Video gaming penetration in France 2019, by age group

 In France in 2019, more than 90 percent of French teenagers from 10 to 14 years played video games. Current data from 2018 states that more generally, 42 percent of responding French aged 13 to 24 years had at least one contact with video gaming on an average day . Moreover, the share of women playing video games daily was of 18 percent in 2018.  

Video gaming habits

   According to the Statista Global Consumer Survey from 2019, 43 percent of French used their smartphone to play video games, while more than a third used a laptop or PC to do so. In addition to this, action and action-adventure games were the most popular genre of video games among respondents gaming regularly.    

Gaming purchases of French

   The results of the same survey reports that 14 percent of French spent money on video games on a data medium in the past year and about the same percentage bought video games on downloads. Digital video games purchases were carried out mostly on online stores like PlayStation Store and Steam by respondents playing video games and having bought digital games in the past year.

Share of video game players among the population in France in 2019, by age group

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

September 2 to 27, 2019

Number of respondents

4,049 respondents

Age group

10 years and older

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