An Overview of France's Game Market


French has long been one of the default languages for game localization, along with Italian, German and Spanish (the commonly used acronym for this is FIGS or EFIGS, to include English). Many games also include French language voiceover.





3rd in game software sales

in Western Europe.


  • France ranks 3rd in game software sales for all of Western Europe (behind the UK and Germany), bringing in 17% of the region's software sales.
  • France has over 44 million gamers, with most on PC and mobile platforms - Over 65% of France's total population.
  • In terms of software sales only, games in France bring in nearly $4 billion.
  • While France and South Korea have nearly the same number of gamers, France brings in $1 billion more in game software sales than Korea.


LAI Global Game Services – DFC Intelligence – Video Game Market Infographics – Western Europe – France - French

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France brings in $1 billion

more than Korea, despite

the same size of gaming population.


Mobile Gaming Popularity

  • Following the UK, France has Europe's highest mobile game average revenue per user (ARPU), at $30 ARPU.


Are eSports Popular in France?

You'd be surprised!

  • As of 2016, France was Europe's 3rd largest market for eSports, behind Sweden and Russia. (22% of France's eSports viewership was female.)
  • France comprised 7.1% revenue share for eSports. (Sweden had 14.3%, Russia 11.6%, the UK 5.6% and Spain 5.3%.)
  • In 2016, France's eSports industry brought in $22.5 million.


Europe's 3rd largest eSports market!


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Latest page update: 4Q2017.

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