The Association for the German Gaming Industry has announced achieving sales amounting to 4.7 billion euros during the first half of the current year, marking a 4% increase compared to the same period last year.
After achieving substantial growth of 32% in 2020 and 17% in 2021, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that led people to spend more time at home, the sector witnessed stability in 2022 with a mere 1% growth. However, the current year has seen a robust resurgence in high business levels.
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The data revealed that gaming-specific computers, consoles, and accessories contributed to sales amounting to 1.6 billion euros, while game sales reached 2.7 billion euros, and online gaming services accounted for 0.4 billion euros.
Flex Falk, the CEO of the association, affirmed that the growth achieved in the first half of 2023 reflects the momentum the sector has gained, especially after achieving stability in the previous year.
He expressed his confidence that the current growth rate is an achievement considering the conditions that the industry has faced in recent months.
In the same context, the city of Cologne is gearing up to host Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming exhibition, with the participation of 1,220 exhibitors from 63 countries next week.
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