The European video game industry is worth €24.5bn

The EU’s digital ambition to drive innovation, economic growth and progress means Europe’s games ecosystem will play an increasingly vital role.

Video games represent one of Europe’s most compelling economic success stories, and a rapidly growing segment of its creative industries. Europe’s games ecosystem has spawned generations of technological and creative talent that continues to set new standards in innovation, artistry and immersive storytelling. No other form of creative expression so uniquely combines technical and artistic disciplines in ways that allow audiences to actively participate in the story as that of video games. The industry’s track record for pushing boundaries continues to redefine entertainment, generate new business models, and deliver technologies with wide-ranging cross-over potential. Games deliver experiences that enrich the everyday cultural lives of more than half of all Europeans, and inspire new ways of understanding and interacting with the world around us.


of the population between the ages of 6 – 64 play video games

€24.5 billion

in revenue in 2022
(from 5 key markets)


of European video game players are women


people employed throughout Europe


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Economic Success

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