Entries in 'international factfile' (31)
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Cyprus was hit hard by the Eurocrisis, and this has hurt the region’s video games market.
Tastes in Luxembourg match those in the UK and popular games in the region currently include blockbusters like FIFA 13 and Call of Duty.
With only a handful of retailers and one major distributor, the Romanian games market is a small one.
The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest regions in the Middle East, and one that is home to a promising video games market.
The emerging market of Portugal is more developed than others in its category.
The heavily populated Middle Eastern nation of Iran has a much higher proportion of younger consumers, with around half of Iranians younger than 35.
Egypt suffers from many of the same challenges as other markets in the region.
Canada is one of the world’s biggest video games markets and it continues to grow.
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There are close to 100 studios based in Indonesia, making the Asian nation a great source of development talent.
Slovakia is a small country by European standards.
The Swiss market is one that has remained relatively stable despite the economic pressures Europe faces.
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Korea, partner country of this year’s Gamescom, is home to a market that is wildly different to that of the UK.
Brazil is one of the most promising markets in South America.
Bulgaria’s video games market dates back to some of the earliest consoles, with local retailer and distributor Transfer Group starting out in 1990.
Iran’s population is close to 80m people and in 2010 50 per cent of those were under 35, according to local distributor Doostan Co.
In terms of employee numbers, Canada is home to the third biggest video game industry in the world. 16,000 people are employed by games firms across 348 companies, according to ...
Like the UK, the Irish games retail market took a hit with the fall of GAME.
Saudi Arabia is home to a video game market that continues to offer new opportunities.
According to the FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2012, the Indian games business was valued at 13bn Rupees ($259m) in 2011 – up 30 per cent.
Russia is the largest country in the world, and as a result, there’s plenty of room for a variety of retailers.
Believe it or not, Portugal is classed as an emerging market – but that certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the region seriously.
Germany is a crucial European market for publishers. Sales in the region generated a cool €2bn in 2011, according to research from German games trade body BIU.
France is one of the biggest gaming markets in Europe, and one still dominated by boxed sales.