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Female video gamers in France currently are at a distribution percentage of 47%, though it has gone down 1% it is steadily closing the gap to making gaming more inclusive in France.
In 2021, hardware was the fastest growing video game segment in France. This segment generated approximately 1.7 billion euros in sales and had increased 11% percent year-over-year.
Console gaming reigns king in France, with a last recorded revenue of almost 2.75 billion euros in turnover. PC Gaming was ranked second with 1.49 billion euros in annual sales
The average revenue per user in France is forecasted to be around $33.80 U.S dollars on average. The majority of the revenue per user spent on Video Games is through mobile gaming with an average revenue $89.07 U.S dollars
In 2020, more than a quarter of released video game titles in France were suitable for gamers aged 3 and more, while 16 percent of games required players to be above 18 years of age.
In 2021, FIFA 22 was the best selling game release in France. This game generated 56.9 million euros in sales during the measured period. After this came Mario Kart 8 with over 24.4 million euros in physical sales.
In 2021, action games were by far the best selling video game genre in France – approximately 5.4 million units were sold. Sports games were led by football series FIFA which generated 3.27 million unit sales – this made it the second most popular gaming genre.
22% of respondents from a survey conducted by Statista mentioned that they have purchased video games – through downloads. A further 35% followed up with the survey with ‘no’ indicating no further consumption on video games within the past twelve months.
France fare out slightly under the global average of gamers who play video games at least once a week weekly at 78.9%, the global average as of Q4 2020 currently sits at 84.1%.
By 2025 it’s forecasted that in France Mobile Gaming will be the most popular gaming segment with 22 million users. This would be an increase of the current recorded in 2021 with a number of 18.9m with 3.1 million in difference.
As of 2021, the current revenue through mobile gaming took a dip from 1.42bn euros in 2020 to 1.41bn in 2021, however the segment has doubled since 2017 which sat at 778m, showing perennial growth every year.
33% of respondents from a survey by SELL mentioned that they pay video games every day or nearly everyday, a following 22% mentioned they play video games several times a day.
On the flip side, Android have pictured a different story with Coin Master being the most grossed game on the Play Store app with 9.7million, marginally beating Clash Royale with 2.5m U.S dollars.
Sebastien Debs (named Ceb) have amassed the most earnings compared to all the eSports players in France as of 2021 earning a total of 214,000. Second to this is Amanek (Francois Delaunay) with 149,000.
In 2021 according to a survey by Mediametrie, 20% of internet users were eSports viewers or players. It also revealed that more than nine million were gamers and viewers in France.