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Latin America: leading gaming markets 2020, by revenue

In 2020, Mexico and Brazil ranked as the leading gaming markets in Latin America, generating an estimated 1.9 billion and 1.75 billion U.S. dollars, respectively. Gaming revenue in both countries was over three times higher than that of Argentina - the country with the third highest revenue in the region.

COVID-19 and the hunger for entertainment

Facing movement restrictions for weeks or even months at a time, Latin Americans embraced video games as a means of entertainment within the safety of their homes. In fact, gamers in the region were those who most increased their playing time worldwide during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more time was devoted to this activity, the greater the need for players to be well equipped. According to a survey, monthly gaming expenditure in Mexico, Brazil and Chile, grew an average of 50 percent during this period.

The future is mobile

Mobile devices have offered both amateur and hardcore gamers the flexibility to access gameplay at any time and place. In a 2020 study conducted in Latin America , over two-thirds of respondents reported spending more than 40 minutes a day playing mobile games. The trend appears to be similarly popular across the region. In another survey, 69 percent of responding adults in Mexico stated to play mobile video games, while in the south of the continent, approximately 68.8 percent of Argentinians indicated doing the same.

Leading gaming markets in Latin America in 2020, by gaming revenue

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* Puerto Rico was included in the ranking despite being an unincorporated territory of the United States.
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