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South Africa’s games industry is increasingly dominated by digital titles from other countries – but, despite this, the local market is growing.
Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg plays a big part in the global games industry.
More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
The New Zealand games industry is on the rise, growing 18 per cent year-on-year in 2014.
Russia is one of the biggest markets for video games in the world, and is even overcoming its long-held issue with piracy.
Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.
Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.
Australia has long been notorious for the costly price of games.
According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.
Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.
The Netherlands continues to host a flourishing games market, experiencing massive growth propelled by the strength of serious games and social titles.
Portugal is a fast-growing European region for games, despite a recent withdrawal of games retail in the area.
France continues to experience a healthy games sector, bolstered by growth in physical retail and online.
Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region.
Iceland is a thriving landscape for games, backed by strong government investment in the industry.
Japan continues to be one of the most lucrative games market in the world, despite the falling presence of console gaming in the region.
Mexico now boasts the second-biggest games sector in the Latin American region, behind Brazil.
Despite Polish consumers spending more on games purchases than the rest of Eastern Europe, the country’s games retail industry remains afflicted by rampant piracy.
The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.