The French government has released a number of figures to demonstrate the country's importance in the games industry. It claims that the success of French companies such as Ubisoft and Arkane Studio helped global revenues increase to 60 billion Euros between 2011 and 2012.
The government release says that France is now the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the United States.
It also claims that there are 31 million regular video game players in France, more than any other country in Europe. That would account for almost half of France's population. It claims that eight out of ten French people played a video game at least once in 2013.
Many successful games have emerged from France in recent years, including Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, Dishonored, and Beyond: Two Souls. As Ubisoft expands its operations, we can expect France's numbers to continue to rise.