of the NLGD Foundation.

van der Meer expects Dutch games industry revenues to grow to €1.2 billion in 2008 and the number of jobs to increase to 1,800, a 20 percent increase in both revenue and workers. He also expects ten Dutch-created games for Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to be released worldwide.

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