Leading video game genres in France 2018

 According to a survey conducted in September 2018, the most popular video games genres among French web users were casual games and mobile games, accounting for 42 percent of the preferences. Second came role play gaming and platform gaming, mentioned respectively by 30 and 29 percent of the respondents.  

A quick profile of French gamers

The penetration of video games in France appears to be strongly dependent on the age group. Among French people aged from 13 to 24, more than 4 in 10 respondents had at least one contact with gaming on an average day, while only 16 percent of people aged 65 years and older were playing video games. Furthermore, in 2018, almost 20 percent of women played video games daily, a slight decrease compared to 2016. Finally, the 2019 Statista Global Consumer Survey asked French people how many hours they played video games in a week: results show that more than a quarter of the respondents declared spending one to five hours gaming per week.   

Video games market in France

  The Statista Market Outlook focusing on video games estimated the revenue from the French video games market at about 1.3 billion euros for the year 2018 (DMO). Moreover, the segment of mobile video games is expected to keep increasing up to around 660 million euros by 2023. Finally, the growth of online video game is also worth noting: the share of French consuming online games went from 20 percent in 2011 to 34 percent in 2018.

Most popular video game genres among web users in France in 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

September 6 to October 1, 2018

Number of respondents

2,856 respondents

Age group

10 years and older

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